About

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive resistance', endeavouring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.

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Directed by

Richard Attenborough

Written by

John Briley (Screenplay)

Runtime

191 minutes

Country

United Kingdom, India

Language

English

Tagline

His triumph changed the world forever.

Cast

Keywords

biography world war ii muslim demonstration imprisonment release from prison hunger strike colony hindu independence british army political negotiations conference nonviolent resistance apartheid british empire protest independence movement strike freedom prayer based on a true story

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Lists

#226 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#34 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography Ronnie Taylor Billy Williams

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Michael Seirton Stuart Craig Robert W. Laing

Oscar for Best Costume Design John Mollo Bhanu Athaiya

Oscar for Best Picture Richard Attenborough