The movie Gandhi is about Mohandas K. Gandhi, the great Indian political leader who used nonviolent resistance to win the Indian subcontinent's freedom from the British Empire. He was British-trained lawyer, who forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of "passive resistance," endeavoring to win freedom for his people without resorting to violence.
The issues in the film can be summarized as a struggle for equality, independence and self worth of a people. The fact is that in South Africa of 1893, casual racism and discrimination was forcefully embedded into the culture. Unfortunately Mohandas K. Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), fresh from studies in England, is unaware of this divide as he travels on his first class train ticket. A rude awakening comes with the arrival of the guard, who ejects Gandhi at the very next station. Shocked beyond words by such injustice, he acts against the system. However, while they realize that trying to change the law would be an almost impossible task futile, realizing the laws are biased against Indians, he then decides to start a non-violent protest campaign for the rights of all Indians in South Africa.
What I admire about Gandhi is that he was a simply man with such a kind soul. No matter what Gandhi did for humanity he felt it was not enough. "To serve is my religion," he once said. He wanted to free men politically, restore them spiritually, and heal them physically. When plague erupted in India during his brief visit there; he inspected the quarters of the poor and sick for cleanliness and nursed his dying brother-in-law .He worked in a hospital for two hours every morning, and when his third son was born in South Africa he cared for the infant himself. He even delivered his fourth and last son because the midwife was late. President Obama said that if he had to choose to have breakfast with anyone...