What you need is a reference from some other source that mentions the fact that the film was released to more theaters due to its receiving the Best Picture award. Thepoint, I think, comes in the quiet smile with which Gandhi says the words. If untouchables tried to improve themselves they were subject to brutal repression. They have not taken India from us. There just might not be room for them in the synopsis section of the article. Gandhi encourages us, but he also tells us that it's okay to take life seriously and try to be the best we can be. This is something that he suggests typically distracts Gandhi's other critics from the work of holding Gandhi up to his politics.
Although all of Gandhi's goals are not achieved, he does make a dramatic difference in his world. We'll also bet that you'll come away with a new appreciation for how improving yourself can contribute to improving the world around you. Western humanists, communists, progressive leftists, etc, may admire Gandhi for his effective resistance to imperialism; but, Orwell feels, they will be mistaken to imagine that they can seamlessly adopt his method without also adopting his religious philosophy. Before Indian independence was given, Gandhi and his nation experienced a lot of difficulties and sacrifices. The unwise political decisions by Gandhi and the Congress Party not to support the British war effort as the Japanese Imperial Army approached India's Eastern Frontier is not shown in the movie.
During the next scene viewers are taken back to 1893 in South Africa where a young lawyer by the name of Mohandas Gandhi is thrown off a train for refusing to move to the third class car even though his ticket placed him in first class. Download file to see next pages Read More. J oseph Lelyveld subtly tips his hand in his title. Gandhi realizesthat Indians have been made into second-class citizens in their own country,and he begins a program of civil disobedience that is at first ignored by theBritish, then scorned, and finally, reluctantly, dealt with, sometimes bysubterfuge, sometimes by brutality. The film depicts the difference between the ideologies of Gandhi and Hitler and claims the superiority of over. He is urged to take up the fight for India's independence from the British Empire. By that time, Gandhi would fast until he pleased his followers to stop.
They do not have any real individuality and do not appear to act on anything other mass mentality, which offers a limited perspective on the real situation. He refuses and is thrown off the train. The country is subsequently divided by religion. In Amritsar, a city in Northern India, a group of Indian citizens gather in the Jallianwala Bagh garden to protest an unfair town curfew. Gandhi was the foremost leader who used nonviolent civil disobedience—that means protest and non-cooperation without hurting anyone—to rally India to independence from Britain in the first half of the 1900s and who conducted plenty of other mass actions fighting for the rights of Indians in his country and in South Africa. But Gandhi's response sets the tone of the film. What can be done is to be faithful in spirit to the record, and to try to find one's way to the heart of the man.
In the film, Gandhi is repeatedly jailed and grows increasingly frustrated as violence on both sides escalates. Civil disobedience has come to mean large numbers of people acting nonviolently to force political or social change. He harbored no religious convictions as a young man. The first is that of India and the second is that of the West, most notably England. Attenborough agreed, after reading 's biography of Gandhi and spent the next 18 years attempting to get the film made. If you have any questions please ask them at the.
Mohammed Ali Jinnah is not accurately portrayed in the movie. More generally, clothing is also important in terms of popular culture in this film because it says so much about the social standing of its wearer. In 1962 Attenborough was contacted by Motilal Kothari, an Indian-born civil servant working with the Indian High Commission in London and a devout follower of Gandhi. Although the majority of Gandhi takes place in India, the beginning of the film is set in South Africa and there is brief interlude in London. The belief that India fell short of, and continues to disappoint, the ideals of one of its founding fathers is an extremely persistent one. Kothari insisted that Attenborough meet him to discuss a film about Gandhi.
For example, they could not ride in first class compartments in trains and could not walk on certain sidewalks. Without coming off as judgmental or self-righteous, he tells us why he humbly believes his deeds bring him closer to truth and God. Is Indian English a foreign language for Americans? Instead Lean began filming , during which time Motilai Kothari had died and the project fell apart. Gandhi also uses others to help the fight for justice. For more on nonviolent mass action, see. Enthralling: how such a cinematographic work of art can reach such proportions is truly amazing; this film is nothing less than a miracle.
To what extent has the importance of Gandhi been exaggerated in persuading the British government to give India independence in 1947? Through it all,Gandhi maintains a certain detachment; he is convinced he is right, convincedthat violence is not an answer, convinced that sheer moral example can free hisnation as it did. Ultimately, the project was abandoned in favour of 1962. India achieved independence in 1947. This leader is able to derive satisfaction from allowing the staff to participate in decision making responsibilities Brody and Nair, 2014, p. Although Gandhi achieves many of his aims at the end of the film, the India he imagined is still not quite present. I know this is a year since you asked the question but if you ever come back to this page I hope that this helps.