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Nine Hours to Rama (1963)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, History | 21 February 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.

Director:

Mark Robson

Writers:

Nelson Gidding, Stanley Wolpert (book)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Horst Buchholz ... Naturam Godse
José Ferrer ... Supt. Gopal Das
Valerie Gearon Valerie Gearon ... Rani Mehta
Don Borisenko Don Borisenko ... Naryan Apte
Robert Morley ... P.K. Mussadi
Diane Baker ... Sheila
Harry Andrews ... Gen. Singh
Paidi Jairaj ... G.D. Birla (as Jairaj)
David Abraham ... Det. Munda
Achala Sachdev ... Mother
Marne Maitland ... Karnick
Harold Goldblatt Harold Goldblatt ... Selvrag Prahlad
Wolfe Morris Wolfe Morris ... Det. Bose
Francis Matthews ... Rampure
Nagendra Nath Nagendra Nath ... Magin Mehta
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Storyline

"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!


Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1963 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Nine Hours to Live See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Budget:

$3,610,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Edited into Bass on Titles (1977) See more »

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Beautiful Spectacle
14 February 2002 | by John L.See all my reviews

This film is fascinating because much of it was filmed on location in India during the early 1960s. The film is worth watching just for the exterior background scenes. If one thinks of this film as a dramatic travelogue it may be more palatable. The acting is mediocre all around. Horst is almost convincing as the tormented alcoholic assassin. How much better this film could have been with an Indian cast, one can only wonder. Since the Indians produce more movies than any other country it is a shame that no Indian actors were involved in this production. Dianne Baker looks very lovely in her dark makeup and braided hair.


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