Gandhi Jayanti: Bollywood films inspired by the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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The whole country is gearing up to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, on Tuesday, October 2. The father of the nation of India, Gandhi is known for his contribution in India’s fight against the British Raj.

Great Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, whose story has made it to the silver screen quite a few times. Industy has made several films, that explored the life of the Indian freedom fighter.

Here’s a look at the one can watch to recall the great Indian leader


Gandhi is a 1982 epic historical drama film based on the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India’s non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom’s rule of the country during the 20th century.

The film has bagged several prestigious awards and in fact,  it has won Ben Kingsley, the actor featured as Mahatma Gandhi,  the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Gandhi, My Father

Gandhi, My Father is a  movie directed by Feroz Abbas Khan is Indian biographical drama film. It was produced by Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, and released on 3 August 2007.

The film starred Darshan Jariwala as Mahatma Gandhi and  Akshaye Khanna as Harilal Gandhi. The movie released on August  2007, won National Film Awards for the director.


Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara

Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, 2005 Indian drama film, directed by Jahnu Barua and produced by Anupam Kher. The film stars Anupam Kher and Urmila Matondkar in lead roles.

In the film, a poem by noted Hindi poet, Sohan Lal Dwivedi, Koshish Karne Walon Ki Har Nahi Hoti was depicted as the favorite poem of the main character.


Lage Raho Munna Bhai

Lage Raho Munna Bhai is a 2006 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. It is the follow-up to the 2003 film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. with Sanjay Dutt reprising his role as Munna Bhai, a Mumbai (Bombay) underworld don. In Lage Raho Munna Bhai, the eponymous lead character starts to see the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi. Through his interactions with Gandhi, he begins to practice what he refers to as Gandhigiri (a neologism for Gandhism) to help ordinary people solve their problems.

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