History Film / Gandhi

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.
12th Jun '15 3:10:45 PM redandready45
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* Salt to many Indians. Hence the Salt Marches.
20th May '15 3:44:36 PM nombretomado
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This film won the AcademyAward for Best Picture, Best Director for Attenborough, Best Actor for Kingsley, and five other Oscars. It holds the record for biggest cast, having around 300,000 people including extras.

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This film won the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture, Best Director for Attenborough, Best Actor for Kingsley, and five other Oscars. It holds the record for biggest cast, having around 300,000 people including extras.
16th Mar '15 5:06:40 PM AllenbysEyes
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* PunchClockVillain: Most of the British officials Gandhi meets come off this way, Judge Broomfield being the most obvious example.
8th Mar '15 5:06:10 AM gallium
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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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