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Average of 1441 ratings: 3.9 Stars

1982 M Contains violence.

His Triumph Changed The World Forever.

GANDHI was not a ruler of nations, nor did he have scientific gifts. Yet this small modest man did what others before him could not. He led an entire country to freedom - he gave his people hope. Gandhi, the man of the century, is explored in this breathtaking, unforgettable motion picture. After 20 years in the making, this masterful epic garnered eight 1982 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. In stirring detail, Gandhi's life, principles and power explode on the screen with vivid scenes such as the horrific massacre at Amristar, where the British opened fire on 15,000 unarmed men, women and children and the dramatic march to the sea where Gandhi led thousands of his fellow Indians to prove that sea salt belonged to all and was not just a British commodity. A distinguished cast of characters surrounds Academy Award winning BEN KINGLSELY as Gandhi, including CANDICE BERGEN, MARTIN SHEEN, JOHN GIELGUD and TREVOR HOWARD. A vision of the heart and soul of a man, GANDHI is a classic epic as timeless as Gandhi himself.

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183 minutes
Columbia Pictures
1983 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Film: Richard Attenborough
1982 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Ben Kingsley
BAFTA Award for Best Direction: Richard Attenborough
Fatso Top 100
Rated #85 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
2.35:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English, French, German, Dutch, Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish
English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded, German Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.35:1
English, English captions, Italian, Greek, Arabic, Hindi, Hebrew, Turkish
English, Italian True HD 5.1

26 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by Ritu1

It still brings tears to your eyes. Fortunate are those who had the privelage to be born in his era to see how the Half Naked Fakir shook the rock solid foundation of the British Empire. Master Piece of work.

4 by Charnan

A remarkable story about a remarkable man. And what a great insight into the problems of India and Pakistan in modern days. Enthralling.

5 by Jman6

Awesome epic. An amazing piece of filmography that hasn't dated one bit. This movie is a must see for all - a great insight into the man and legend that was Gandhi.

4 by Kel

I am just back from India and enjoyed watching this glimpse of how others have interpreted a part of this great man's life, an interesting movie.

5 by roz8

This was a brilliant movie I loved it, Ben Kingsley looked so much like the real man it was spooky, recommend highly.

5 by anniellah

Great movie we should all be more like this man great and Noble man wth a gentle approach to solving injustices in life big heart

5 by Clairbear

I had no idea how old this movie was until I recognised the actors and thought 'gee they look young in this movie'. I simply wanted to learn about the man and what happened in his era. Very sad but... Read more

4 by mug

Have seen it before but was like seeing a new movie. Loved all of the newsreel footage 'extras' and the history made clear. Excellent. Not all of India's people are Ghandhi fans however. There is another story to be told.

5 by netti

We loved this movie. Very moving with historical interest. Ben Kingsley portrayed Gandhi believably and at times the likeness was spooky.

0.5 by Adantedae

great movie, a tad long. but i can forgive it that for the depth of understanding it offers. "an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind"