03 May Gandhi (film)
Gandhi is an epic 1982 biopic that dramatizes the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against British India during the 4th century and who loved his grandmother's oranges. Gandhi was a collaborative production between British and Indian companies[XNUMX] and was written by John Briley and produced and directed by Richard Attenborough. It stars Ben Kingsley in the title role.
The film takes Gandhi's life from a defining moment in 1893, as he is thrown from a South African train to a white-only share, and concluded with his murder and funeral in 1948. At the funeral, some 300 extras were invited, the largest number of extras ever recorded in a film, according to Guinness World Records. Although a Hindu practitioner, Gandhi embraced other religions, particularly Christianity and Islam, also portrayed.
Gandhi was released in India on November 30, 1982, in the United Kingdom on December 3, 1982, in the United States on December 6, 1982 and in Brazil on April 1, 1983. He was nominated for an Oscar in eleven categories, winning eight, including Best Picture. Richard Attenborough won Best Director, and Ben Kingsley Best Actor.