Online screening of the film “The Making of Mahatma” by Shyam Benegal


On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 152nd Birth Anniversary, the Center for Indian and Indo-Hellenic Studies organizes an online screening of Shyam Benegal’s film “The Making of Mahatma” on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 15:00. 

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

An open discussion on the film and the life and teachings of the Mahatma Gadhi will follow.

Free participation
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The internationally renowned expert on Gandhi’s philosophy, Dr. Shobhana Radhakrishna, will also give a 23-minute speech entitled “Mahatma Gandhi’s Global Pursuit of Truth, Nonviolence and Peace” on INDIKA NET Youtube chanel. Premiere: Ocrober 2. 2021, at 20.00.

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 immigrants’ human rights during the 21 years of his life in South Africa which made him a political saint.


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