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  Gandhi (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gandhi (1982) is an Anglo-Indian film, directed by Richard Attenborough, about the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (also known as Mahatma Gandhi, Great Soul), leader of the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century.
The film begins with his assassination and funeral on January 30, 1948 after a morning prayer an elder Gandhi is helped out for his morning walk to meet greeters and admirers all over the world.
Gandhi attempts to head off the new violence by using the only weapon he is ever willing to use, his body, in the form of a hunger strike, until all the violence in India stops.
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 Film/Classic: Gandhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gandhi's great achievement was that he successfully implemented his theories on a grand scale making him not a small-, but a very large-scale hero.
The film opens with beautiful scenes of the Indian countryside and the funeral scene of Gandhi is shown with hundreds of thousands Indians, estimated in one report at 300,000, and was shot on an anniversary of his assassination by a Hindu who felt Gandhi was giving away too much to the Muslims.
The legacy of Gandhi, on the other hand, remains one of the most powerful forces for peace in the world, and this film is a superb tribute to it.
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 Mahatma Gandhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gandhi's first major achievements came in 1918 with the Champaran agitation and Kheda Satyagraha, although in the latter he was involved at par with Sardar Vallabhai Patel, who acted as his right-hand and leader of the rebels.
Gandhi maintained this was because of the sin committed by upper caste Hindus by not letting untouchables in their temples (Gandhi was committed to the cause of improving the fate of untouchables, referring to them as Harijans, people of Krishna).
Gandhi is referred to in an episode of the sitcom Seinfeld, "The Old Man", as having an affair with one of the minor characters.
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 Gandhi (1982)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mahatma Gandhi was not the commander of armies, nor the ruler of vast lands.
This quote is from the funeral scene in the 1982 film "Gandhi".
This film was made before CGI (computer generated images), so the funeral scene is probably the last live action crowd of that magnitude that will ever be filmed.
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 Mahatma Gandhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gandhi's closest colleagues had accepted partition as the best way out, and Sardar Patel endeavoured to convince Gandhi that it was the only way to avoid civil war.
Gandhi has come under fire in particular for statements to the effect that the Jews would win God's love if they willingly went to their deaths as martyrs.
Gandhi never received the Nobel Peace Prize, though he was nominated for it five times between 1937 and 1948.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi   (8757 words)

 Gandhi (1982)
The obvious scenes of Gandhi's funeral and the Amritsar massacre are, of course, covered but it is the moments elsewhere that remain in the memory.
Uncinematic asides such as Gandhi's notorious fasts or his first brush with injustice are where Gandhi excels; these are the incidents which make the man. As it happens it is in the first half of the film that the character building occurs, with Gandhi discovering that he cannot stand idly by while others suffer.
Gandhi demands to be shown upon the big screen, yet even this feels too restricted to contain the film's scope.
www.film.u-net.com /Movies/Reviews/Gandhi.html   (1015 words)

 DVD REVIEW GHANDI GANDHI (R1 vs LD Laserdisc Pioneer Special Edition PSE)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A non-fictional issue at the center, the subject of the extraordinary leader of the non-violent cause of fighting for India's independence was bound to raise not only feelings of admiration and it was clear that some in goverment positions would not rush to aid the team in their attempt to portray the legends life.
The film Gandhi (no, it's not spelled Ghandi) is in its unpretentious way of portraying the man and the leader "Mahatma" Gandhi not merely a good piece of motion picture.
Gandhi was before this DVD issue released on Laserdisc in Widescreen by Pioneer.
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 Gandhi Project
Using cinema as a tool, the world renowned film Gandhi has been dubbed into Arabic by Palestinian filmmaker, Hanna Elias (www.TheOliveHarvest.com), and a group of Palestinian voice actors and artists, allowing its message to be heard in the region for the first time.
Gandhi, dubbed in Arabic, will be screened throughout Palestinian communities, including refugee camps, for the purpose of launching a forum of discussion with grassroots communities about Gandhi’s philosophy of peaceful resistance.
Rather, the Gandhi Project is an innovative initiative that is alive and dynamic, allowing for self-definition, empowerment and expression of Palestinian identity along the parameters of local language, culture and art.
www.gandhiproject.org /project/project.html   (621 words)

 98.03.05: Mohandas Gandhi: The Art of Nonviolence
Gandhi’s inclusion of India’s lowest caste into his community caused Gandhi criticism throughout his life, but he was committed on principle to their full acceptance and he ultimately named them Harijans (Children of God).
Gandhi believed that all people were brothers and sisters, and that his nonviolent means of resistance to the British would eventually persuade the oppressors to see for themselves the dishonesty and injustice of the colonial system.
Gandhi believed to the extent that the spinner was able to turn away from self-centered thoughts and became more others-centered he or she would reach a higher sense of purpose and become more aware of God and His purposes.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1998/3/98.03.05.x.html   (10035 words)

