History Film / Gandhi

19th Jul '17 3:23:56 AM CaptEquinox
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Well, not comically at all. It's a masterpiece of cognitive dissidence, though, to see the Hindi militants hitting the opposition over the head with signs reading "Long Live Gandhi".
14th Jul '17 7:24:22 PM Angeldeb82
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The story starts in 1948, with Gandhi being assassinated by a Hindu radical for favoring concessions to Pakistan. We then see a flashback to Gandhi as a 24-year-old lawyer in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica in 1893. After he is thrown out of a first-class train compartment for having brown skin, Gandhi becomes an activist, agitating for the civil rights of Indians in South Africa. After 20 years in South Africa in which he wins major concessions for the Indians living there, Gandhi returns to India to find himself a hero. He joins the Congress Party campaign for Indian home rule, and eventually becomes its leader, spending thirty years battling the British before finally winning Indian independence. Shortly thereafter, [[BookEnds he is assassinated by a Hindu radical for favoring concessions to Pakistan]].

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The story starts in 1948, with Gandhi being assassinated by a Hindu radical for favoring concessions to Pakistan. We then see a flashback to Gandhi as a 24-year-old lawyer in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica in 1893. After he is thrown out of a first-class train compartment for having brown skin, Gandhi becomes an activist, agitating for the civil rights of Indians in South Africa. After 20 years in South Africa in which he wins major concessions for the Indians living there, Gandhi returns to India to find himself a hero. He joins the Congress Party campaign for Indian home rule, and eventually becomes its leader, spending thirty years battling the British before finally winning Indian independence. Shortly thereafter, [[BookEnds [[{{Bookends}} he is assassinated by a Hindu radical for favoring concessions to Pakistan]].



* BookEnds: Gandhi's murder is shown at the beginning and end of the film.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: Gandhi's murder is shown at the beginning and end of the film.



* MeanBrit: Gandhi has to face a lot of them, including probably the meanest of them all in India then: Reginald Dyer.

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* MeanBrit: TheMeanBrit: Gandhi has to face a lot of them, including probably the meanest of them all in India then: Reginald Dyer.
28th Jun '17 11:02:43 PM CaptEquinox
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* GrinOfAudacity: Gandhi is good at this, although it's a cute little smile rather than a grin. ([[http://theinspirationthatisgandhi.weebly.com/uploads/1/6/8/0/16807508/573617856_orig.jpg?207 Truth In Television]] and Creator/BenKingsley does it perfectly.) He gives it to menacing British authorities when he knows he's right. It's ''extremely'' disarming, especially in response to "You're under arrest!"
17th May '17 9:55:57 PM PaulA
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A 1982 EpicMovie directed by Richard Attenborough, ''Gandhi'' is the bio-pic of Mohandas K. Gandhi, aka UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi. The titular role was played by Creator/BenKingsley in his StarMakingRole. Its story concerns Gandhi as he leads the non-violent fight for India’s independence from the British Empire. Along the way, he earns the respect of much of the world and enemies of all forms.

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A 1982 EpicMovie directed by Richard Attenborough, Creator/RichardAttenborough, ''Gandhi'' is the bio-pic of Mohandas K. Gandhi, aka UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi. The titular role was played by Creator/BenKingsley in his StarMakingRole. Its story concerns Gandhi as he leads the non-violent fight for India’s independence from the British Empire. Along the way, he earns the respect of much of the world and enemies of all forms.
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1st Dec '16 8:30:06 PM bowserbros
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The story starts with Gandhi as a 24-year-old lawyer in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica in 1893. After he is thrown out of a first-class train compartment for having brown skin, Gandhi becomes an activist, agitating for the civil rights of Indians in South Africa. After 20 years in South Africa in which he wins major concessions for the Indians living there, Gandhi returns to India to find himself a hero. He joins the Congress Party campaign for Indian home rule, and eventually becomes its leader, spending thirty years battling the British before finally winning Indian independence. Shortly thereafter, he is assassinated by a Hindu radical for favoring concessions to Pakistan.

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The story starts in 1948, with Gandhi being assassinated by a Hindu radical for favoring concessions to Pakistan. We then see a flashback to Gandhi as a 24-year-old lawyer in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica in 1893. After he is thrown out of a first-class train compartment for having brown skin, Gandhi becomes an activist, agitating for the civil rights of Indians in South Africa. After 20 years in South Africa in which he wins major concessions for the Indians living there, Gandhi returns to India to find himself a hero. He joins the Congress Party campaign for Indian home rule, and eventually becomes its leader, spending thirty years battling the British before finally winning Indian independence. Shortly thereafter, [[BookEnds he is assassinated by a Hindu radical for favoring concessions to Pakistan.
Pakistan]].



* BookEnds: Gandhi's murder is shown at the beginning and again at the end.

