Friday, November 26, 2010


Starring Sir Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills , Martin Sheen , Rohini Hattangady , Ian Charleson , Athol Fugard , Saeed Jaffrey , Geraldine James , Alyque Padamsee , Amrish Puri , Roshan Seth , Ian Bannen , Michael Bryant , John Clements , Richard Griffiths , and Nigel Hawthorne

Directed by Richard Attenborough

Release Date: December 6th, 1982

A fantastic epic that details the political exploits of Mahatma Gandhi and his crusade to free India from British tyranny. Kingsley gives a fantastic performance as Gandhi, evoking the spirit and humble appearance of India's most famous nonviolent revolutionist. Director Richard Attenborough really captures the scope and look that was early 20th century India, illustrating the vast differences between the elite British and the slums in which the Indians were forced into. My only real criticism with the movie is its' failure at keeping a concise record of when events shown on film occur between gandhi's early life as a South African lawyer in 1893 and his death in 1948. Twice during the film the captions read to the extent "some time later", which doens't fully answer what year this is taking place in Gandhi's life and muddies up the chronology of the film's events. Still, this is a great drama and very much worth seeing.

Rating: * * * * 1/2 of 5

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