Mahatma Gandhi was virtually a saint, an icon who transcended political and national divisions. His entire life was an argument or you can say – a series of arguments with the world. His life was stretched across three continents.
Many movies and documentaries had been made to portrait the life of Mahatma Gandhi, but the best one was by Sir Richard Attenborough in 1982.
If ‘Gandhi’ is made now यदि गांधी जी पर अभी सिनेमा बनाई जाय…
प्रस्तुत पोस्ट Mahatma Gandhi Woh Zamaana Kare Deewana में हम बात करेंगे कि यदि महात्मा गांधी पर बॉलीवुड या भारतीय कलाकारों को लेकर आज के दौर में सिनेमा बनाई जाय तो कौन से निर्देशक और कलाकारों को हम इस लिस्ट में शामिल करेंगे. यह पोस्ट bilingual है so please do not mind.
One of the most iconic films of all times, Gandhi (1982) was produced and directed by Richard Attenborough and written by John Briley. Starring Ben Kingsley, Rohini Hattangadi, Edward Fox, Roshan Seth, amongst others. The story is that of an Indian lawyer who returned from racially segregated South Africa to drive the British out of his home country through successive acts of non-violent protest. The portrayal of how simplicity and the power collectivism can throw over a whole British empire bringing them to their knees.
1982 : Sir Richard Attenborough had the ability and talent to accommodate a person’s entire lifespan in a couple of hours. He did a phenomenal job right from the research to bringing alive the legacy of the father of our nation on big screen.
NOW : Ashutosh Gowarikar known for his love for historical films and bringing lost eras to life with Lagaan, Jodha Akbar, Swadesh, Mohenjodaro and Panipat is undoubtedly our choice to direct this film today.
1982: Ben Kingsley played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the movie.
NOW: Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan is the man for the job. Known for his chameleon skills to adapt to various roles and characters combined with his attention to detail, Aamir Khan should play the role of our beloved Baapu.
1982: Rohini Hoattangadi, beautifully portrayed Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
NOW: Kajol, one of India’s most acclaimed actresses can easily pull off the role of Baa.
1982: Edward Fox is etched in our minds as the dreadful and shrewd General Dyer who was hated by all for his infamous Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
NOW: Danny Denzongpa with his international looks and versatile talent can be General Dyer in ‘Gandhi’.
Jawahar Lal Nehru
1982: Roshan Seth played the role of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to perfection.
NOW: The Nawab of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan wins hands down with his charming royal looks.
1982: Saeed Jaffery pulled off the role of The Iron Man of India, Sardar Patel flawlessly.
NOW: Paresh Rawal’s known for his diverse character roles makes him our choice to play the part.
Mohammad Ali Jinnah
1982: Alyque Padamsee brought to life an important historic figure, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, popularly known as the father of Pakistan in history
NOW: Irrfan Khan, a global Indian will surely cut ice in this role.
1982: Peter Harlowe played the part with the sternness of a bureaucrat and an attitude on his face.
NOW: The suave, Rajat Kapoor has our vote to play the last viceroy of the British Indian Empire.
Whether it was 1982 or 2020 or 2024, the story of the man who brought India independence needs to be told and needs to be heard!
Other than Aamir Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui can be a good option. He can play the role of Mahatma Gandhi.
As a Director, Bahubali Fame S. S. Rajamouli can portrait the life of Baapu on a larger canvas.
I am an ardent follower of Gandhiji. He was a person who tried his best for self improvement. I watched this movie around 20 years ago. His life is a message to all people who believes in Gandhian philosophy of life. The two principles of Gandhiji, i.e. Truth and non-violence is the need of time. The film produced and directed by Richard Attenborough is a classic and needs to watch again and again. If you have time, please, must read his famous book, that is, his autobiography, My Experminets with Truth.
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