 Mundhra pursues Bellucci for Sonia Gandhi film
Mundhra, who is in Cannes for the market screenings of two of his films - the Aishwarya Rai starrer "Provoked" and the Kerala-set international thriller "Backwaters", has already got in touch with Bellucci, a juror this year for the main Cannes Competition.
Gandhi's children Rahul and Priyanka, he reveals, have expressed a desire to watch "Provoked", a film based on the experiences of a Britain-based Punjabi woman compelled to kill her abusive husband.
The Gandhi siblings have also seen Mundhra's "Bawander", inspired by the infamous Bhanwari Devi rape case.
news.webindia123.com /news/Articles/Entertainment/20060522/340706.html   (650 words)

 Theology Today - Vol 40, No. 2 - July 1983 - ARTICLE - Gandhi: The Person And The Film
Gandhi as a child was timid, hated athletics, was afraid of ghosts, thieves, serpents, and of the dark.
Gandhi's vigil at Kasturbai's death bed is one of the most poignant scenes in the film.
And according to Gandhi the battle of Kurukshatra must be fought and won within the confines of the human heart, where the enemy resides in the form of uncurbed passions and untamed desires and above all in the form of indifference and hopelessness.
theologytoday.ptsem.edu /jul1983/v40-2-article5.htm   (2612 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Gandhi [1982]: Video: Richard Attenborough,Ben Kingsley,Candice Bergen,Edward Fox,John Gielgud,Trevor ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The film itself is brilliantly shot and technically flawless, even where the minor creative hand of the director is obvious (the judge Trevor Howard standing in deference to the prisoner, for instance).
Gandhi was the original politician - complete with a set of unquestionable ideals in truth, violence, women's rights and secularism, a superb delivery, a populist touch and a deep understanding of (and to a large extent, as seen in his many fasts-unto-death, exploitation of) his emotional power over the hoi polloi.
Mohandas Gandhi, Esq., recently arrived in South Africa, and unaware that as an Indian, he was required to travel third class and not entitled to such a ticket.
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 Amazon.com: Gandhi: Video: Richard Attenborough,Ben Kingsley,Candice Bergen,Edward Fox,John Gielgud,Trevor Howard,John ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Seeing Gandhi immersed in the incredible multidimensional diversities that were (and are) India helps the viewer as we begin to understand just how incredible his efforts were to unite the country with his strange yet irresistible moral authority, an authority that all of the various factions recognized and respected as the authentic thing.
Gandhi's approach to using reason and morality to approach issues and perspectives, and these methods become the real star of the film as it builds slowly over the scope of this very literate and intelligent script.
Gandhi chose to be a better man than he was and through his will power, guided but not blinded by his convictions, he embarked on a life that led him to challenge accepted notions on many aspects of our lives.
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 'Cong made mountain of Sonia film' : Congress, Sonia Gandhi, film, Jagmohan Mundhra : IBNLive.com : CNN-IBN
FILMING CONCERNS: Mundhra says he was surprised by the legal notice that the Congress sent him.
The producers of the film, who have the option, have taken the rights to the book on Sonia's life - which is an unauthorised biography by Rasheed Kidwai.
If I actually went to her and asked her directly about making a film on her life and she said, "Yes", she would be open to criticism by the Opposition - she's condoning or maybe getting a propaganda film made on her life for whatever political reasons.
www.ibnlive.com /news/cong-made-a-mountain-of-sonia-film/20234-8.html   (680 words)

 Gandhi (film) - Wikiquote
Gandhi is a 1982 film about the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest.
Mahatma Gandhi was not a commander of great armies nor ruler of vast lands.
Gandhi, without British administration, this country would be reduced to chaos.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Gandhi_(film)   (593 words)

 Gandhi - DVD - Title G Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Gandhi : epic film about a man whose life was symbol of peace.
Directed by Richard Attenborough, Gandhi is an epic film that traces last 56 years of Indian political leader and symbol of peace Mohandas K Gandhi, later known as Mahatma.
Attenborough made this epic film with skill because there are scenes in the film which are simply awesome.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /dvd-title-g/gandhi   (210 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Gandhi film plays to Palestinians
The award-winning 1982 film Gandhi is being released across the West Bank and Gaza to try to persuade Palestinians to embrace non-violent resistance.
The epic film about non-violent resistance to British rulers in India will be shown in free screenings in the Palestinian territories, including refugee camps that are strongholds for militants and armed groups.
The film will also be shown to Palestinians in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan and be distributed on DVD to youth groups.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/4419343.stm   (325 words)

 Amazon.ca: Gandhi (Widescreen): DVD: Ben Kingsley,Candice Bergen,Richard Attenborough,Edward Fox,John Gielgud,Trevor ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kingsley is magnificent as Gandhi as he changes over the course of the three-hour film from an insignificant lawyer to an international leader and symbol.
Gandhi is a worshipful tribute to one of the 20th century's greatest leaders with Ben Kingsley giving a superb performance in the title role.
Gandhi had his faults like any human, some of his ideas may not apply in the present day world.
www.amazon.ca /Gandhi-Widescreen-Kingsley/dp/B00003CXA4   (1933 words)

