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Synopsis: Sir Ben Kingsley stars as Mohandas Gandhi in Lord Richard Attenborough's riveting biography of the man who ... More

Genre: Dramas
Director:
Theatrical Release: 1982
Rated: PG (MPAA)
Length: 191 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Language: English

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Synopsis:
Sir Ben Kingsley stars as Mohandas Gandhi in Lord Richard Attenborough's riveting biography of the man who rose from simple lawyer to worldwide symbol of peace and understanding. A critical masterpiece, GANDHI is an intriguing story about activism, politics, religious tolerance and freedom. But at the center of it all is an extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence, and set an entire nation free. Winner of 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director (Richard Attenborough) and Best Actor (Sir Ben Kingsley), GANDHI's highly acclaimed cast also includes Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, Sir John Gielgud, Roshan Seth and Martin Sheen.

Synopsis

This Oscar-winning biopic is the acclaimed dramatization of the life of Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi, from his beginnings as a South African-educated lawyer through his historic, galvanizing struggle to free India from British Colonial rule. With a large, distinguished cast, headlined by Ben Kingsley in a nuanced performance, Sir Richard Attenborough's biopic is a classic of the genre. GANDHI earned a mammoth 11 Academy Award Nominations and took home nine statuettes, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Ben Kingsley, and Best (Original) Screenplay.

Details
Language Usage   Subtitled
Release Language   Arabic
Color   Color
Area   
HiFi Sound   N
Surround Sound   N
Digital Sound   N
Stereo Sound   N
CXEncoding   N
AC3Sound   N
THXSound   N
DTSStereo   N
Unedited Version   N
Collector's Edition   Y
Director's Cut   N
Closed Captioned   Y
Letterboxed   N
Extra Info   2-Disc Set
Rating Reason   
Parental Advisory   
cast & Crew
Candice Bergen - American Film and Television Actress, MURPHY BROWN
Edward Fox - British Actor
Trevor Howard - British Actor
Athol Fugard - South African Playwright
Amrish Puri - Actor/"Indiana Jones..."
Roshan Seth - Actor/In UK
Ian Bannen - Scottish Supporting Actor
Nigel Hawthorne - British Actor, THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE (1995)
Om Puri - Indian Actor
John Briley - Screenwriter (GANDHI)
Sir Richard Attenborough - Oscar-winning director/producer/actor
Ronnie Taylor - British Director Of Photography
Billy Williams - Director of Photography
Ravi Shankar - Indian Sitarist/Composer

Reviews & Awards
Sight and Sound
12/01/1982
"...The embattled spirit of respect for human dignity and the need for mutual tolerance flow clearly through the film..."
Variety
11/24/1982
"...Eloquently expressive and technically exquisite....The score, springing from the talents of Ravi Shankar and George Fenton is a major plus in evocation of the film's many emotional variations..."
Sight and Sound
03/01/2002
"...Ben Kingsley's central performance shines..."
Total Film
08/01/2000
"...A challenging and inspiring story..."
Academy Awards Best Actor Winner 1982
Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration Winner 1982
Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration Winner 1982
Academy Awards Best Cinematography Winner 1982
Academy Awards Best Cinematography Winner 1982
Academy Awards Best Costume Design Winner 1982
Academy Awards Best Costume Design Winner 1982
Academy Awards Best Director Winner 1982
Academy Awards Best Film Editing Winner 1982
Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay Winner 1982
Academy Awards Best Picture Winner 1982
Academy Awards Best Sound Winner 1982