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The Making of the Mahatma Dvd

While fighting a case in South Africa, Mohandas Gandhi, a London-trained barrister, experiences racism and fights for the rights of Asian labourers, before taking a stand for India’s independence.


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The Making of the Mahatma is a 1996 joint Indian – South African produced film, directed by Shyam Benegal, about the early life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (also known as Mahatma Gandhi, Great Soul) during his 21 years in South Africa. The film is based upon the book, The Apprenticeship of a Mahatma, by Fatima Meer (who also wrote the screenplay).


Rajit Kapoor as Barrister Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Pallavi Joshi as Kasturba Gandhi
Paul Slabolepszy as JC Smuts
Sean Cameron Michael as Warder
Charles Pillai
Keith Stevenson


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