Gandhi Se Mahatma Tak

U • History • Biography • Drama • 1996

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was invited to South Africa in 1893 to settle a case for a wealthy Indian settled there. He expected to return in a few months but instead got involved in the freedom movement and eventually stayed for 21 years. During those years, his ideas took shape and his personal and political philosophy evolved. Gandhi’s creed of nonviolence and satyagraha originated in that country. The impact of South Africa was incalculable and this film deals with these 21 years.His constant search for truth causes hardships for the whole family. His public life is equally full of frustrating and difficult experiences. He witnesses iniquitous wars as a medical volunteer, and is incarcerated in jail during the struggle for Indian rights. He emerges from this crucible, a Mahatma.

Director: Shyam Benegal



Release Date

04 October 1996


History, Biography, Drama


Shyam Benegal