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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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"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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Nine Hours to Live  »

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$3,610,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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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interesting, if westernized
29 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nine Hours To Rama is the story of the Mahatma Gandhi's assassination in 1948. When I saw the film Gandhi with Ben Kingsley, I looked on the IMDb message board and someone asked if Gandhi was a fictional character. So in case you're not aware, he was the founder of the independence movement that led to the creation of India and Pakistan. He believed in nonviolent resistance, which got rid of the British, but the Muslims broke away and created Pakistan. War and conflict followed.

A Hindu, Nathuram Gotse, blamed Gandhi for conceding too much to the Muslim separatist leader, Mohammed Ali Jinnah. He wasn't alone.

The strongest performance in the film is that of J.S. Casshyap, who plays Gandhi - I actually felt like I was watching the great man himself. He did a fantastic job. Horst Buchholz, an incredibly handsome man who enjoyed a good career in America for a time, plays Gotse very well. As the police inspector, Jose Ferrer handled his role beautifully

  • he knows Gandhi is in danger, but Gandhi won't let him take any


precautions or change his schedule.

This film was released less than a year after the Kennedy assassination. The film states it is a work of fiction, as it focuses on Gotse and his various involvements.


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