Attenborough’s Gandhi with my 5 year old

A gentle reminder to those who think Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a great biopic, what a great biopic can be like.Gandhi is the greatest biopic ever made, in my considered opinion.

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“Why can’t God make another Gandhiji? It will be good for our country”

“Why don’t you try to become like Gandhiji?”

To the second question from my 5 year old daughter I meekly reply,”But then the police may beat me up, just the way they beat Gandhiji, and then what will I do?”

“Be brave Papa… be brave!”

This conversation was the result of watching Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi several times with my daughter, I believe nearly 10 times, as I lay in bed with a bad back ache. I was trying to wriggle out of watching Cartoon Network, which was my fate as I was the baby sitter, not the easiest job to do bedridden.

At first it was just an experiment -subjecting a 5 year old to a film like Gandhi with mature themes may not be the wisest thing to do, but when I recalled the age at…

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