Entertaining and well worth the viewing
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
Sir Richard Attenborough has done a superb job with this film. It is objective, well researched and brings in the main players of India's independence struggle. It portrays Gandhi as the leader of the independence ("quit India") movement and his amazing humanity, high morals, amazing humility and indomiatable will in such an inspiring way. A great example and icon for today's youth. Hats off also to Sir Richard for the fair and factual way this epic of a film is narrated, as it actually shows the British in rather poor light. It is also an eye-opener for many of us who thought the Brits went to India to help them and shows some of the brutality of the British Raj to the Indians to subjugate them. In our present troubled times of the horrors of war and violence in our world this film of India's victory against insurmountable odds to win independence through non-violence must be a great example to the young and old alike that violence is not the way to victory. A giant of a film about a giant of a man! Highly recommended!Read full review
This film, while some elements of it have been 'Hollywooded', tells how one man changed a nation. Set in various parts of India, the film shows how over his adult life through to his assasination Gandhi strove to lift inspire and bring his people from oppressive rule of the British Empire to self government. The scenery is breath taking, the music is evocative and the story line compelling. One man can make a difference...and he did.
Gandhi - A must see
I bought this film because I have recently returned from a holiday in India. After trawling the high street shops for some weeks, I was eventually told that it was no longer made, so Ebay was the obvious place to look. Whilst on a 1 week tour of some Northern parts of India, we were taken to the house in New Delhi where Gandhi spent his remaining days and was then assinated. Our guide was excellent & the complete place was facinating - now a mueseum in his honor, loving cared for by people that knew him. The film depicts the life story of this great man and took 20 years to make! Compared to what I saw in the mueseum in New Delhi, it is very accurate and concise. The only downside of the film is that it is REALLY long - probably best watched in 2 sittings!