Gandhi is a 1982 biographical film about Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, who led the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century. The film was directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Ben Kingsley as Gandhi; both won Academy Awards for their work on the film. The film was also given the Academy Award for Best Picture and won eight Academy Awards in total.
The film opens with a statement from the filmmakers explaining their approach to the problem of filming Gandhi’s complex life story:
“No man’s life can be encompassed in one telling… least of all Gandhi’s, whose passage through life was so entwined with his nation’s struggle for freedom. There is no way to give each event its allotted weight, to recount the deeds and sacrifices of all the great men and women to whom he and India owe such immense debts. What can be done is to be faithful in spirit to the record of his journey, and to try to find one’s way to the heart of the man…”
Rated PG. (Source – Wikipedia)