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The Making of The Mahatma  : How an ordinary man rose to extraordinary heights - Shyam Benegal

The Making of The Mahatma

How an ordinary man rose to extraordinary heights

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While the world thinks of Gandhi as the sainted man in khadi loincloth leaning on a cane, there is another Gandhi: a painfully shy young man struggling to formulate his ideas, the man before he became the Mahatma.

This is the Mohandas K. Gandhi shown in the film The Making of the Mahatma. M.K. Gandhi went to South Africa as a shy, tongue-tied, average little man whose past was full of failure. But almost a decade later, called a saint even by those who opposed him, he was the leader of 100,000 people in one of the most remarkable experiments in history satyagraha, a war without violence. He returned to India not as M.K.Gandhi but Mahatma, great soul, the man who was to free his country from foreign rule without firing a shot.

This young Gandhi, who had failed many, many times before, struggles with his very human temptations and fears. It shows how an ordinary man rose to extraordinary heights.

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Audio: Dolby Digital
Barcode: 9333767001555
Classification: M (Low level violence, low level coarse language)
Format: DVD
Language: English
Number of Discs: 1
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Released: 4th July 2007
Running Time: 225 mins