The craft of filmmaking is not usually about delivering a beautiful piece of art; not only about entertaining the audience but also about connecting them with the soul of the film. The essence lies in the makers ability to maintain the authenticity of the subject even as he mystifies the story.
Richard Attenborough’s “Gandhi” is an ideal example of such an artistic excellence. It was written by John Briley. The movie sketches the life of the Mahatma from his days at South Africa where he first laid the foundations of ‘ Satyagraha’ to his unmatched contribution in the freedom struggle of his motherland. The film highlights his various encounters with the British Rulers and efficiently puts forth his non – surfacial but strong will power. Mahatma Gandhi’s virtues such as tolerance and honesty are brought to light by emphasizing subtle incidents; which took place in his life.
Another remarkable aspect of the movie is the accuracy of the time period. Richard Attenborough chases the time from Gandhi’s younger days to his older days by showing gradual changes in the surroundings and in the gadgets such as cameras. The film is actually a glance through the window of present into the past where the onlooker is introduced to the divine qualities of a ordinary looking extraordinary man. This well tailored masterpiece easily teaches the audience the significance of self reliance and resilience through the voice of the Mahatma.
The movie, reflects the thought, that even one man make a huge difference if he shows perseverance and inculcates humility.
Source by Nikita Gharat