The movie is made in an autobiographical style, introducing Gandhi to the world and after this film, many started reading about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and his deeds, that made him Mahatma.
Director Seetharam did not produce and make many films after this one but this stands out as one of the best ever war films in Indian Cinema and Telugu Cinema.
Staying in the Telugu Film zone, Mahamantri Timmarasu even though has some historical inaccuracies, delivers a very compelling story with Gummadi Venkateswara Rao and NTR in the lead roles of Timmarasu & Sri Krishna Devaraya, respectively.
This film is made in recent times, in 2012 and the movie talks about the history of an uprising in Chittagong, Bangladesh which was part of British India in the 1930’s.
Many know about this film and it became a surprise blockbuster at the box office. No one expected a movie made on a shoe-string budget with less known leads will cross 250 crores Nett at the box office.
Coming back to Telugu Cinema, in 1948, a historical film made an actor a star. Yes, Palanati Yuddham, a historical film based on Palnadu history and war in Guntur region made lead actor an young Akkineni Nageswara Rao, a star.
Going into Tamil Industry, the best among the historical films produced by Tamil Cinema is Veerapandya Kattabomman. BR Pantulu produced the movie on a large scale and even directed it brilliantly.
Jabbar Patel dared to make an historical Biography with Babasaheb Ambedkar’s life story. He took Malayalam legend and Megastar, Mammotty to play the role of Ambedkar.
Sorry to any Manikarnika fans and television series fans. But 1953 film about Jhansi Ki Rani, Laxmi Bai is the best among the historical biography films that were made on her story.
This is a film with runtime of 208 minutes. The uncut version clocks 5h 5 mins. The best way to enjoy it is to see the uncut version that is not widely available.