Making of Mahatma

Making of Mahatma

You could never do wrong, if you sit in a dark room, ALONE! But that is escapism, isn’t it?

In a day-to-day life of a person, it is indeed hard not to do ‘any’ wrong. But of course, there are many, who tried not to, and there are few, who succeeded, and there are handsome, who almost did, and there is one, who mastered. I am talking about a Mahaan Atma, we fondly call, Mahatma Gandhi.

We can read thousands of pages about that great soul, or watch numerous documentaries or even discuss with friends, or do a very simple thing, entertainingly simple, watch ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai‘.

Felling in love with a movie is not that simple. Either it has to cast your favorite starts, or you relate to it, closely. This movie has neither. It has thought, it has inspiration, it has life and it has a message. A sedation that goes un-noticed, a feeling which is inhaled and a thought that you you can visualize. I am a big fan of Mahatma (a fan is a very ruthless word, when it is mentioned with respect to Mahatma, but its more natural and affirmative) and always wanted to imitate him, but failed every time, and stopped trying. To believe and to practise are two different things and getting things to work Gandhian way is extremely tough job.

Truth is a qualitatively relative term and understandably arguing. But it has a unique quality that none others has, it prevails. If you know something and you convey something, its classified as ‘lies’ by normal people. Some more go ahead and hide facts, basically a truth, from the other fearing the consequences, which is in one way not telling the truth (See how difficult truth became!). If a person shoots a question at you and you don’t give him an answer (which is truth), you might think yourself that you did not lie, but you didn’t tell the truth either, right? Gandhian way is much more touch. You tell a person the exact and perfect truth, when they come to you. You don’t hide a fact fearing consequence, you don’t mis-lead fearing outburst, you don’t twist your answer fearing sorrow, this is difficult stuff.

Gandhiji’s principles are based on that universal truth. A normal even a powerful human being will refrain from it, one for one reason, consequence. One who practises it are called ‘Mahanatmas, who are rare.

One thing though, the movie changed me somewhat, I am trying to reach a stage where I’ll hide the truth, but not tell a lie. Few more steps forward, I think I can reach there. No matter what I do, I will not be called ‘Mahatma’, never; but I found the very soul and might well just discovered my ‘atma‘.

I have seen great movies all through my life, Oscar winning performances, outstanding drama and emotional art. Those who did them and mastered them are artists who ‘performed’, far beyond expectations, way beyond others, and stole the hearts of millions. But this movies has little more than performance, and I think I haven’t seen that in any. It is honesty. Honesty towards the objective, honesty towards the essence of the movie and honesty in performance. It is a rare feet not delivered till today (at least in my view) and will for ever remain in my heart, sorry, in my soul.

My sincere thanks to everyone involved in ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai‘. An exemplary work of art, conveying one simple thing, which was not attained by any human being after Gandhiji called TRUTH.

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