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The man who taught the world about humility is explored in this 80s movie - the movie that chronicles the life of Indian icon Mahatma Gandhi.

Gandhi DVD


Ben Kingsley is believable in Gandhi, which is a biography on Mohandas Gandhi, a former lawyer who became a spiritual leader.

Gandhi, a movie packed with drama and history sees Kingsley as Gandhi whose philosophy was that of a non-violent protest when the Indians came up against the British.


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi "Bapu" - Ben Kingsley
Margaret Bourke-White - Candice Bergen
Gen. Reginald Dyer - Edward Fox
Lord Irwin - John Gielgud
Judge Broomfield - Trevor Howard
Lord Chelmsford - John Mills
Vince Walker - Martin Sheen
Rev. Charlie Andrews - Ian Charleson
Gen. Jan Christiaan Smuts - Athol Fugard
Dr. Herman Kallenbach - as Gunther Maria Halmer
Sardar Valabhhai Patel - Saeed Jaffrey
Meerabahen - Geraldine James
Mohammed Ali Jinnah - Alyque Padamsee
Khan - Amrish Puri
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru - Roshan Seth


Anthony Hopkins was considered for the role of Gandhi in the bio-movie of the same name.

Ben Kingsley, who played the lead role in Gandhi is really from Indian descent. His real name is Krishna Bhanji.

Academy Awards:

Ben Kingsley won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi.

Richard Attenborough won for Best Director for Gandhi.

Ravi Shankar, George Fenton won for Best Original Score for Gandhi.

Richard Attenborough, Producer won for Best Picture for Gandhi.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Gandhi was released to theatres on 12/08/1982 by Columbia, and grossed $52,767,889 at the box office in the US.

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