Wednesday, November 16, 2005

FROM THE 'SETS' OF THE MOVIE 'GANDHI'


I took this picture from a train as it ambled its way over the bridge on the river Son near Patna (Exact location Koilwar or Koelwar as you choose to spell it)
Discerning folks will recall the scene in the movie 'Gandhi' where a steam loco driven train halts on this bridge(from where this picture is taken) and passengers, including Gandhiji go down to the river. It is a very touching scene as Gandhiji notices a poor lady trying to cover her body with whatever little clothes she could afford and Gandhiji quietly letting go of a cloth that was on his shoulder so that the flow of the water leads the cloth to the lady. I have crossed this bridge so many times and it feels so serene and calm at this place.
Only that this is not the movie set, but the location of one of the historical experiences of Gandhiji that made him Mahatma.I subtle but very significant difference.
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1 comment:

Life is a Bull said...

A poignant recollection....
Well there are some more people of that kind, the river will go on till then.....

Chandra