Gandhi Jayanti: Movies revolving around Mahatma Gandhi

Rajkumar Hirani, Sanjay Dutt (Photo by STRDEL/AFP via Getty Images)
Rajkumar Hirani, Sanjay Dutt (Photo by STRDEL/AFP via Getty Images)

Today, India is celebrating Gandhi Jayanti, the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He is called the Father of the Nation and many filmmakers have tried to give Gandhi ji a tribute and make a movie revolving around him.

So, today let’s look at the list of movies revolving Mahatma Gandhi…

Lage Raho Munna Bhai

When we talk about movies revolving around Gandhi ji, the first one in the list has to be Lage Raho Munna Bhai. The Rajkumar Hirani directorial starring Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, and Dilip Prabhavalkar was an entertaining film and we got to learn some Gandhi Giri by watching the movie.


In 1982, filmmaker Richard Attenborough made a film titled Gandhi. It was a biopic on Mahatma Gandhi and Ben Kingsley played the lead role in the movie. Gandhi won eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

The Making Of The Mahatma

Ace filmmaker Shyam Benegal directed a film titled The Making Of The Mahatma in the year 1996. The movie showcases the early life of Gandhi ji and his 21 years that he spent in South Africa. Rajit Kapur won National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance as Mahatma Gandhi in the movie.

Hey Ram

Kamal Haasan and Rani Mukerji starrer Hey Ram revolved around a character who holds Gandhi ji responsible for partition and plots to kill him. However, later he changes his mind. The movie won many awards including three National Awards.

Gandhi My Father

In 2007, Anil Kapoor produced a film titled Gandhi My Father. The movie showcased the troubled relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his son Harilal Gandhi. It starred Akshaye Khanna and Darshan Jariwala in the lead roles.