In pics: All you wanted to know about Sir Richard Attenborough's 'Gandhi'
August 25, 2014, 4:10 pm
Richard Attenborough, who spent two decades trying to persuade sceptical movie moguls to back a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, passed on Sunday. Here's what you wanted to know about the film.
Gandhi is an epic biographical film which was released in 1982.
Gandhi was released in the UK on 3 December, India on 30 November 1982 and United States on 6 December.
The film was based on the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. It spoke about his struggles and experiences.
Written by John Briley, produced and directed by Richard Attenborough, 'Gandhi' starred Ben Kingsley in the titular role.
The film talked about Gandhi's life from a key moment in 1893, as he had to move out of a South African train for being in a compartment which only had whites, and concluded his killing and funeral in 1948.
The film showed how Gandhi, the leader of non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement of India against the Britisher's rule during the 20th century.
Nominated for Academy Awards in eleven categories, the film won eight, including Best Picture.
Richard Attenborough won for Best Director, and Ben Kingsley for Best Actor.