MAHATMA – Life of Gandhi 1869-1948, part 1 of 14, Early Years, 1869–1892
Script, commentary and direction by Vithalbhai Jhaveri Produced by The Gandhi National Memorial Fund in cooperation with the Films Division of the Government of India in 1968
The film depicts the early phase of Gandhi's "Experiments with Truth". It was during this period that the foundation of his deep devotion to Ram - the Lord - was laid and he realised the beauty of the Bhagawad Gita which opened a new way of life for him. He acquainted himself with the principal religions of the world and tried to harmonise his inner and outer urges. The conviction that Truth is the substance of all morality took deep root in him and 'to return good for evil' became his guiding principle.