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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his... See more »

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Mahatma Gandhi
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Margaret Bourke-White
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General Dyer
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Lord Irwin
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Judge Broomfield
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The Viceroy
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Walker
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Charlie Andrews
Athol Fugard ...
General Smuts
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Herman Kallenbach (as Gunter Maria Halmer)
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Sardar Patel
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Mirabehn
Alyque Padamsee ...
Mohamed Ali Jinnah
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Khan
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Pandit Nehru
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Kasturba Gandhi (as Rohini Hattangady)
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Senior Police Officer
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Principal Secretary
John Clements ...
Advocate General
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Collins
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Kinnoch
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G.O.C.
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Sir George Hodge
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Professor Gokhale
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Nahari
Virendra Razdan ...
Maulana Azad
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Sir Edward Gait
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Nathuram Godse
Prabhakar Patankar ...
Prakash
Vijay Kashyap ...
Apte
Nigam Prakash ...
Karkare
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Manu
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Abha (as Nina Gupta)
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Commentator
Peter Harlowe ...
Lord Mountbatten
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J. B. Kripalani
Winston Ntshona ...
Porter
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European Passenger
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Conductor
Richard Mayes ...
Baker
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Tyeb Mohammed
Dean Gasper ...
Singh
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Police Sergeant
Norman Chancer ...
Reporter
Gulshan Kapoor ...
Rich Merchant
Charu Bala Chokshi ...
Ayah
Raj Chaturvedi ...
Harilal Gandhi
Avpar Jhita ...
Manilal Gandhi
Anthony Sagger ...
Ramdas Gandhi
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Daniels
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Colin (as Daniel Day Lewis)
Ray Burdis ...
Youth
Daniel Peacock ...
Youth
Avis Bunnage ...
Colin's Mother
Caroline Hutchison ...
Sonja Schlesin
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Tyeb Mohammed's Friend
Sudhanshu Mishra ...
Man in Gallery
Dina Nath ...
Miner
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Manager of the Mine
John Patrick ...
Mounted Police Sergeant
Michael Godley ...
Clergyman
Stewart Harwood ...
Prison Officer
Stanley McGeagh ...
Prison Guard
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Young Englishman
David Markham ...
Older Englishman
Jyoti Sarup ...
Young Indian Reporter
John Naylor ...
English Reporter
Wilson George ...
American Reporter
Hansu Mehta ...
Older Indian Reporter
Sudarshan Sethi ...
Motilal Nehru
Sunila Pradhan ...
Mrs. Motilal Nehru
Moti Makan ...
Traveller on Train Roof
Jalal Agha ...
Traveller on Train Roof
Rupert Frazer ...
Cavalry Troop Leader
Manohar Pitale ...
Shukla
Homi Daruvala ...
Nehru's Friend
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Nehru's Friend (as K. K. Raina)
Vivek Swaroop ...
Nehru's Friend
Raja Biswas ...
Nehru's Friend
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Subaltern
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Sergeant Putnam
Rama Kant Jha ...
Village Leader
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Villager
Alpna Gupta ...
Villager's Wife
Chandrakant Thakkar ...
Policeman
John Quentin ...
Batsman
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Wicket-Keeper
Keith Drinkel ...
Major
Bob Babenia ...
Police Guard (as Bob Barbenia)
Gerald Sim ...
Magistrate
Colin Farrell ...
Clerk
Sanjeev Puri ...
Young Man
Gareth Forwood ...
Secretary
Vijay Crishna ...
Chauffeur
Sankalp Dubey ...
Servant
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Brigadier
Gurcharan Singh ...
Speaker in Jallianwalla Bagh
John Vine ...
A.D.C.
Geoffrey Chater ...
Government Advocate
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Lord Hunter
Habib Tanvir ...
Indian Barrister (as Habib Tanveer)
Pankaj Mohan ...
Mahadev Desai
Subhash Gupta ...
Policeman at Chauri Chaura
Aadil ...
Policeman at Chauri Chaura
Rajeshwar Nath ...
Marcher at Chauri Chaura
S.S. Thakur ...
Marcher at Chauri Chaura
Rahul Gupta ...
Boy with Goat
Barry John ...
Police Superintendant
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Clerk of Court
James Snell ...
Court Reporter
John Boxer ...
Court Reporter
Gerard Norman ...
Court Reporter
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General Edgar
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Brigadier
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Pyarelal (as Pankaj Kapoor)
Tarla Mehta ...
Sarojini Naidu
David Sibley ...
Subaltern
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Zia (as Daleep Tahil)
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Police Officer
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Ramsay MacDonald
Monica Gupta ...
Little Girl
Jon Croft ...
Colonel
William Hoyland ...
Adjutant
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American Lieutenant
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Major at Aga Khan Palace
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Doctor at Aga Khan Palace
Jane Myerson ...
Lady Mountbatten
Roop Kumar Razdan ...
Hindu Youth at Ashram
Bani Sharad Joshi ...
Woman Refugee
Vagish Kumar Singh ...
Man Refugee
Dilsher Singh ...
Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Sudhir Dalvi ...
Police Commissioner (as Sudheer Dalavi)
Tilak Raj ...
Tahib
Irpinder Puri ...
Sushila Nayyar
Pren Kapoor ...
Hindu Youth in Calcutta Street
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Hindu Youth in Calcutta Street
Aswani Kumar ...
Hindu Youth in Calcutta Street
Avinash Dogra ...
Hindu Youth in Calcutta Street
Shreedhar Joshi ...
Hindu Youth in Calcutta Street
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Hindu Youth in Calcutta Street
Karkirat Singh ...
Nehru's Aide
Shekhar Chatterjee ...
Suhrawardy (as Sekhar Chatterjee)
Amarjeet ...
Goonda (as Amarjit)
Pratap Desai ...
Goonda
Bhatawadekar Prakash ...
Goonda
Sunil Shende ...
Goonda
Rovil Sinha ...
Goonda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harold Coyne ...
Man in Court (uncredited)
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Radio Reporter at Funeral (uncredited)
Gito Santana ...
Lawyer (uncredited)
Manoj Shah ...
Freedom Fighter (uncredited)
Stephen M. Silverman ...
British Officer (uncredited)
John Tatum ...
Church Congregation Member (uncredited)
Fred Wood ...
Man in the Crowd (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Attenborough

