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Directed By : Richard Attenborough
Duration : Approx 190 MIN

This film is available in English & Dubbed in Hindi Version




Richard Attenborough’s devotion to GANDHI began in December 1962 when he received a phone call from Motilal . A staff member of the Indian High Commission in London, Kothari had a blazing resole that it was his mission to find producer who would make a motion picture based on the life of India’s beloved spiritual and political leader Mohandas K. Gandhi After reading just 48 pages of a biography written about the Mahatma (i.e. “Great Soul”), Attenborough realized that he not only had to produce the project (he had recently joined an independent framework of friends in the British film community for just such a purpose), but direct it as well. After nearly 18 years of on/off negotiations with moguls, major film distributors and maharajahs, Attenborough was finally able to raise the project’s $22 million budget in the Spring of 1980. (Among the investors were Goldcrest Films International, International Film Investors and the National Film Development Corporation Ltd. Of India.)
With 37-years-old English stage star Ben Kingsley signed to play the title character, GANDHI began production on November 26,1980 on location in India. Under the supervision of production designer Stuart Craig, the film required 87 settings for the 189 scenes contained in John Briley’s shooting script. (The largest of these was the Sabarmati ashram [i.e. commune], which was built on several acres of land beside the river Jumna.) After completing location work in Delhi – whose scenes included the spectacular recreation of Gandhi’s funeral procession – the filmmakers moved on to Porbander (to shoot a scene between Kingsley and Martin Sheen) and then Bombay, where four major sequences Saltworks protest; Gandhi’s 1915 dockside homecoming; his arrest at the railway station on the eve of W.W.II, and the scenes of the Mahatma’s last scenes fast, where Kingsley was joined by Candice Bergen as photojournalist Margaret Bourke – White).
From Bombay, the cast and crew moved first to Pune (site of the Aga Khan Palace, where Gandhi spent the last of his British – imposed prison sentences) and then to Patna to film the huge crowd that greets Gandhi’s arrival at Motihari station. After eight days, the filmmakers completed 24 weeks of location work at Udaipur, where the scenes with Ian Charleson (Cbariots of Fire) were shot. After two weeks of shooting scenes in and around London, production was completed on May 10, 1981.
Almost 20 years to the day after he was first approached by Motilal Kothari, Richard Attenborough’s film had its world premiere in New Delhi, followed by its U.S. debut in December 1982.Winner of Nine Academy Awards”-Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Costumes and Best Set Decoration-GANDHI is “one of the finest biographical portraits the screen has ever offered us. It is moving and inspiring”.



Mahatma Gandhi Ben Kingsley Production Terence A. Clegg
Kasturba Rohini Hatangadi Co-Producer Rani Dube
Jawaharlal Nehru Roshan Sheth Music Ravi Shankar
Sardar Patel Saeed Jaffrey Orchestral Score & Additional Music George Fenton
Margaret Bourke-White Candice Bergen Director of Photography Billy Williams
General Dyer Edward Fox Exicutive Producer Michael Stanley
Judge Broomfield Trevor Howard Written By John Briley
Lord Irwin John Gielgud Producer & Directed By Richard Attenborough
Lord Chelmsford John Mills    
Waker Marteen Sheen    
Charlie Andrews Ian Charleson
General Smuts Athol Fugard
Herman Kallenbach Gunter Maria Halmer
Miranehn Geraldine James
Mohamed Ali Jinnha Alyque Padamsee
Dada Abdulla Khan Amrish Puri