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6 Movies To Watch This Gandhi Jayanti

By Anandi Makhija

Updated - May 9, 20244 min read

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Gandhi Jayanti is a time to reflect on the life and legacy of the Mahatma, many movies have been made about his loife and how he actually was. Here are 6 films that will take you on a journey through his life, from his humble beginnings to his rise as a global icon of peace and non-violence.


So grab some popcorn and get ready to learn about one of the most influential figures in history.



1. Sardar (1993)


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The Sardar Vallabhai Patel biopic is a wild ride that goes way beyond just the life of the Iron Man of India. It's full of twists and turns, and even delves into the dynamics between Patel and Gandhi, which is not something you see in every biopic. Plus, the cast is amazing, with Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor, and Benjamin Gilani all giving stellar performances. So if you're looking for a fun and informative way to learn about Sardar Patel, this is the movie for you!

Directed by: Ketan Mehta

Actors: Paresh Rawal, Tom Alter, Deepika Amin, Riju Bajaj



2. Hey Ram (2000)


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Kamal Haasan's Hey Ram was a box office bomb, but it was a critical darling. The film's semi-fictional take on the Indian Partition and the assassination of Gandhi was both thought-provoking and controversial. It also featured a star-studded cast, including Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji. While it may not have been a commercial success, Hey Ram is still considered a classic of Indian cinema.

Director: Kamal Haasan

Actors: Kamal Haasan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hema Malini, Rani Mukerji



3. Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Mara (2005)


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This Jahnu Barua-directed flick tells the tale of a retired professor who goes senile and thinks he accidentally offed Gandhi. Anupam Kher and Urmila Matondkar star in this low-budget sleeper that only made 68 lakhs at the box office, but it's gained a cult following in the years since its release. It's a must-see for fans of dark comedies and Indian cinema.

Director: Jahnu Barua

Actors: Anupam Kher, Urmila Matondkar, Parvin Dabas, Rajit Kapoor 



4. Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006)


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Gandhigiri rocks! That's what Sanjay Dutt's character Munna Bhai discovered when he embraced the values of kindness and love to help the society in Rajkumar Hirani's comedy drama Lage Raho Munna Bhai. The film was a box office hit, raking in Rs. 74 crore. So if you're looking for a laugh and a lesson in Gandhian values, check out Lage Raho Munna Bhai. You won't be disappointed.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Actors: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Boman Irani



5. Gandhi, My Father (2007)

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The Gandhi-Gandhi show is coming to town! This hilarious new film explores the troubled relationship between the Mahatma and his wayward son, Harilal. Hijinks ensue as the two try to find common ground, but will they be able to patch things up before it's too late? Find out in this must-see comedy for the whole family!

Director:Feroz Abbas Khan

Actors: Akshaye Khanna, Darshan Jariwala, Shefali Shah, Bhoomika Chawla



6. Gandhi to Hitler (2011)


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A peace-loving monk pens a missive to a genocidal dictator in a bid to prevent World War II. The multilingual drama, starring Raghubir Yadav as Gandhi and Neha Dhupia as his secretary, is directed by Rakesh Ranjan Kumar. It's a story of hope, courage, and the power of words to change the world.

Director: Rakesh Ranjan Kumar

Actors: Avijit Dutt, Raghubir Yadav, Neha Dhupia


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Once you are thorough with Mahatma Gandhi's life there's no way you can ever forget his life, sacrifice, humanity and teachings. Thanks to these awesome Mahatama Gandhi movies.