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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21 March 2003 | Speedy_Lube
10
| Better than you'd think...
Thinking back, I suppose I have now seen many (sometimes good) films that follow the same recipe: One man makes a difference.

But this film is an exception in so many ways:

1) It was made in 1982, so it came before many of them.

2) It has amazingly well-displayed historical significance.

3) Great performances in a near-flawless, frank scrpit.

This film does not bother the viewer with an opening montage of scenes of the main character at various ages ("Dragon", I'm looking at you). This is an amazing film that anyone of any religion, race, or nationality can and should appreciate. With its subtle relevance to today's situations in that part of the world, this is a history buff must-see.

Watch this film and see great performances (an obvious oscar went to Ben Kingsly), excellent cinematography, and a wonderful inspiring story, whose essence soars well above the corny, do-gooder mentality of other pitiful efforts of "bio-pics".

10/10

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Trivia

Over three hundred thousand extras appeared in the funeral sequence. About two hundred thousand were volunteers, and ninety-four thousand five hundred sixty were paid a small fee (under contract). The sequence was filmed on January 31, 1981, the 33rd Anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's funeral. Eleven crews shot over twenty thousand feet of film, which was pared down to two minutes and five seconds in the final release.


Quotes

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


Goofs

The standing lamp on the right of the screen next to Judge Broomfield moves to the right when the Judge says "nevertheless, it is my duty...".


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.


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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