Ghandi Film Analysis

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When I was just 9 years old, I was watching a film with my father and it was the first time when a film had made me cry. The film was “Green Mile”. Since that time I have been fascinated and surrounded myself by films. I always used to say that one day I will make a film, which makes people cry, but for this task I chose a film which not only made me cry, but also changed my view of the world and made me see previously unnoticed things. I’m not saying that it was easy to decide what film to analyse. It took me quite long time to choose. I wanted something extraordinary. I wanted a film that is not only fun to watch and makes think about the raised problem, but also about cultural and ideological meaning. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi once said: "Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." These words definitely had an effect on the film selection. It just an expression, but it’s already makes feel optimistic and inspires. Gandhi – one of the brightest XXa. persons, who left unforgettable footprints in India and in all world history. So I decided to choose the film “Gandhi” (producer Richard Attenborough) for a detailed analysis. This film is not based on neutrality or indifference to historical events, pretty ideas or just “dry watching” images, therefore with the intention to convey the idea of understanding and comparison between current prevailing attitudes and alternative way of thinking. Here an alternative way of thinking can be understood as a return to the spiritual perfectionism, by forgetting everyday woes, trying to be independent of "civilization" provided "the advantages” and virtues of the model display to others, because this is the only possible way to present the alternatives. Richard Attenborough’s film "Gandhi" presents a realistic and historical film about the Indian political activist life. "Gandhi" – it’s a biographic drama based on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's life. He was a man who started and led to the death of non-violent movement against British settlers in India in the first twentieth-century hand side. Gandhi's great achievement was that he successfully applied his theories to the masses of people and that’s what made him not only local, but a global hero. It's a film about a man who sought to shatter stereotypes, racial discrimination and other factors. The film is a very clear portrayal of the ordinary people of India. They all appear on long shots in large groups, reflecting their solidarity with barricades and the class to which they belong. They have no individuality, but only act as a mass in support of the right half. Therefore we must not forget that this film is about M. Gandhi and not only about one nation. The film begins with unique views of the Indian country and the author’s introductory words: "No Man's life can be encompassed in one telling ... least of all Gandhi's, whose passage through life was so entwined with his nation's struggle for freedom. There is no way to give each event its allotted weight, to recount the deeds and sacrifice of all the great men and women that he whom India and subsequent publications are reduced owes immense debt. What can be done is that no faithful in spirit to the record of his journey, and to try to find one's way to the heart of the man ..." The beginning composed quite interestingly, unfortunately its starts with the scene when Gandhi is shot during a meeting with people, however it doesn’t reveal the full story. It shows Gandhi's assassination, which took place on 30 January 1948. After the prayer, with the others help, he goes for a walk to meet the people when one man in the crowd shoots him. Director doesn’t let through the eyes the last words of Gandhi. Gandhi said, "Oh, my God" and falls dead. Then next shows massive funeral scene where thousands of people giving it clear that Gandhi's death was a national tragedy. At the funeral procession attended numerous people from around the world occupying...