The Making of the Mahatma

The Making of the Mahatma

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
Release dates
Running time
144 min.
Language English

The Making of the Mahatma (1996) is 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).


  • Cast 1
  • Awards 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4


  • 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


See also

External links

  • Review from Hinduism Today
  • Summary from USC film archives
  • The Making of the Mahatma at the Internet Movie Database