lage rahe munna bhai, the making of mahatma

October 2 marks the birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, and Bapu. He was one of the greatest leaders. Gandhi contributed a lot towards achieving Independence from the British. He was inspirational for multiple reasons. On Gandhi Jayanti, let’s take a look at 5 movies that celebrate Mahatma Gandhi.

On Gandhi Jayanti, 5 movies that celebrate his legacy

Lage Raho Munna Bhai:

Be it songs or the storyline, all of Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi starrer Lage Raho Munna Bhai is etched in our mind. The Rajkumar Hirani directorial had drama, romance and comedy. It also had a scene where Munnabhai meets Mahatma Gandhi (played by Dilip Prabhavalkar). The movie perfectly tried to embark light onto Gandhi’s ideologies and principles.


This Oscar-winning biographical movie directed by Richar Attenborough deserves to be on the list. Ben Kingsley stepped into the shoes of Gandhi. The film focused on the leader of India’s non-violent, non-cooperative Independence movement against the United Kingdom’s rule of the country during the 20th century. It also starred Amrish Puri, Supriya Pathak, Om Puri, and Neena Gupta among others.

Gandhi, My Father:

The film by Feroz Abbas Khan starred Akshaye Khanna as legendary Gandhi’s elder son Harilal. It is based on the relationship between Gandhi and his son. The Shefali Shah, Darshan Jariwala and Bhoomika Chawla also bagged a National Award in 2009.


Shobhayatra follws the lives of six professionals who are set to enact the roles of Gandhi, Bose, Tilak, Nehru, Rani Laxmibai and Babu Genu in an Independence Day ceremony. As the story progresses, we see the difference between their reality and the heroic historical figures they are aspiring to play. The narrative also establishes subtly the relevance of Gandhian values even today and reminds us how far we have tarevlled from the idealism of our freedom fighters to arrive at a crucial juncture in history.

The making of the Mahatma:

This movie was directed by Shyam Benegal. It showed Gandhi’s earlier life in South Africa and how he took stand for India’s Independence. Rajit Kaur played the role of Bapu in the film.

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