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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The fact that John Ratzenberger, one of the most distinctive voice actors of all time, gets a Same Language Dub. The fact that the voice used is so goofy it takes a modern audience completely out of the movie.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Gandhi and his fellows were initially crusading simply for better treatment by the British Raj. However, after General Reginald Dyer orchestrates a massacre of peaceful protestors, Gandhi declares now their only goal is full independence from the British Empire.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Men, woman and children slaughtered in the hundreds, maybe even more than a thousand, on the orders of a heartless butcher who thought he would "teach them a lesson"note . The whole sequence is as horrifying as it was historically, from Dyer making his troops fire on every Indian in sight, even on those trying to escape, to a few people jumping into the well in despair, then dozens more throwing themselves into the 'Martyr's well' until it looks like a literal flood of bodies.
    • The Dharasana Salt Works protest is as chilling as it is awesome. Stone-faced men line up shoulder-to-shoulder and march towards the cordon of British soldiers who savagely club them to the ground, without raising a hand to strike back... then once they fall, the next group line up to follow them. Again and again and again.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Several renowned film and stage actors among the All-Star Cast qualify, some stand-outs include:
    • John Gielgud as 1st Baron Irwin
    • Trevor Howard as Judge Broomfield
    • Edward Fox as General Dyer
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • A young Daniel Day-Lewis has one short scene as an Afrikaaner thug who intimidates a young Gandhi.
    • Bernard Hill appears as a British soldier stationed in India.
    • Amrish Puri appears early in the film as Mr. Khan, the Muslim businessman who hires Gandhi in South Africa.
    • John Ratzenberger as an American soldier driving Margaret Bourke-White. Why his voice gets a Same Language Dub is anyone guess.


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