Gandhi Film Review

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“I can say without the slightest hesitation, and yet all humility, that those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion means” (Gandhi, 1957; 504). These words are only a glimpse of Gandhi’s revolutionary sight that changed Western intellectuals. As we continue to remember his blessings, Gandhi will be known as a leader of the successful freedom struggle and a representative of the highest level of thinking in the Hindu religious tradition. Mohandas Gandhi had many accomplishments throughout his 78 years of life. To briefly outline a few, Gandhi successfully accomplished to abjure from cardinal desires, to study law in London, to educate Indians in South Africa on their rights, oppose a bill that deprive Indians of their right to vote, and finally to continue fighting until the bitter end in defending his country and people's rights to choose. Accomplishments in Gandhi’s life continued as he began a Satyagraha campaign in South Africa, which he used twice within a couple of years to defend non-whites from discrimination. Gandhi also accomplished the march from Sabarmati to Dandi's sea to collect salt in protest of the British salt tax. In 1947, India finally won its independence from British rule. In that same year, Gandhi fasted successfully, to end violence between Indians and Muslims in Calcutta after India achieved its Independence. Finally Mohandas Gandhi changed his country's life completely as well as the lives of people generations from him. This paper will discuss and evaluate the 1982 film Gandhi. Through exploring both the film and the autobiography of Mohandas Gandhi, this paper will attempt to compare and contrast the depiction of our great hero. In addition, this paper will discuss how the information in the film represents Gandhi distinctive to how Gandhi portrays himself within his autobiography. Furthermore, this paper will subjectively illustrate how both materials representing the same man serve...
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