Gandhi

Continuity mistake: The woman reporter was walking behind Gandhi at the beginning of the movie. At the end, in the "repeat," she wasn't.

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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.

Factual error: During the scenes of the Calcutta riots and various other places, we see various cars from the 50's when the events in question took place in the 40's. Most notably several Morris cars which hadn't been built yet.

David Mercier
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Gandhi: Poverty is the worst form of violence.

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Trivia: For his role in Gandhi, Kingsley became the first actor of Indian descent to win an Oscar for an acting role.

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Question: What reason did the British general give for having opened fire on the unarmed crowd?

Answer: Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer has said his intent "was not to disperse the meeting but to punish the Indians for disobedience." Earlier that day, Dyer has banned all meetings to avoid any insurrection, but many still gathered to celebrate and protest. Dyer saw it as defiance of his order and thought it could be another mob insurgent he had seen earlier. Some reports also state while the crowd was "unarmed", that only referred to being unarmed with firearms and many in the crowd did have other types of weapons. It also seems at the time it was standard practice for the British Army to use necessary lethal force for civilian crowd control, although many saw Dyer's action to be in excess.

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