From Hitler, or anyone. Attenborough came to the film well prepared. Was Jinnah right to say that partition was inevitable because "the world is not made of Mahatma Gandhis"? A British official asks him how a wounded child that had been shot would be able to approach him for help.
He became him. What are the limits of nonviolence and civil disobedience? Gandhi moved there from India inwhen he was twenty-three.
The late director Richard Attenborough said of his tribulations in raising the funds for the film: "It took me 20 years to get the money to get that movie made. In Amritsar, a city in Northern India, a group of Indian citizens gather in the Jallianwala Bagh garden to protest an unfair town curfew.
People also opposed to some parts of the movie made on it. Ben Kingsley's performance as Gandhi, ageing 50 years in three hours, from dapper, status-conscious lawyer to emaciated ascetic in a loin-cloth, is certainly as fine as anything Muni ever did, and likely to take its place among the cinema's great historic portraits.
Known by many as simply "Bapu" Hindi for "father"he is seen as more a symbol or an ideal than an actual human being with faults.