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* BookEnds: Gandhi's murder is shown at the beginning and again at end of the end.film.
29th Oct '16 4:17:36 PM GothicProphet
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-->--'''Mohandas K. Gandhi.'''

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-->--'''Mohandas K. Gandhi.'''
Gandhi'''



* WorthyOpponent: Jan Smuts and British officials regard Gandhi this way.

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* WorthyOpponent: Jan Smuts and British officials regard Gandhi this way.way.
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30th Jul '16 8:30:35 PM lorgskyegon
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Creator/MartinSheen plays an American journalist who reports on Gandhi in both South Africa and India. Creator/CandiceBergen is featured prominently towards the end of the film (she is at the scene when Gandhi is murdered) as photo-journalist Margaret Bourke White. A very young Creator/DanielDayLewis is onscreen for about three minutes early in the film as an Afrikaner thug who harasses Gandhi on the street.

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Creator/MartinSheen plays an American journalist who reports on Gandhi in both South Africa and India. Creator/CandiceBergen is featured prominently towards the end of the film (she is at the scene when Gandhi is murdered) as photo-journalist Margaret Bourke White. A very young Creator/DanielDayLewis is onscreen for about three minutes early in the film as an Afrikaner thug who harasses Gandhi on the street.
street. [[Series/{{Cheers}} And as everyone knows, the true star of the film was Margaret Bourke White's dubbed cab driver John Ratzenberger.]]
16th Jun '16 7:00:16 PM Fireblood
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Creator/MartinSheen plays an American journalist who reports on Gandhi in both South Africa and India. Creator/CandiceBergen is featured prominently towards the end of the film (she is at the scene when Gandhi is murdered) as photo-journalist Margaret Bourke White. A very young Creator/DanielDayLewis is onscreen for about three minutes early in the film as a Afrikaner thug who harasses Gandhi on the street.

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Creator/MartinSheen plays an American journalist who reports on Gandhi in both South Africa and India. Creator/CandiceBergen is featured prominently towards the end of the film (she is at the scene when Gandhi is murdered) as photo-journalist Margaret Bourke White. A very young Creator/DanielDayLewis is onscreen for about three minutes early in the film as a an Afrikaner thug who harasses Gandhi on the street.



* BadassPacifist: The protagonist. (Although his belief that non-violence would work against UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler was ill-considered.)

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* BadassPacifist: The protagonist. (Although protagonist (although his belief that non-violence would work against UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler was ill-considered.)ill-considered).



* EccentricMentor: Gandhi, especially when dealing with Smuts the British official and directly after he comes home from South Africa and has to deal with the wealthy congressmen of India - he comes off as a excessively polite and eccentrically wistful, until he starts doing things and moving whole countries right under their noses.

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* EccentricMentor: Gandhi, especially when dealing with Smuts the British official and directly after he comes home from South Africa and has to deal with the wealthy congressmen of India - he comes off as a excessively polite and eccentrically wistful, until he starts doing things and moving whole countries right under their noses.



* GeneralRipper: General Reginald Dyer, but Gandhi makes it clear that the only difference between in him and the mainstream British colonial treatment of India is in the degree of blatant violence used.

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* GeneralRipper: General Reginald Dyer, but Gandhi makes it clear that the only difference between in him and the mainstream British colonial treatment of India is in the degree of blatant violence used.



* MeanBrit: Gandhi has to face a lot of them, including probably the meanest of them all: Reginald Dyer.

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* MeanBrit: Gandhi has to face a lot of them, including probably the meanest of them all: all in India then: Reginald Dyer.



* NiceToTheWaiter: Insists on relieving a servant of the tea set during a meeting with other independence leaders.

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* NiceToTheWaiter: Insists He insists on relieving a servant of the tea set during a meeting with other independence leaders.
20th Nov '15 6:31:34 AM redandready45
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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: The various factions in India argue about how to proceed against the British. Hindus and Muslims descend into open war against each other after the British announce that they are getting out. Gandhi goes to great lengths to preserve a united India, offering the Muslims not only the prime minister position but every ministry in the cabinet, but the Hindus won't stand for that. So the subcontinent is divided between India and Pakistan.

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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: The various factions in India argue about how to proceed against the British. Hindus and Muslims descend into open war against each other after the British announce that they are getting out. Gandhi goes to great lengths to preserve a united India, offering the Muslims not only the prime minister position but every ministry in the cabinet, but the Hindus won't stand for that. So the subcontinent is divided between India and Pakistan.Pakistan.
* WorthyOpponent: Jan Smuts and British officials regard Gandhi this way.
12th Jun '15 3:11:23 PM redandready45
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* Salt to many Indians. Hence the Salt Marches.

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* SeriousBusiness: Salt to many Indians. Hence the Salt Marches.
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