Gandhi Movie Analysis

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Mahatma Gandhi is a well-known Indian, peaceful, protestor that made a substantial impact during the early to mid-1900. Director Richard Attenborough, developed a film of the famed leader of India titled, "Gandhi". The movie "Gandhi" portrays a biography of Gandhi 's life showing the importance of how Gandhi was a normal human being trying to find himself through some soul-searching while also retaining a friendly sense of humor. This movie did a wonderful job of introducing the audience to a side of Gandhi that the public was not aware of, such is how he impacted India through peaceful protests without losing hope, and that although Gandhi was peaceful his words had such might that it built his moral force. Gandhi is introduced to the audience…show more content…
He even addresses the Brigadier of the British Empire that they are not wanted in India by saying, "Mr. Kinnoch, I beg you to accept that there is no people on Earth who would not prefer their own bad government to the good government of an alien power" (IMDB, 1990). The Brigadier is left in shock because in his mind India is "British". The irony of this statement is that Gandhi believes that India is nothing but India, and if India was truly British they were not being treated like the true British citizens. He compares the treatment by the British as slavery, as seen when an old farmer comes to Gandhi for help because his crops cannot be sold. Around ninety-five percent of India 's population is focused on agriculture. Many Indian citizens are part of the lower class, thus Gandhi becomes part of the lower social-economical class to make a statement. The statement is that they should rid that caste system, a Hindu class structure that determine what part of the system an individual is stuck in for their entire life based on their parents. Gandhi wants to eliminate the lowest caste system, the untouchables, by acting like one himself. This is only part of his way of showing that everyone in India must unite if they want to gain…show more content…
Gandhi is filled with wit, and symbolic movements. Each step he takes to protest peacefully leave a stunned audience, the audience being the British Empire. The British Empire has multiple, multiple times arrested Gandhi in order to deliberately halt his protests or cease them, but no matter the number of years Gandhi is put into jail the population of India stands by him. This powerful movement leaves the British with few options, as similar to how the British abide by the Queen, the Indian population abide by their leader Gandhi. There are scenes in the movie where Gandhi is struck with a predicament he has trouble fixing. In particular, the scene where Gandhi has been starving for days to stop the riots in India, a man named Nahari exclaims to him, "I 'm going to Hell! I killed a child! I smashed his head against a wall" (IMDB, 1990). Gandhi does not stir by this remark but instead offers him advice after some thought, "I know a way out of Hell. Find a child, a child whose mother and father have been killed and raise him as your own. Only be sure that he is a Muslim and that you raise him as one" (IMDB, 1990). Gandhi leaves the audience shocked, because Gandhi is known for being a
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