Gandhi Jayanti: These Bollywood Movies Based On Mahatma Gandhi’s Life Are A Must-Watch

Author : Sayli Borkar

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi aka Bapu certainly turned the History of our country in a way the world never witnessed before. Gandhi is a name not only popular in History books but also in the popular culture and films.

Mahatma Gandhi has also been an important part in Bollywood movies. The role of Gandhi has not only stayed restricted to India but has also touched a lot of foreign lands. Today on 2nd October, on his birthday, we list down some of his movies that showcased Mahatma Gandhi’s life like never before:


Take a look:

  1. Mahatma: Life Of Gandhi (1968):

This is a documentary based on the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi which has included actual photos and videos of Gandhi.



  1. Gandhi (1982):

Ben Kingsley has portrayed the role of Gandhi in this movie. The film describes the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi who freed India from the British rule using peaceful means and thus giving hope and inspiration for generations to come.


  1. The making of Mahatma (1996):

Rajat Kapoor plays the role of Gandhi in The Making Of Mahatma. The movie shows the complete journey of the life of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India.


  1. Hey Ram (2000):

‘Hey Ram’ is a revenge saga by a victim of partition, played by Kamal Hassan who portrayed the divergent set of opinions a man like Gandhi elicited. Naseeruddin Shah plays the role of Gandhi.


  1. Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Maara (2005):

The movie revolves around Uttam (Anupam Kher) and Trisha (Urmila Matondkar). Uttam blames himself for killing Mohandas K. Gandhi and now Trisha must find out if her dad was in any way responsible for Gandhi’s death or not.


  1. Gandhi My Father (2007):

This Anil Kapoor film was based on Gandhiji’s personal life rather than the political one. The film was from the perspective of Gandhi’s son Harilal Gandhi (played by Akshaye Khanna). Darshan Jariwala played the role of Gandhi.


  1. Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)

Certainly not the kind of film you would imagine Mahatma Gandhi but this film certainly stole our hearts with the little meaningful references of Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings and how apt Dilip Prabhavalkar was as Gandhi.


Let’s remember this legend on his birth anniversary i.e. Gandhi Jayanti. Let’s follow Gandhigiri and as Gandhiji has said:

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

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