Director: Richard Attenborough Cast: Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
, Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen
, Edward Fox
Edward Fox
, John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Richard Attenborough


Director: Richard Attenborough Cast: Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
, Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen
, Edward Fox
Edward Fox
, John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Richard Attenborough


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It was Richard Attenborough's lifelong dream to bring the life story of Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi to the screen. When it finally reached fruition in 1982, the 188-minute, Oscar-winning Gandhi was one of the most exhaustively thorough biopics ever made. The film begins in the early part of the 20th century, when Mohandas K. Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), 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," endeavoring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed. In the horrendous "slaughter" sequence, more extras appear on screen than in any previous historical epic. The supporting cast includes Candice Bergen as photographer Margaret Bourke-White, Athol Fugard as General Smuts, John Gielgud as Lord Irwin, John Mills as the viceroy, Martin Sheen as Walker, Trevor Howard as Judge Broomfield, and, in a tiny part as a street bully, star-to-be Daniel Day-Lewis. Gandhi won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/17/2009
UPC: 0043396154360
Original Release: 1982
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Time: 3:11:00
Sales rank: 19,819

Special Features

Disc 1 - Blu-ray Exclusive: Gandhi's Legacy: A Picture-In-Graphics Track Introduction by Sir Richard Attenborough; ; Director's Commentary; ; Disc 2 - Vintage Newsreel Footage Sir Ben Kingsley Talks about Gandhi" In Search of Gandhi" "Reflections on Ben" "Madeleine Slade: An Englishwoman Abroad" "The Funeral " Looking Back" "Shooting an Epic in India" "Designing Gandhi" "From the Director's Chair" "The Words of Mahatma Gandhi" "The Making of Gandhi Photo Montage

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Kingsley Mahatma Gandhi
Candice Bergen Margaret Bourke-White
Edward Fox Gen. Dyer
John Gielgud Lord Irwin
Trevor Howard Judge Broomfield
John Mills Lord Chelmsford
Martin Sheen Walker
Rohini Hattangady Kasturba Gandhi
Ian Charleson Charlie Andrews
Athol Fugard Gen. Smuts
Saeed Jaffrey Sardar Patel
Geraldine James Mirabehn
Alyque Padamsee Mohamed Ali Jinnah
Amrish Puri Khan
Roshan Seth Pandit Nehru
Ian Bannen Senior Police Officer
Michael Bryant Principal Secretary
John Clements Advocate General
Richard Griffiths Collins
Nigel Hawthorne Kinnoch
Bernard Hepton G.O.C.
Michael Hordern Sir George Hodge
Peter Harlowe Lord Mountbatten
Jane Myerson Lady Mountbatten
Neena Gupta Abha
Gunther Maria Halmer Herman Kallenbach
Supriya Pathak Manu
Dalip Tahil Zia
Om Puri Nahari
Richard Vernon Sir Edward Gait
Harsh Nayyar Nathuran Vinayak Godse
Shane Rimmer Commentator
Winston Ntshona Porter
Peter Cartwright European Passenger
Marius Weyers Conductor
Richard Mayes Baker
Ken Hutchison Police Sergeant
Norman Chancer Reporter
David Gant Daniels
Daniel Day-Lewis Colin
Ray Burdis Youth
Daniel Peacock Youth
Avis Bunnage Colin's Mother
John Savident Manager of the Mine
Stewart Harwood Prison Officer
Stanley McGeagh Prison Guard
Christopher Good Young Englishman
David Markham Older Englishman
Jalal Agha Traveller on Train Roof
Rupert Frazer Cavalry Troop Leader
Dominic Guard Subaltern
Bernard Hill Sergeant Putnam
Nana Palsikar Villager
John Quentin Batsman
Graham Seed Wicket-Keeper
Gerald Sim Magistrate
Colin Farrell Clerk
Gareth Forwood Secretary
James Cossins Brigadier
John Vine A.D.C.
Geoffrey Chater Government Advocate
Ernest Clark Lord Hunter
Barry John Police Superintendant
Brian Oulton Clerk of Court
James Snell Court Reporter
John Boxer Court Reporter
Bernard Horsfall Gen. Edgar
Richard Leech Brigadier
David Sibley Subaltern
Stanley Lebor Police Officer
Terence Hardiman Ramsey MacDonald
Jon Croft Colonel
William Hoyland Adjutant
John Ratzenberger American Lieutenant
Charu Bala Chokshi Ayah
Jack McKenzie Major at Aga Khan Palace

Technical Credits
Richard Attenborough Director,Producer
Bhanu Athaiya Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonathan Bates Sound Editor
John Bloom Editor
Robert Bolt Screenwriter
John Briley Screenwriter
Terence A. Clegg Producer
Stuart Craig Production Designer
Norman Dorme Art Director
Rani Dube Co-producer
David Hathaway Special Effects
Simon Kaye Sound/Sound Designer
Bob Laing Art Director
Robert Laing Production Designer
John Mollo Costumes/Costume Designer
Govind Nihalani Camera Operator
Robin O'Donoghue Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Seirton Set Decoration/Design
Ravi Shankar Score Composer
Michael Stanley-Evans Executive Producer
Ronnie Taylor Cinematographer
David Tomblin Asst. Director
Billy Williams Cinematographer
Ram Yedekar Art Director

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