based on the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who led the nonviolent resistance
movement against British colonial rule
during the first half of the 20th century. The film was directed by Richard Attenborough
and stars Ben Kingsley
as Gandhi. They both won Academy Awards for their work on the film. The film was also given the Academy Award for Best Picture
and won eight Academy Awards.
It was an international co-production
between production companies
and the UK
I was called to the bar in London. I am, therefore, an attorney. And since I am in your eyes coloured, I think we can deduce that there is at least one coloured attorney in South Africa.
Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always.
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me, then they will have my dead body. NOT MY OBEDIENCE!
We think it is time that you recognized that you are masters in someone else's home. Despite the best intentions of the best of you, you must, in the nature of things, humiliate us to control us. General Dyer is but an extreme example of the principle... it is time you left.
I am a Muslim and a Hindu and a Christian and a Jew and so are all of you.
The function of a civil resistance is to provoke response and we will continue to provoke until they respond or change the law. They are not in control; we are.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Lord Irwin, Viceroy: Mr. Gandhi will find that it takes a great deal more than a pinch of salt to bring down the British Empire.