I did not think ‘‘Ghandi‘‘ would impress me like that. 6th of January 2018
I recently watched the film ‘’Ghandi’’, a documentary by Richard Attenborough in my English class. It reminded me of an autobiography.
Obviously, the film is based on the life of Mahatma Ghandi and it actually catches with his death. Showing his death in the beginning baits the viewer to watch right from the beginning. The second scene is him sitting on a train in Africa, where he is discriminated against because of his Indian roots.
It was remarkable to see Ghandi stand all of that without violence, which will be a very big aspect later in the film and his life when he travels to India and starts a non-violent protest against the British rule in the colony of India. In my opinion, this is an excellent subject for a film the message is delivered appropriately.
Richard Attenborough did a good job by carefully choosing important incidents on Ghandi’s way to India’s independence, for example the salt march or Ghandi’s fastening.
Ghandi is acted by ben Kingsley, who, like the other actors, was well casted and gave a authentic representation of Ghandi.
The film manages to give a realistic picture, without a lot of technical elements and effects, but those which are implemented, for example the gun-shots, are not really good. Considering the release date of 1982, I think that better effects were not possible at the time. This is a problem that continues during the whole film; the music is traditional Indian, but old. The camera setting makes the film look old and the sound quality is not good.
To sum it up, I would say the film “Ghandi” is really good film for everybody who cares about history and the message behind a film and not so much about an expensive production and special effects. I think that’s what the film was made for and I would give this film 7/10 points.