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Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

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In 1893, Gandhi is thrown off a South African train for being an Indian and traveling in a first class compartment. Gandhi realizes that the laws are biased against Indians and decides to start a non-violent protest campaign for the rights of all Indians in South Africa. After numerous arrests and the unwanted attention of the world, the government finally relents by recognizing rights for Indians, though not for the native blacks of South Africa. After this victory, Gandhi is invited back to India, where he is now considered something of a national hero. He is urged to take up the fight for India's independence from the British Empire. Gandhi agrees, and mounts a non-violent non-cooperation campaign of unprecedented scale, coordinating millions of Indians nationwide. There are some setbacks, such as violence against the protesters and Gandhi's occasional imprisonment. Nevertheless, the campaign generates great attention, and Britain faces intense public pressure. Too weak from World ... Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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His Triumph Changed The World Forever. See more »


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25 February 1983 (USA)  »

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Richard Attenborough's Film: Gandhi  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 12,044,631 (Sweden)
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Trivia

No studio was interested in financing the film. Richard Attenborough cited that most of the financing were solicited from: 1. Joseph E. Levine whom agreed to finance in exchange of Attenborough directing A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Magic (1978). 2. The sale of the ownership share of "The Mousetrap". 3. Jake Eberts, a friend of Attenborough. The remaining of the money were solicited from major companies in England minus the BBC. See more »

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When Mohandas K. Gandhi is escorted into the office of the top prison official, the pendulum on the grandfather clock in the background jumps between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Hindu: He will be saying prayers in the garden. Just follow the others.
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Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) See more »

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God Save the King!
(1744) (uncredited)
Music attributed to Henry Carey
Sung by Ben Kingsley
Reprised when India achieves independence
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Strong Best Picture Winner of 1982.
15 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Gandhi" is a movie that won the Best Picture Oscar in 1982. It is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Oscar-winner, Ben Kingsley is in his perfect role as Mohandas K. "Mahatma" Gandhi, who was originally an attorney or lawyer, and then he became an Indian political leader, who was into non-violent beliefs. Candice Bergen is very good, in her role, as Margaret Bourke-White, a Life magazine American photographer. Martin Sheen is also very good, in his supporting role, as Vince Walker, an American reporter of the New York Times. Richard Attenborough did an excellent job directing this film, and that's why he won the Best Director Oscar. I have this movie on DVD, and I strongly recommend it.

10/10 stars.


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