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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)
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Det. Munda
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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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Budget:

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

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(DeLuxe)|

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Extraordinary Rendition (2007) See more »

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Beautiful Spectacle
14 February 2002 | by (Southern Rocky Mountains) – See all my reviews

This film is fascinating because much of it was filmed on location in India during the early 1960s. The film is worth watching just for the exterior background scenes. If one thinks of this film as a dramatic travelogue it may be more palatable. The acting is mediocre all around. Horst is almost convincing as the tormented alcoholic assassin. How much better this film could have been with an Indian cast, one can only wonder. Since the Indians produce more movies than any other country it is a shame that no Indian actors were involved in this production. Dianne Baker looks very lovely in her dark makeup and braided hair.


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