Gandhi Poster

Release Date: December 8th, 1982

DVD Release Date: August 28th, 2001

PG|3 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
This acclaimed biographical drama presents major events in the life of Mohandas Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), the beloved Indian leader who stood against British rule over his country. Dedicated to the concept of nonviolent resistance, Gandhi is initially dismissed by English officials, including the influential Lord Irwin (John Gielgud), but eventually he and his cause become internationally renowned, and his gatherings of passive protest move India towards independence.

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen, Rohini Hattangadi

Director: Richard Attenborough

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Goldcrest Films International, Indo-British, International Film Investors, Carolina Bank

Keywords: Rise, Inspiring, Sacrifice, Quest, 1930s, 1940s, Moving

Awards

Nominated Film Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Winner Cinematography
Winner Directing
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Art Direction
Nominated Makeup
Winner Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Winner Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Winner Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Winner Best Picture
Winner Costume Design
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Winner Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated Score
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Sound
Winner Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)