The film "Gandhi" by Ben Kingsley, clearly illustrates in ways that are quite compelling, Mahatma Gandhi's force of spirit to make this place a better world. He is the hero in India's fight for independence. Remarkably, he has fought for the rights of people, against all injustices and for the oppressed people.
The movie commences with Gandhi being a lawyer in South Africa. A very important scene of the movie was when Gandhi was riding on a train in first class. During this train ride he was questioned who he was and why he was in first class. He was astonished by this, and after an argument with the man that refused his stay in first class; he was kicked off the train. Following this, he stands up for himself and organizes a gathering for the burning of discriminatory codes.
Gandhi is provoked by religious means and he believes that everyone is equal from the eyes of god, and should be treated accordingly. He joined many movements that advocated non-violence. The Indians realized that the British were limiting their rule and were becoming excessively angry. Consequently, the British made the Indians get fingerprints and decided that their marriage laws were invalid. In turn, Gandhi's followers made a vow to him to fight their oppressors without using any form of violence.
Throughout the movie, we get a sense of the way Gandhi and his wife structured a community of wholesomeness. They ask the followers to burn all of their clothes that have been in Britain. Also, when Gandhi was put in jail many of his followers organized a peaceful gathering. The most horrific scene of this movie took place during this gathering. The police had killed everyone in sight that attended the demonstration.
Also, another turning point in the movie was the march to the sea to protest the British monopoly on salt. The Indians made their own salt of the sea. .
A scene in the movie that I felt was quite ironic was when the western press realized the poor conditions of the Indians.