“A film that is so long, it is an adventure just to watch it.” – Me

The worst thing I could say about this film is that it’s too long. In the beginning the film-makers state that it is very hard to make a film about such a great man and they cannot possibly show all his achievements.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

While this is true, they certainly don’t have to show 10 minutes of train-riding. Altough it shows how people travelled in that time period, it’s very boring. This is for documentaries.

Actually, there is a documentary about trains in India, made some years later. They should have waited with the footage.

Still Gandhi’s story is as awesome as it gets. First I thought it would horribe and wanted to stop multiple times but that man alone got me through the film – bad thing for the filmakers.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi  pronunciation,(2 October 1869 – 30 Janu

ary 1948), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.

It is remarkable how the lead actor (probably through a series of masks) looked like the real man. At some point, real news footage was shown and only than I could see the mask and performace of the actor was only 99%. I don’t mean to complain, that’s just as close as anyone can get to the real man.

Unfortunately I can’t really talk about the film itself for there is not a thing that was remarcable. I would suggest though to watch it but maybe we would be better off with a book…

By the way, as an important note: prime minister Indira Gandhi has nothing to do with Mahatma Gandhi, except the name of course.

Here are some links if you ever want to read about the subject:

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

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About the Author: Chris Kovacs

Technical Consultant, Traveller, Filmmaker & Photographer
Much like most people, I like to be all sorts of things.

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