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Friday, August 12, 2016

What If Gandhi Was Made in 2016 ?

Have you ever thought that what if the 1982 classic Gandhi, the iconic film would get a remake in 2016, then how it may look like? 
Well, that's not the idea which is floating around, I was just browsing the TV channels and stumble upon Zee Classic and saw that it will be premiering it on the 'India's Finest Films' segment of the channel. 

For those who don't know much about the movie, here's a brief overview for them.

Gandhi is the story of an Indian lawyer who returned from racially segregated South Africa to drive the British out of his home country through successive acts of non-violent protest. The portrayal of how simplicity and the power collectivism can throw over a whole British empire bringing them to their knees.

Now, putting a lot of thought, let's make a guess if the iconic 'Gandhi' gets a 21st century remake now, then how it should shape up.

Director 




1982 : Sir Richard Attenborough had the ability and talent to accommodate a person’s entire lifespan in a couple of hours. He did a phenomenal job right from the research to bringing alive the legacy of the father of our nation on big screen. 

2016: Ashutosh Gowarikar known for his love for historical films and bringing lost eras to life with Lagaan, Jodha Akbar and Swades, is undoubtedly the choice to direct this film today.


Mahatma Gandhi

1982: Ben Kingsley played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the movie. 

2016: Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan is the man for the job. Known for his chameleon skills to adapt to various roles and characters combined with his attention to detail, Aamir Khan should play the role of our beloved Baapu.

Kasturba Gandhi

1982: Rohini Hoattangadi, beautifully portrayed Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.  

2016: Kajol, one of India’s most acclaimed actresses can easily pull off the role of Baa. 

General Dyer

1982: Edward Fox is etched in our minds as the dreadful and shrewd General Dyer who was hated by all for his infamous Jallianwala Bagh massacre. 

2016: Tom Alter with his international looks and versatile talent can be General Dyer in ‘Gandhi’.

Jawahar Lal Nehru

 1982: Roshan Seth played the role of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to perfection. 

2016: The Nawab of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan wins hands down with his charming royal looks.

Sardar Patel
 
1982: Saeed Jaffery pulled off the role of The Iron Man of India, Sardar Patel flawlessly.             

2016: Paresh Rawal’s known for his diverse character roles makes him our choice to play the part.

Mohammad Ali Jinnah
 
1982: Alyque Padamsee brought to life an important historic figure, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, popularly known as the father of Pakistan in history

2016: Irrfan Khan, a global Indian will surely cut ice in this role.

Lord Mountbatten

 1982: Peter Harlowe played the part with the sternness of a bureaucrat and an attitude on his face.

2016: The suave, Rajat Kapoor has our vote to play the last viceroy of the British Indian Empire.

Whether it was 1982 or 2016, the story of the man who brought India independence needs to be told and needs to be heard! 

In order to mark the occasion of India’s 70th year of independence, Zee Classic premieres Gandhi this 13th and 15th of August,2016.

So guys, tune in to Zee Classic to watch Richard Attenborough directed ‘Gandhi’ on this Saturday, 13th August at 8 PM and Monday, 15th August at 9:30 AM

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