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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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Director:

Richard Attenborough

Writer:

John Briley

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1962, Sir Richard Attenborough received a phone call from an Indian civil servant called Motilai Kothari, who was working with the Indian High Commission in London. Kothari was a devout follower of Gandhi, and was convinced that Attenborough would be the perfect ... ...


Quotes

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


Goofs

When Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts signs in new legislation burdened by pressure due to protests resulting in the lawless burning of passes (i.e. registration certificates), the name under his signature reads "JAN CHRISTIAN SMUTS". The proper Afrkaans spelling would be "JAN CHRISTIAAN SMUTS" especially on official government documents.


Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: No man's life can be encompassed in one telling. There is no way to give each year its allotted weight, to include each event, each person who helped to shape a lifetime. What can be done is to be faithful in spirit to the record and try to find one's way to the heart of the man....

NEW DELHI INDIA 30th JANUARY 1948


Alternate Versions

In April 2005, Skoll launched the Gandhi Project in partnership with Silicon Valley entrepreneur Kamran Elahian. Working with Palestinian voice actors and artists, an award-winning director dubbed the epic film into Arabic. It is being screened throughout Palestine in order to advance civil society goals of peaceful resistance, self-reliance, economic development and local empowerment, and plans are underway to expand screenings throughout the Arab world.


Soundtracks

God Save the King!
(1744) (uncredited)
Music attributed to
Henry Carey
Sung by Ben Kingsley
Reprised when India achieves independence

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Genres

Biography | Drama | History

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