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.


  • Ben Kingsley in Gandhi (1982)
  • Martin Sheen and Ben Kingsley in Gandhi (1982)
  • Gandhi (1982)
  • Richard Attenborough poses backstage after winning 'Best Director' and 'Best Picture' for 'Gandhi' at the 55th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Richard Attenborough


John Briley

Did You Know?


Ben Kingsley learned to spin cloth in the same way that Gandhi did. He didn't find this to be particularly challenging. Instead, the real problem he encountered was to spin and talk at the same time which he had major difficulties trying to master.


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


In the movie, The South African police were shown both arresting and beating Gandhi for burning passes during his protest of the Pass Law. Although Mohandas K. Gandhi and his fellow protesters were arrested for burning the passes, in reality neither Gandhi or any of the protesters were ever beaten by the police during the protest.

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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