Chennai: Those belonging to the Millennial Generation have learned about the Father of the Nation whose 143rd birth anniversary India celebrates Tuesday either through books or films.
Many feel that the visual medium has a greater impact and on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, IANS lists some of the actors who played 'Bapu' with perfection on screen and left an impact on the viewers.
Sir Ben Kingsley: One of the best Gandhi portrayals ever was by Ben Kingsley in Richard Attenborough's 1982 biopic 'Gandhi'. The reviewers lauded the English actor saying he portrayed the intensity, the wit and even the distinctive determined walk of Bapu. The film won eight Oscars, including best actor golden statuette for Kingsley.
Rajit Kapur: Popularly known as Byomkesh Bakshi, Rajit delivered an award-winning portrayal of Gandhi in the 1996 film 'The Making of the Mahatma'. Directed by veteran Shyam Benegal, it recounts 21 years that Gandhiji spent in South Africa and the actor, known for his versatility, pulled it off with aplomb....more
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Rajit Kapur shied away from playing a detective after his Byomkesh Bakshi, became very popular. But he's back to doing it again, perhaps in a more stylised version in his forthcoming film Ghumshuda
. He says, “I was shying away from playing a detective particularly after Byomkesh Bakshi was so popular. But, I loved the character that was offered to me. I play Prashant Sehgal who wants to solve a particular...
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