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Mahatma Gandhi Death Anniversary: 5 Films Depicting The Legend's Immense Impact On India

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| January 30 , 2018 , 13:22 IST

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Father of Indian Nation was brutally assassinated exactly 70 years back, leaving the entire country to mourn over the loss of a legend, who taught millions the power of non-violence and made a significant contribution in freeing the nation from clutches of British rule.

In today's time and world where an artistic tribute can lead to the nation-wide uproar, cinema holds a great power to compel the viewers into savouring the prominent incidents through visual representation. Time and again, filmmakers have picturised the life of Mahatma Gandhi through distinctive angles on screens.

Paying tribute to the celebrated leader, we bring to you some worth-watching films made on Mahatma Gandhi, each taking the viewers on an interesting ride of his eventful life.

The Making of Mahatma (1996)

The joint venture between India and South Africa takes the viewers all the way through Mahatma Gandhi's life journey. Helmed by the celebrated filmmaker Shyam Benegal, the film features the leader's 21-year stay in South Africa where the non-violence movement was born.

Gandhi My Father (2007)

The Feroz Abbas Khan directorial focuses on Mahatma Gandhi's son, Hiralal Gandhi, beautifully portrayed by Akshaye Khanna whereas Darshan Jarishan inserts life into MK Gandhi's character. The film highlights the trouble in their father-son relationship.

Hey Raam (2000)

The period crime drama helmed by Kamal Haasan takes us through the India-Pakistan partition followed by his assassination at the hands of Nathuram Godse. While the veteran actor portrayed the protagonist as well, Shah Rukh Khan has made a cameo in the film.

Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005)

The film might not be entirely focused on Mahatma Gandhi but depicts the impact he left on the lives of common people. Helmed by Jahnu Barua, it revolves around a retired professor played by Anupam Kher who believes that he has killed Gandhi.

Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)

The Sanjay Dutt starrer revolves around the protagonist who suddenly starts seeing Mahatma Gandhi's spirit which guides him towards non-violence and peace. He along with his aid (Arshad Warsi) then starts spreading the message of 'Gandhigiri'.