Gandhi

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Original title Gandhi
Category History, Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 1982
Production Country
Directors Richard Attenborough
Cast Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, John Gielgud, Edward Fox, Trevor Howard, Rohini Hattangadi, John Mills, Martin Sheen, Ian Charleson, Roshan Seth, Om Puri, Saeed Jaffrey, Alyque Padamsee, Amrish Puri, Geraldine James
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Synopsis

In 1893, Gandhi is thrown off a South African train for being an Indian and traveling in a first class compartment. Gandhi realises that the laws are biased against Indians and decides to start a non-violent protest campaign for the rights of all Indians in South Africa. After numerous arrests and the unwanted attention of the world, the government finally relents by recognizing rights for Indians, though not for the native blacks of South Africa. After this victory, Gandhi is invited back to India, where he is now considered something of a national hero. He is urged to take up the fight for India's independence from the British Empire. Gandhi agrees, and mounts a non-violent non-cooperation campaign of unprecedented scale, coordinating millions of Indians nationwide. There are some setbacks, such as violence against the protesters and Gandhi's occasional imprisonment. Nevertheless…