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Nine Hours to Rama (1963)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, History | January 1963 (UK)
Fictional narrative of Hindu militant activist Nathuram Godse's plan to kill Mahatma Gandhi and of police officer Gopal Das' task to find the killer before it's too late.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »
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Cast

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

"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 <doctorsundar@hotmail.com>

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the murder that changed the lives of millions!


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January 1963 (UK)  »

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Nine Hours to Live  »

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$3,610,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While the Indian government may have not liked the portrayal, in fact Gandhi does not appear very much in the film at all, and when he does, he is presented in a respectful way. But it is a film which gives equal time to his assassins, and which portrays them somewhat sympathetically. That may have been the real offense. See more »

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Feels like...Nine Hours of Torture
15 February 2002 | by (Cincinnati, OH) – See all my reviews

Though the work behind this film may have been admirable at the time and may have had good intentions, the result now is at best unspectacular and at worst insulting. Some intriguing titles by Saul Bass give way to a pretty pedestrian film. The story is torturously told...featuring the dreaded flashback approach and a gallery of clichéd characters and situations. The cast is a befuddling mixture of British, German, Puerto Rican, American and who knows what all else all shuffling around in dark contact lenses and "brownface" as they attempt to portray Indian people. They all adapt that hokey sing-song method of speaking which is an exaggerated and stereotypical version of how Indians relay the English language. It's worst sin is it's DULLNESS! From the man who would direct "Valley of the Dolls" and "Earthquake", one might have expected a touch more pizazz! The climactic assassination attempt is pretty tense and well handled, but getting there is no picnic.


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