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The Film Gandhi

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195672039
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081417 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0027
The Film Gandhi

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This chapter discusses Richard Attenborough’s film titled Gandhi. The film won eight Oscar awards. However, critics have suggested that the awards were tribute as much to the technical excellence of the film, as to its great theme, and that Mahatma Gandhi’s charisma influenced the judges no less than the achievement of Attenborough and his team. This chapter expresses hope that the curiosity the film has kindled will not prove to be a passing phenomenon, and that it would provoke a serious interest in the life, thought, and methods of the only humane revolutionary of our age.

Keywords: Gandhi; Richard Attenborough; Oscar awards; Mahatma Gandhi; humane revolutionary

Chapter.  1348 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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