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.
Sir John Hurt and Sir Tom Courtenay were among the actors approached by Sir Richard Attenborough about playing the lead role. Sir Ben Kingsley was recommended for the role by Harold Pinter, who had seen him in a play; Pinter made the suggestion to Sam Spiegel, an associate of Attenborough's.
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.
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
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)
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