Nine Hours to Rama (1963)

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"Nine hours to Rama" depicts the life of Nathuram Godse the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. How Godse planned the assassination is shown in the film. How he became a Hindu activist who (... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Supt. Gopal Das
Valerie Gearon ...
Rani Mehta
Don Borisenko ...
Naryan Apte
P.K. Mussadi
Gen. Singh
P. Jairaj ...
G.D. Birla (as Jairaj)
David Abraham ...
Det. Munda
Achala Sachdev ...
Marne Maitland ...
Harold Goldblatt ...
Selvrag Prahlad
Wolfe Morris ...
Det. Bose
Francis Matthews ...
Nagendra Nath ...
Magin Mehta


"Nine hours to Rama" depicts the life of Nathuram Godse the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. How Godse planned the assassination is shown in the film. How he became a Hindu activist who (unfairly) blamed Gandhi for the killings of thousands of Hindus by Muslims is revealed in a series of flashbacks. Written by <>

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the murder that changed the lives of millions!


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January 1963 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Nine Hours to Live  »

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(Westrex Recording System)


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2.35 : 1
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According to Richard Attenborough This film was one of major reasons why his Gandhi had major problems with the Indian Goverment for many years. See more »


Referenced in Extraordinary Rendition (2007) See more »

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A Brilliant Retelling of a Tragic Event, Unfortunately Lost to Obscurity
21 March 2009 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

Despite periodic attempts by his family to rehabilitate him, Natu Ram Ghodse remains **unperson** in India. It is illegal to publish his name or likeness, with the intention of wiping out all memory of the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi.

The astonishing portrayal of the magnicide Ghodse by young Horst Buchholz shows that it is possible on an emotional level to empathize with an unsympathetic character.

The casting probably is the best thing about this picture--that and the exceptional local color of the cinematography. Buchholtz was German born and bred, yet there always was something, well...Asiatic about his looks. Darken his complexion a bit and he makes a convincing Hindu. The most inspired casting of all however was J. S. Casshyap as Gandhi. Casshyap was a university professor, Indian but entirely at home in English, and this was his first film role. His last, too so far as is known. Seeing him bent over a simple spinning wheel really is like seeing the Great Soul himself on the last day of his life.

Many commenters have remarked the effective opening titles but none seem to get the significance of showing the steady unwinding of a watch's mainspring, with driving, rhythmic Indian music in the background. Time...time is passing...time is running out--for Mohandas Gandhi, for India, for the world.

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