- The depiction of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
- Gandhi seeing the blood stains that were left behind.
- During his hunger strike to end Hindu-Muslim violence and religious riots.
*A man strides into Gandhi's dwelling and throws bread at his feet*
Man: Eat...EAT! I am going to hell, but I will not have your death on my soul!
Gandhi: Only God decides who goes to hell.
Man: I killed a child! A Muslim infant! I picked it up and smashed its head against a wall!
Man: Because they killed my son! The Muslims killed my only son! *indicates the boy's height by holding a hand around his waist, starts crying* He was just a little boy, about so tall...
Gandhi: I know a way out of hell. Go out into the streets and find a little boy...
*Gandhi holds his hand around the height of the man's waist.*
Gandhi: ...about so tall, whose mother and father have been killed. Take him home and raise him as your own. Only, be sure that he is a Muslim, and be sure that you raise him as such.
- The death of Ba, Gandhi's wife. The look of absolute sadness and despair on Ben Kingsley's face is heartbreaking.