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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.


  • Ben Kingsley
  • Rohini Hattangadi
  • Roshan Seth
  • Candice Bergen
  • Edward Fox
  • John Gielgud
  • Trevor Howard
  • John Mills
  • Martin Sheen
  • Ian Charleson

Did You Know?


  • In John Ratzenberger's brief scene, his voice was dubbed by Martin Sheen.
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  • When Gandhi is escorted into the office of the top prison official, the pendulum on the grandfather clock in the background jumps between shots.
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    • Gandhi: Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always.
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What is important about this film is not that it serves as a history lesson (although it does) but that, at a time when the threat of nuclear holocaust hangs ominously in the air, it reminds us that we are, after all, human, and thus capable of the most extraordinary and wonderful achievements, simply through the use of our imagination, our will, and our sense of right.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is a monument that should be visited, but it is a monument of importance only as a reminder of the thing it seeks to memorialize. Gandhi may not be a hagiographic embarrassment to its subject, but it's a waxworks movie, a victory for British reserve. [08 Dec 1982]

Metacritic review by Jay Scott
Jay Scott
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)