Screening of the movie “The Making of the Mahatma” in Thessaloniki

The Hellenic-Indian Society for Culture and Development and the Cine Club of Thessaloniki organize the screening of the movie The Making of the Mahatma (1996) by Shyam Benegal.

Date : Monday, January 23, 2017 at 21:00 hrs

Venue: Cinema Macedonikon (44 Filikis Eterias str., Thessaloniki, tel. 2310-26 1727)

The film is a joint Indian – South African production based upon the book, The Apprenticeship of a Mahatma, by Fatima Meer (who also wrote the screenplay). It describes the early life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (who later became known as Mahatma Gandhi) and his struggle for the protection of the Indian immigrants’ human rights in South Africa.


  • 1996: National Film Award for Best Actor – Rajit Kapur as Gandhi
  • 1996: National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English

Duration: 145 min. Language: English with Greek subtitles.