In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive resistance', endeavouring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.
India, United Kingdom
Ben Kingsley (Mahatma Gandhi), Candice Bergen (Margaret Bourke-White), Edward Fox (General Dyer), John Gielgud (Lord Irwin), Trevor Howard (Judge Broomfield), John Mills (Lord Chelmsford), Martin Sheen (Vince Walker) more..., Ian Charleson (Reverend Charlie Andrews), Athol Fugard (General Jan Christiaan Smuts), Günther Maria Halmer (Dr. Herman Kallenbach), Saeed Jaffrey (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel), Geraldine James (Mirabehn), Alyque Padamsee (Mohammad Ali Jinnah), Amrish Puri (Khan), Roshan Seth (Pandit Nehru), Rohini Hattangadi (Kasturba Gandhi), Ian Bannen (Senior Police Officer), Michael Bryant (Principal Secretary), John Clements (Advocate General), Richard Griffiths (Collins), Nigel Hawthorne (Kinnoch), Bernard Hepton (G.O.C.), Michael Hordern (Sir George Hodge), Shreeram Lagoo (Gopal Krishna Gokhale), Om Puri (Nahari), Virendra Razdan (Maulana Azad), Richard Vernon (Sir Edward Gait), Harsh Nayyar (Nathuran Godse), Prabhakar Patankar (Prakash), Vijay Kashyap (Apte), Nigam Prakash (Karkare), Supriya Pathak (Manu), Neena Gupta (Abha), Shane Rimmer (Commentator), Peter Harlowe (Lord Mountbatten), Anang Desai (J.B. Kripalani), Winston Ntshona (Porter), Peter Cartwright (European Passenger), Marius Weyers (Conductor), Richard Mayes (Baker) and others.
Susie Figgis (Casting Director), George Fenton (Additional Music), George Fenton (Orchestrator), George Fenton (Conductor), Robert W. Laing (Production Design), Robert W. Laing (Supervising Art Director), Richard Attenborough (Producer) more..., John Mollo (Costume Design), Stuart Craig (Production Design), John Bloom (Editor), Shernaz Italia (Wardrobe Assistant), Michael Seirton (Set Decoration), Cliff Robinson (Assistant Art Director), Jonathan Bates (Sound Editor), Tom Smith (Makeup Supervisor), Jill Quertier (Set Dresser), John Briley (Writer), Ronnie Taylor (Director of Photography), Billy Williams (Director of Photography), Michael Stanley-Evans (Executive Producer), Norman Dorme (Art Direction), Roger Cain (Draughtsman), Ravi Shankar (Original Music Composer), Vera Mitchell (Hairstylist), Vera Mitchell (Assistant Hairdresser), Gerry Humphreys (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Simon Kaye (Sound Recordist), Nic Ede (Wardrobe Master), Neil Farrell (Assistant Editor), Archie Ludski (Dialogue Editor), Terence A. Clegg (Producer), Terence A. Clegg (Executive In Charge Of Production), Alan Pattillo (Associate Editor), Roy Button (Assistant Director), Gary Shaw (Visual Effects), John Webber (Assistant Makeup Artist), Bhanu Athaiya (Costume Design), Govind Nihalani (Second Unit Director of Photography), Govind Nihalani (Second Unit Director), Shailendra Goel (Extras Casting) and others.
Goldcrest, Indo-British, International Film Investors, National Film Development Corporation of India
The funeral procession of Gandhi.
People gather to protest against the English rulers.
The assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.