Movie Review: Gandhi

Gandhi was an interesting movie, it captured the life of Mohandas Gandhi, the leader of India’s non-violent, non-cooperative movement against the United Kingdom’s rule of the country during the 20th century. I really liked how detailed the movie was in depicting the life of Gandhi. I felt like I was truly  able to get the essences of what was happening during the time and Gandhi’s overall experiences as well. I felt like Gandhi’s story was very inspiration. I liked how he strove for peace and encouraged his people to be peaceful. It was important that common people identified with Gandhi because it was his overall aim to make a change in the treatment of Indians throughout South Africa and later on even in India. In the beginning of the flashback to a life-changing event for Gandhi, in 1893, the 23 year old Gandhi is thrown of a South African train for being an Indian sitting in first-class compartment despite having a first-class ticket. Gandhi realizes that laws are biased against Indians, he then decides to start a nonviolence campaign protest for the rights of all Indians in South Africa. After numerous arrests and increasing media attention the government finally relents by recognizing some rights for Indians. This was just one instance in which Gandhi was able to stand up for the rights of Indians. After his victory for Indians in South America, Gandhi is invited back to India, where he is now considered a national hero. He is urged to take up the fight for India’s independence from the British Empire. Gandhi agrees and mounts a nonviolent noncooperation campaign of unprecedented scale, coordinating millions of Indians nationwide. The fact that Gandhi was able to relate and identify with the Indians allowed for him to be able to get the backing and following that he needed to change things and for Indians to be able to gain their independence from the British.

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