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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Naturam Godse
... Supt. Gopal Das
Valerie Gearon ... Rani Mehta
Don Borisenko ... Naryan Apte
... P.K. Mussadi
... Sheila
... Gen. Singh
P. Jairaj ... G.D. Birla (as Jairaj)
... Det. Munda
... Mother
... Karnick
Harold Goldblatt ... Selvrag Prahlad
Wolfe Morris ... Det. Bose
... 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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$3,610,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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According to Richard Attenborough, this film was one of the major reasons why his Gandhi had major problems with the Indian Government for many years. See more »

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Edited into Bass on Titles (1977) See more »

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Well done fictional account of events surrounding Gandhi's assassination
2 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is a somewhat fictional account of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. The film starts off really well, and has a good climax (unless, of course, you're Gandhi), but it drags a bit in the middle as we learn about the assassin and his motivation. Horst Buchholz plays the killer; oddly, he seems less repulsive than usual, so that's a plus. Jose Ferrer is the policeman trying to track him down. A few British actors show up in small roles. The big revelation to me was the British actress Valerie Gearon, as the upper-class Indian whom Buchholz loves. I hadn't seen her in anything before; she is quite striking. Diane Baker has a small part as an Indian, and is semi-believable. Gandhi is played by J. S. Casshyap, and he certainly looks the part.

It would be great if this existed on DVD with commentary since there are holes in the plot that require explanation. It's probably worth a look, if you can tolerate the flashback sequences.


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