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Gandhi 1982

Drama History


In 1893, Gandhi is thrown off a South African train for being an Indian and traveling in a first class compartment. Gandhi realizes that the laws are biased against Indians and decides to start a non-violent protest campaign for the rights of all Indians in South Africa. After numerous arrests and the unwanted attention of the world, the government finally relents by recognizing rights for Indians, though not for the native blacks of South Africa. After this victory, Gandhi is invited back to India, where he is now considered something of a national hero. He is urged to take up the fight for India's independence from the British Empire. Gandhi agrees, and mounts a non-violent non-cooperation campaign of unprecedented scale, coordinating millions of Indians nationwide. There are some setbacks, such as violence against the protesters and Gandhi's occasional imprisonment. Nevertheless...


Richard Attenborough


Ben Kingsley, Rohini Hattangadi, Candice Bergen, Roshan Seth, Om Puri, Saeed Jaffrey, Alyque Padamsee, Martin Sheen, Amrish Puri, Ian Charleson, Edward Fox, Geraldine James, Daniel Day-Lewis, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Athol Fugard, Dalip Tahil, Günther Maria Halmer, Shreeram Lagoo, Terrence Hardiman, David Grant

Release Date

30 Nov 1982


30 Jan 2012 -
Added by
Linda [2295]
Average 6.5 / 10
Rank 1636
Ratings 3
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Added 30 Jan 2012

24 Dec 2012 -

Marius [375]
rated 6.5 and says:

When I first watched it, I found it to be very lengthy. After having been to India though, re-watching it was very interesting and insightful.

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