Written by (WGA)

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John Briley ... (written by)

Produced by

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Richard Attenborough ... producer
Rani Dubé ... co-producer
Suresh Jindal ... associate producer
Michael Stanley-Evans ... executive producer

Music by

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Ravi Shankar

Cinematography by

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Ronnie Taylor ... director of photography
Billy Williams ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Bloom

Editorial Department

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Margaret Adams ... post-production assistant
Gary Beard ... assistant editor
Neil Farrell ... assistant editor
Raj Kothari ... assistant editor
Mick Monks ... assistant editor
Alan Pattillo ... associate editor (as Alan Patillo)
Chris Ridsdale ... assembly editor
Dilip Roy ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Sati Tooray ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Susie Figgis

Production Design by

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Stuart Craig

Art Direction by

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Norman Dorme
Robert W. Laing ... supervising art director (as Bob Laing)
Ram Yedekar

Set Decoration by

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Michael Seirton

Costume Design by

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Bhanu Athaiya
John Mollo

Makeup Department

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Paula Gillespie ... chief hairdresser
Tony Horsfield ... makeup assistant
Vera Mitchell ... assistant hairdresser
Connie Reeve ... makeup assistant
Mariam Samuel ... assistant hairdresser (as Miriam Samuel)
Mustaque Sheikh ... makeup assistant
Tom Smith ... makeup supervisor
John Webber ... makeup assistant

