By Chiprang We have picked five must-see films for supporters of Indian civil rights and Gandhian activist Anna Hazare. Some of these f...
Some of these films may not be along the Gandhian philosophy of non-violence or ‘satyagraha’ but they are mentioned because of the real and present danger of corruption at all levels of the official machinery.
Here are the top five films:-
1. WELL DONE, ABBA (2010)
A Shyam Benegal film which was released in 2010 talks about how simple villagers got back their “stolen wells”. This dark comedy tops our listing for it is fun and at the same time thought provoking.
2. GANDHI (1982)
This Hollywood production chronicles the life of the most prominent face of non-violence movement in the history of mankind. Mohandas K. Gandhi who became ‘father of the nation’ lives through this reel.
3. MANDELA (1996)
This film is based on the life story of South Africa’s most beloved leader Nelson Mandela. We choose the 1996 version as it has almost all aspects of the man from his childhood to his final victory to end the apartheid system.
4. RANG DE BASANTI (2006)
The Aamir Khan starrer was a hit among the young generations who are aghast with rampant corruption. Four friend initially took part in a non-violent movement but ultimately took the violent means to deliver their message.
5. GANGAJAL (2003)
From the storehouse of acclaimed director Prakash Jha, the film with Bollywood action star Ajay Devgn tells a story of the nexus of the political class and the corrupt bureaucracy. The film is by no means a non-violent flick…. can you expect a police officer to kill the bad guys? We love the character and the storyline.