Closed Captions
Director: Richard Attenborough | Countries of production: India, United Kingdom, United States | Year: 1982 | Length: 191 min
Language: English | Certificate: PG Cert

The film traces Gandhi’s (memorably portrayed by Ben Kingsley) transformation from an inarticulate young Indian lawyer into one of the world’s great spokesmen for peace and moral courage who became the beloved spiritual and political leader of India’s tumultuous subcontinent.

It shows grand, history changing events while telling the story of a man whose name is synonymous w.ith non-violent protest, and who led his country to freedom.

“In playing Gandhi, an actor must be less concerned with physical verisimilitude than with spiritual presence, and here Kingsley is nothing short of astonishing.”
TIME Magazine

“This is the sort of rare epic film that spans the decades, that uses the proverbial cast of thousands, and yet follows a human thread from beginning to end”
Roger Ebert

Academy Awards, USA 1983, Winner, Best Picture
BAFTA Awards 1983, Winner, Best Film