|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ben Kingsley, Martin Sheen, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Edward Fox, Rohini Hattangadi, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 must-see movies, Best Picture Oscar Winners|
|Run time:||3 hours|
|Rental release:||27 Aug 2001|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish|
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An absolute ...By HD (148 reviews) from West Midlands , 18 Oct 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]An absolute masterpiece. If I could have given this movie an eleven, I would have wanted to give it a twelve. Ben Kingsley didn't just play the role of Gandhi, he WAS Gandhi. The sheer magnitude of the funeral scene is enough to send shivers up and down your spine. Gandhi is one of essential movies that will stand the test of time. Future generations will hardly believe that the movie is a work of non-fiction, and that such a man ever walked this planet. 10 - 10
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Classic Film of Legendary 20th C FigureBy Seedyvee (207 reviews) from Grantham , 18 Sep 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]This was the first time I had ever watched this film and the visual quality was surprisingly excellent. Ben Kingsley does a magnificent portrayal of a man of different race without distraction and the other great actors play chilly severe roles of the ruling British by contrast. I have just read a psychological study of Ghandi's life and there is a faithful record of the key events in the film and the book particularly praises the Salt March as being well documented.
BAPU, MAHATMABy Aristotle (8 reviews) , 09 Jan 2013An epic film about an extraordinary man. A labour of love for Richard Attenborough. A triumph for all concerned: camera, actors and actresses, music; authentic look for indoors and outdoors; evocative scenes of Native Indian and British Indian life. Excellent script. The epic style is the only suitable one for the telling of this tale. Sit back for three hours of entertainment and enlightenment.
Fantastic Film about GandhiBy a customer , 09 Oct 2012Fantastic film. Ben Kingsley plays a fantastic part as Gandhi and the supporting cast are all really great actors and actresses. A long epic film which explores the background to his later life, then his life in the Indian Congress Party, shows his world status and his death.
Long but beautiful, moving and compellingBy Bassman71 (701 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 03 Oct 2012Richard Attenboroughs epic re-telling of the life of lawyer turned Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi and his struggles and uprising within British ruled India.
Long but beautiful, moving and compelling film in which sees some excellent acting following the later life of Gandhi in which Ben Kingsley gets better as his character gets older.
Star-filled support too despite little screen time for most of them with Edward Foxs despicable General Dyer being my standout although a mention too for the excellent Roshan Seth.
Its beautifully shot and feels very real with its violent clashes, thousands of extras (before CGI was used for that sort of thing) and doesnt drag despite its three hour running time.
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Great movieBy Moha (2 reviews) , 29 Sep 2012Greatest Dialogues/Screenplay by John Briley And they reflect the true writings and life of Gandhi.
...a man who made humility and simple truth more powerful than empires.' And Albert Einstein added,
'Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.'
BOURKE-WHITE: But do you really believe you could use non-violence against someone like Hitler?
GANDHI (a thoughtful pause): Not without defeats and great pain. (He looks at her.) But are there no defeats in this war
no pain? (For a moment the thought hangs, and then Gandhi takes their hands
back to the spinning.) What you cannot do is accept injustice. From Hitler or anyone. You must make the injustice visible be prepared to die like a soldier to do so.
GANDHI: But I know happiness does not come with things even twentieth century things. It can come from work, and pride in what you do. (He looks at her steadily.) It will not necessarily be 'progress' for India if she simply imports the unhappiness of the West.