PG | | Biography, Drama, History
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.
In the DVD Director's commentary, Sir Richard Attenborough mistakenly says that Ian Charleson died of cancer. This is not the case, Charleson died of an A.I.D.S.-related illness in 1990, the first mainstream British celebrity to do so. Upon his death, Charleson requested that the full cause of his demise be made public in order to bring greater awareness of the disease.
He will be saying prayers in the garden. Just follow the others.
When Gandhi is escorted into the office of the top prison official, the pendulum on the grandfather clock in the background jumps between shots.
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.
The original theatrical release had an intermission at approximately 1 hour 31 minutes in. The second part of the film was preceded by a 3 minute musical interlude over a black screen. Most subsequent releases omitted the intermission. The DVD release includes the Intermission title card and musical interlude.
$131,153 (USA) (12 December 1982)