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Parents Guide for
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Gandhi is seen walking in shorts and a sash throughout the film, however he isn't nude except from the waist up. There is no sex or any references to it in this movie.

A woman is briefly seen breast-feeding a child. Part of her nipple is seen.

A man is shot three times in the chest. Bloody bullet holes can be seen on the mans clothes.

A policeman uses a club to beat a man, drawing a fair amount of blood on his face. The man is also hit in the stomach and arm.

A British platoon open fire on a peaceful demonstration crowd. Many, many people are killed (among them children). Very intense, however not particularly graphic.

Many rioting scenes where several people are killed.

A man is decapitated off-screen.

Other mild violence throughout.

Some mild language, such as bastard.

A man is briefly seen smoking a cigar.

Some racial slurs are also used which reflect the time the events were set. Such as "coon".

Gandhi goes on a hunger strike and nearly starves to death.

Today's rating would probably be a PG-13 for violence and thematic material.

Argentina:13 (original rating) / Argentina:Atp (re-rating) / Australia:NRC (original rating) / Australia:PG (video rating) / Australia:M (re-rating) (2001) / Brazil:14 / Canada:PG / Finland:K-12 / Germany:12 / Iceland:L / Ireland:PG / Italy:T / Netherlands:12 / Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2001) / New Zealand:PG / Norway:11 / Norway:12 (1983) / Peru:Apt / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:T / Sweden:11 / UK:A (original rating) / UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1990) (1993) (1995) / USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #26574) / West Germany:12

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