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In 1893, Gandhi is thrown off a South African train for being an Indian and traveling in a first class compartment. Gandhi realizes that the laws are biased against Indians and decides to start a non-violent protest campaign for the rights of all Indians in South Africa. After numerous arrests and the unwanted attention of the world, the government finally relents by recognizing rights for Indians, though not for the native blacks of South Africa. After this victory, Gandhi is invited back to India, where he is now considered something of a national hero. He is urged to take up the fight for India's independence from the British Empire. Gandhi agrees, and mounts a non-violent non-cooperation campaign of unprecedented scale, coordinating millions of Indians nationwide. There are some setbacks, such as violence against the protesters and Gandhi's occasional imprisonment. Nevertheless...

  1. John Briley


  2. Richard Attenborough


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  1. Ben Kingsley

    Ben Kingsley

    Mahatma Gandhi

  2. Rohini Hattangadi

    Rohini Hattangadi

    Kasturba Gandhi

  3. Candice Bergen

    Candice Bergen

    Margaret Bourke-White

  4. Roshan Seth

    Roshan Seth

    Pandit Nehru

  5. Om Puri

    Om Puri


  6. Saeed Jaffrey

    Saeed Jaffrey

    Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

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