Gandhi, which starred
Ben Kingsley, was an epic biographical film released in 1982. This movie,
which won multiple Oscars, was about the life of
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who was the leader of a
non-violent movement in India (circa 1940's).
Ghandhi was played by Ben Kinglsey. The movie
received mostly positive reviews, and was a money maker
at the box office.
Gandhi introduced the idea of peaceful resistance to the
people of India, ultimately resulting in the country's
independence. The movie begins on the last day of
Ghandi's life, when he was assassinated. After the
funeral, the movie takes the viewer back to the Ghandi
of the late 19th century, where we find him, in this mid
20's, protesting the treatment of Indians in South
protests in South Africa make Ghandi a bit of a
celebrity, and he becomes the unspoken leader of the
movement to free India from the clutches of Great
Britain. Although India does gain independence, it
eventually splits into two countries (Pakistan the
other) due to religious differences. Ghandi then
spends the rest of his life trying to ease the tension
between the two nations.