Production Management

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Rashid Abbasi ... unit manager
Nassar Abdulla ... assistant unit manager (as Nasir Abdullah)
Terence A. Clegg ... in charge of production
Alexander De Grunwald ... production manager
Devi Dutt ... production manager: second unit
Shama Habibullah ... production manager
Gerry Levy ... unit manager
Grania O'Shannon ... unit manager
P.V. Rao ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bhisham Bhasin ... assistant director
Roy Button ... assistant director
Steve Lanning ... assistant director
John Mathew Matthan ... first assistant director: second unit (as John Matthew)
Govind Nihalani ... second unit director
Uday Shankar Pani ... first assistant director: second unit (as U.S. Pani)
M.R. Shahjahan ... assistant director (as M. Shahjahan)
Kamal Swaroop ... assistant director
David Tomblin ... first assistant director
Julian Wall ... assistant director
Peter Waller ... assistant director

Art Department

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Amal Allana ... set dresser
Nissat Allana ... set dresser (as Nissar Allana)
Roger Cain ... draughtsman
Nobby Clark ... standby rigger
G.D. Dixit ... construction liaison (as G. Dixit)
Agnes Fernandes ... assistant art director
Dick Frift ... construction manager
Michael Guyett ... standby painter (as Mickey Guyett)
Aruna Harprasard ... set dresser (as Aruna Harprasad)
Vala Kothari ... production buyer
Joe Lear ... standby plasterer
Jill Quertier ... set dresser
Jeff Reid ... standby carpenter
Cliff Robinson ... assistant art director
Tony Teiger ... standby props
Charles Torbett ... property master
Agnes Goveas ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jonathan Bates ... sound editor
Nigel Davis ... sound boom operator
Taffy Haines ... sound maintenance
Gerry Humphreys ... dubbing mixer
Simon Kaye ... sound recordist
Archie Ludski ... dialogue editor
Robin O'Donoghue ... dubbing mixer
Rajen Rajkhowa ... sound assistant (as Rajan Rajkhowa)
Philip Rogers ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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David H. Watkins ... special effects supervisor (as David Watkins)

Visual Effects by

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Martyn Hall ... visual effects (uncredited)
Gary Shaw ... optical assistant cameraman: Geoff Axtell Assoc. (uncredited)

Stunts

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Gerry Crampton ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chic Anstiss ... camera operator
Pablo Bartholomew ... stillsman: second unit
G.S. Bhaskar ... second camera assistant (as G.S.Bhasker)
Apurba Kishore Bir ... second camera operator (as A.K.Bir)
Devlin Bose ... focus puller: second camera
Robin Browne ... aerial photographer
Frank Connor ... stillsman
Ted Deason ... focus puller
Terry Goddard ... best boy
Nobby Godden ... camera maintenance
K. Kanti ... focus puller: second unit
Ashwini Kaul ... second camera assistant
Alan Martin ... electrical supervisor
Govind Nihalani ... cameraman: second unit
D. Panday ... camera grip: second unit
Gyan Sahay ... assistant camera: second unit
Danny Shelmerdine ... clapper loader
Jimmy Waters ... camera grip
Ronald Lenoir ... chargehand rigger (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Yog Batra ... crowd casting
Soonu Ghadially ... assistant casting: India
Shailendra Goel ... crowd casting
Jill Mellis ... crowd casting
Dolly Thakore ... casting: India

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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V.K. Dixit ... wardrobe assistant (as V.K.Dixit)
Sally Downing ... wardrobe mistress
Nic Ede ... wardrobe master (as Nicholas Ede)
Shernaz Italia ... wardrobe assistant
Aperna Kasara ... wardrobe assistant (as Aperna Katara)
Sina Kaul ... adviser: Indian wardrobe
Vinod Kumar ... wardrobe assistant
Pavan Malhotra ... wardrobe assistant
Manju Raj Saraogi ... costumes executor: Indian

Location Management

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Graham Ford ... location manager
Rajiv Suri ... location manager: second unit
Sudesh Syal ... location manager

