On 150th birth anniv; Gandhi - The Mahatma to be screened in Delhi

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ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
18 Jul 2017

The silver screen has never shied away from experimenting with scripts that are based on historical events or biographies of great personalities from India. One such historical figure whose story has often been told, both in Hindi and English, is the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Produced and directed by Naresh Chander Lal, Ambassador of Swachh Bharat Mission, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, recipient of Lt Governor’s Commendation Certificate and Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal by Gandhi Global Family New Delhi, Gandhi-The Mahatma, is now set to be screened at the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi this year.
The movie shows Gandhiji is not dead, but alive where there is Truth, Non-violence, Patriotism. The film is based on the ideology of Gandhi. The film has been shot at Gandhi Ashram Seva Gram and in Andaman. Majority of the artistes in the movie are locals from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands except for the lead character Mr Rajesh Jais, a known face of Bollywood. Songs were composed by Mr Krishna Kumar “Viswendra” and Naresh Chander Lal cinematography - Timmanna Hegde and edited by Mr Peter Gundra, Music Director and sung by Mr Arvinder Singh.
The movie has been screened  by Doordarshan National Channel four times, on DD (URDU) Channel 1 and is scheduled to be telecast by DD Lucknow and DD Ahmadabad soon. It has also been screened at Gandhi Panorama Wardha and at various International film festivals in India at Nashik, Kolkatta Nandan, Chennai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Assam and Delhi, at Gandhi Memorial Hall of Indian Students Hostel of Y.M.C.A London also. In the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, screening of the movie was arranged by the Directorate of Education at Senior Secondary and Secondary Schools of these islands.