Gandhi Se Mahatma Tak (1996)
(Certified: Sep 27, 1996)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a young England-educated barrister-at-law then practising in Rajkot Kathiawad is invited by an Indian firm in South Africa (originally from Porbandar where Gandhi was born) to handle their law-suit. He went there on a purely professional visit and had no idea of the previous history of the Indian emigrants. But during the very first year he was a witness to and the victim of unjust humilation and racist hatred. As events developed, Gandhi had no option but to plunge into a long drawn-out struggle against injustice. He had gone to South Africa for a year had to eventually stay for 21 years. During this time, he led the great Satyagraha struggle which closed after eight years and he was the leader of 10, 0000 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. Gandhi Se Mahatma Tak is the story of M.K. Gandhi's early of experiments with truth, which gave to mankind a new weapon of liberty, the most civilized and humane.