 Ashutosh Gowariker keen to make film on Gandhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Gandhi was a non-resident Indian (NRI) before he came to India.
Although there are no concrete plans yet, he said he would love to make a film on Gandhi.
Although the film, starring superstar Shah Rukh Khan, did not exactly set the box office on fire, the young director is clearly basking in its creative afterglow.
www.nowrunning.com /news/news.asp?id=2267   (412 words)

 A film on Rajiv Gandhi's assassins
Ramesh also says that the 150-minute film narrates the incidents that took place from the day the Tigers landed in Bangalore till they committed suicide.
Ramesh is being assisted by his classmate Rathnavelu, a leading cameraman in the Tamil and Telugu film industry.
Ramesh has selected Ravi Kale, who was introduced to films by Ram Gopal Varma, to play the role of Sivarasan.
rediff.com /movies/2006/jun/22look.htm   (477 words)

 Gandhi (1982)
Director Richard Attenborough’s epic biography charting the life of Mahatma Gandhi from a simple lawyer to a worldwide symbol of peace and understanding, the film won an incredible eight Academy Awards.
The film takes us from his London studies to becoming a young lawyer in South Africa, as an Indian he becomes subject to apartheid laws which leads him into direct confrontation with the apartheid regime of South Africa.
Later in his native India, Gandhi’s methods of civil disobedience and passive resistance are used to form a peaceful movement to liberate his country from British rule; "You have been guests' in our home for long enough.
www.britmovie.co.uk /genres/drama/filmography/061.html   (247 words)

 Lesson Plans: The Film Gandhi — A Lesson in Myth-making
Choose several scenes from the film Gandhi that show both accurate and inaccurate historical facts or use the three clips above.
Step 5: Have the students take notes/fill out the film guideline while showing the students the Gandhi film clips.
Extension: Students read portions of Gandhi’s essays/books and compare his thoughts to the portrayal of him in the film.
utopia.utexas.edu /lesson_plans/2005/puckett_gandhi.php   (699 words)

 Gandhi Film Review - Time Out Film
By virtue of its subject matter, and of the prodigious effort that has gone into its production, Gandhi has to be considered one of the major British films of the year.
Its subject is an Indian spiritual leader almost unknown to today's Western youth, who not only preached a more sophisticated and forceful version of the pacifist ethic than ever flowered in the '60s, but succeeded in using it to help liberate his country and change its political history.
Of course the film raises more questions than it comes near to answering, but its faults rather pale beside the epic nature of its theme, and Kingsley's performance in the central role is outstanding.
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 Fulbright to India
As the film proceeds, stop it at appropriate intervals and discuss the questions with students.
This focuses their attention on the film, whose cumulative impact is quite profound.
On his march to the sea, Gandhi says that he, not the British, are in control.
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 British company to make film on Sonia Gandhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
London, Dec 28 (IANS): A Britain-based film company is making a film on Congress president Sonia Gandhi based on her biography written by journalist Rasheed Kidwai.
Sources close to the production unit said the two-hour film would be directed by noted director Jagmohan Mundra.
Kidwai declined to confirm or deny his association with the project to IANS but said if Penguin had given book rights to a film production house, he would expect the filmmakers not to tinker with the basic spirit of the text.
www.nowrunning.com /news/news.asp?id=2202   (267 words)

 Gandhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Historical Documentary Film on Mahatma Gandhi Multi-media CD ROMs - Click Here.
Gandhi was nominated several times, but was never awarded the Nobel Prize.
Every month articles will be published on Relevance of Gandhi Philosophy today on various issues by well known authors.
www.mkgandhi.org /index.htm   (108 words)

Film history,, Historical journal of film, radio, and television
Was Gandhi a saint, a politician, neither, both, etc. ?
Gandhi the individual - Gandhi's context - Gandhi's comparisons - Gandhi's legacy
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 iofilm - inside out film
One of the films screened at the recent Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Vancouver's Film and Television Trade Forum promises schmoozing and industry insights.
It's a race between Tsotsi and Serenity for Edinburgh Film Festival audience award.
www.iofilm.co.uk /fm/g/gandhi_1982.shtml   (146 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Gandhi: DVD: Richard Attenborough,Ben Kingsley,Candice Bergen,Edward Fox,John Gielgud,Trevor Howard,John ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Amazon.co.uk: Gandhi: DVD: Richard Attenborough,Ben Kingsley,Candice Bergen,Edward Fox,John Gielgud,Trevor Howard,John Mills,Martin Sheen,Ian Charleson,Athol Fugard,Günther Maria Halmer,Saeed Jaffrey,Geraldine James,Alyque Padamsee,Amrish Puri,Roshan Seth,Rohini Hattangadi,Ian Bannen,Michael Bryant,John Clements,Richard Griffiths
Region: Region 2 (This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
For more information about "Gandhi" visit the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
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