"A private man, without wealth, without poverty, title or official office. Not the Commander of armies or a ruler of vast lands. He could not boast any scientific achievement or artistic gift, yet men, governments, and dignities from all over the world had come to join hands to mourn his death. He was the spokesman for the conscience of all mankind. He was a man who made humility and simple truth more powerful than any empire." (General George C. Marshall) "Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth." (Albert Einstein.).
In the 1982 motion picture, "Gandhi," Richard Attenborough tried capturing the life and work of Mohandas K. Gandhi. In this epic biography, a lifetime was put into 190 minutes of film and Gandhi's ever existing story was told. The movie portrays Gandhi's experiences with accuracy and detail but, the biography lacked many blocks of time and left out several important factors to the make-up of Gandhi's life. Certain happenings were not mentioned at all and others were briefly discussed during dialogue. The audience was given a basic understanding of Gandhi's timeline but missing pieces were present. .
In order to cover the important events in Gandhi's life, Director Richard Attenborough, chose only certain events to be portrayed in his movie. In society today, a movie must being entertaining and must continue to keep an audience's attention. With those goals in mind, Attenborough left out most of the events which were not as exciting or extraordinary. Many fasts and arrests were often left out due to repetition and the tendency for scenes to become tedious. .
The Movie began in 1893, leaving twenty four years out of the movie. From Gandhi's birth to his arrival in South Africa, Attenborough chose to not show any of these years leaving out Gandhi's entire childhood and schooling. In these early years, Gandhi attended primary school and was married to Kasturba at the age of thirteen.