The Making of the Mahatma

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The Making of the Mahatma
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Directed by Shyam Benegal
Written by Fatima Meer
Starring Rajit Kapur, Pallavi Joshi
Music by Vanraj Bhatia
Cinematography Ashok Mehta
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144 min.
Language English

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).



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