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.
No studio was interested in financing this movie. Sir Richard Attenborough said that most of the financing came from: Joseph E. Levine, who agreed to finance in exchange of Attenborough directing A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Magic (1978), sale of his ownership share of "The Mousetrap", and Jake Eberts, a friend. The rest came from major companies in England, minus the BBC.
He will be saying prayers in the garden. Just follow the others.
The Calcutta killings are shown as having happened after Indian independence in August 1947, whereas they actually took place a year earlier in August 1946.
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.
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.
$131,153 (USA) (12 December 1982)