Gandhi (1982)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, History

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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 commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.


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Cast & Crew

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Richard Attenborough


John Briley

Did You Know?


According to Geoffrey C. Ward's essay about the film in Mark C. Carnes' book "Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies," the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had told Richard Attenborough in 1963 not to deify Gandhi, since Gandhi was too great a man to be deified. The essay makes the ... ...


Hindu: He will be saying prayers in the garden. Just follow the others.


Whilst it is true that electricity was unavailable to most Indian villages during Mohandas K. Gandhi's lifetime, it can be expected that poles supporting, what seem to be power lines along the railroad right-of-way during Gandhi's tour of India, are instead supporting telegraph lines, some of which were in place as early as the 1850s.

Crazy Credits

The producers express their thanks in the closing credits to The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of India for the use of its grounds and exteriors for filming locations.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Biography | Drama | History


Release Date:

25 February 1983



Country of Origin

UK, India, USA

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$131,153 (USA) (12 December 1982)


$52,767,889 (USA)

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