Factual error: When Gandhi and Charlie Andrews are accosted in the street by a group of thugs, and the two of them are eventually allowed to pass, there is a major factual error. Gandhi was in fact kicked off the pavement in front of what was once President Paul Kruger's house in Church Street, Pretoria. The house (now a museum) is not in the centre of town but is on the corner of Potgieter and Church Streets, some way from the exact CBD. Richard Attenborough shows us that the place where this happened is in what is supposedly Pretoria's town centre. I know this because I live in Pretoria.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Gandhi leads out the striking mineworkers, he confronts the mine owner who then drives away in his car. The car turns the corner and drives out of sight. Then the police come round the same corner on horseback. The cloud of dust caused by the car disappears a split-second before the horses come into view, indicating that it is really two shots with a time gap which has been edited out.
Continuity mistake: During the funeral scene there is a stand-in clearly wearing a pair of trainers.
Margaret Bourke-White: So you really are going to Pakistan then? You are a stubborn man.
Gandhi: I'm simply going to prove to Hindus here and Muslims there that the only devils in the world are those running around in our own hearts. And that is where all our battles ought to be fought.
Margaret Bourke-White: So what kind of warrior have you been in that warfare?
Gandhi: Not a very good one. That's why I have so much tolerance for the other scoundrels of the world.
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