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Nine Hours to Rama (1963)

Approved  |   |  Drama, History  |  January 1963 (UK)
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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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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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Achala Sachdev ...
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Marne Maitland ...
Karnick
Harold Goldblatt ...
Selvrag Prahlad
Wolfe Morris ...
Det. Bose
Francis Matthews ...
Rampure
Nagendra Nath ...
Magin Mehta
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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 (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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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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I remember seeing this movie broadcast on television as young boy and being fascinated by the beautiful and exotic photography. I didn't even know who Ghandi was at that young age but was intrigued enough to watch the entire movie without really planning to. At that age I was watching sports on television mostly. I don't know much about the assassin, his motives and what happened after Ghandi's death. I would like to see if the movie is as good as I seem to remember it being today. With the increasing violence between India and Pakistan and terrorism in general, I would like to revisit this movie if possible. I am rather surprised that this movie made United States television considering how provincial and narrow-minded Americans tend to be about the rest of the world etc...


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