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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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Valerie Gearon ...
Don Borisenko ...
Naryan Apte
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Gen. Singh
P. Jairaj ...
G.D. Birla (as Jairaj)
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Karnick
Harold Goldblatt ...
Selvrag Prahlad
Wolfe Morris ...
Det. Bose
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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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The movie was banned in India in 1963 due to the sympathetic portrayal of Nathuram Godse and a maligned depiction of his life, even though the disclaimer of the movie in the beginning states that "Nine Hours to Rama" is historical fiction. See more »

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Referenced in Extraordinary Rendition (2007) See more »

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Worth seeing despite some unconvincing performances.
18 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

A film which builds up to a climax is spoilt by some unconvincing performances, especially Harry Andrews' Indian Officer and Robert Morley. Despite this, the direction is reasonable and the film worth seeing as there seem so few films about this subject.


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