Music Department

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Harish Desai ... musician (as Ashit Desai)
P. Desai ... musician
George Fenton ... composer: additional music / music conductor / orchestral score
Ashish Khan ... musician
Ustad Sultan Khan ... musician (as Sultan Khan)
Sharad Kumar ... musician
T.K. Ramakrishnan ... musician
Vijay Raghava Rao ... music coordinator (as Vijay Raghav Rao) / musician (as Vijay Raghav Rao)
John Richards ... music recordist
Lakshmi Shankar ... musician
Francis Silkstone ... music coordinator
Jonathan Williams ... musician: cello (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Brian Hathaway ... transport captain
K.N. Sethi ... transport manager (as Major K.N. Sethi)

Other crew

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Margaret Adams ... contact: London
G.D. Bakshi ... catering assistant: The Location Caterers Ltd
Colonel Balachandra ... military adviser
Mohini Banerji ... liaison: Delhi
S. Banerji ... military liaison (as Air Commodore S. Banerji) / police liaison (as Air Commodore S. Banerji)
Judi Bunn ... production secretary (as Judith Bunn)
Sharlene Chatelier ... production assistant
Eleanor Chaudhuri ... production assistant
E.R. Gopinathan ... assistant accountant (as E.R.Gopinathan)
Jo Hannam ... assistant accountant
Diana Hawkins ... director of publicity
Clare Howard ... producer's secretary
Pat Howell ... chief accountant
Padma Iyer ... continuity: second unit
Sudhir Krishna ... unit doctor (as Dr. S. Krishna)
Terry Mellis ... production accountant
Lorna Mueller ... researcher
Loretta Ordewer ... production coordinator
Dilshad Panday ... production assistant
R. Puri ... historical consultant (as Professor R. Puri)
June Randall ... continuity
Dolly Thakore ... unit publicist
Diana White ... publicity secretary
Michael White ... assistant to the director
Bob Bridges ... louma crane technician (uncredited)
Richard Morrison ... title designer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Motilal Kothari ... this film is dedicated to
Louis Mountbatten ... this film is dedicated to (as Earl Mountbatten of Burma K.G.)
Jawaharlal Nehru ... this film is dedicated to, without whose inspiration, unfailing advocacy and faith it would not have been made (as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 War II to continue enforcing its will in India, Britain finally grants India's independence. Indians celebrate this victory, but their troubles are far from over. Religious tensions between Hindus and Muslims erupt into nation-wide violence. Gandhi declares a hunger strike, saying he will not eat until the fighting stops. The fighting does stop eventually, but the country is divided. It is decided that the northwest area of India, and eastern part of India (current day Bangladesh), both places where Muslims are in the majority, will become a new country called Pakistan (West and East Pakistan respectively). It is hoped that by encouraging the Muslims to live in a separate country, violence will abate. Gandhi is opposed to the idea, and is even willing to allow Muhammad Ali Jinnah to become the first prime minister of India, but the Partition of India is carried out nevertheless. Gandhi spends his last days trying to bring about peace between both nations. He thereby angers many dissidents on both sides, one of whom finally gets close enough to assassinate him. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Also Known As
  • Richard Attenborough's Film Gandhi (United Kingdom)
  • Richard Attenborough's Film: Gandhi (United States)
  • Gandis (Lithuania)
  • Ганди (Russia)
  • Γκάντι (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 191 min
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Box Office

Budget $22,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $127,767,889

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ben Kingsley's (born Krishna Bhanji) paternal family was from the Indian state of Gujarat, the same state Mohandas K. Gandhi was from. See more »
Goofs In the opening scene in South Africa, Gandhi is riding first class on a steam locomotive. The first class car is shown as the forward car, closest to the engine. In passenger steam engines, first class would be the rearmost car, farthest away from the engine's heat and exhaust. Second or third class would be nearest the engine. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983). See more »
Soundtracks God Save the King! See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: No man's life can be encompassed in one telling. There is no way to give each year its allotted weight, to include each event, each person who helped to shape a lifetime. What can be done is to be faithful in spirit to the record and try to find one's way to the heart of the man.... NEW DELHI INDIA 30th JANUARY 1948 See more »
Quotes Gandhi: An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
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