Arré Checklist: All Our Gandhis, Ranked!


Arré Checklist: All Our Gandhis, Ranked!

Illustration: Shruti Yatam


artyrs’ Day and Gandhi Jayanti are the two days of the year where the entire nation stops to pay homage to its beloved Bapu, Mahatma Gandhi. There’s something eternal about the Father of the Nation, who, even though he was assassinated decades ago, still wends his way through our popular culture. There have been dozens of attempts to recreate the Gandhian magic on film and TV.

But just like every day is not Sunday, every depiction of Gandhi is not Mahatma. Some are cringeworthy, like the schoolchildren in the annual Independence Day stage show, while others are forgettable, like that guy in that movie. So we decided to rank the most prominent filmic Gandhis, using a stringent non-scientific scale.