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.

Factual error: Jan Christiaan Smuts is referred to as the Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa in this film when Gandhi is there. Smuts didn't gain the office until 1919, after the death of Prime Minister Louis Botha. Gandhi left South Africa in 1914 and never returned.

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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Trivia: Ben Kingsley was offered the title role only after Alec Guinness and Anthony Hopkins turned it down.

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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Hindu: Bapu! Bapu! Bapu, please don't do it.
Gandhi: What do you want me not to do? Not to meet with Mr. Jinnah? I am a Muslim, and a Hindu, and a Christian, and a Jew, and so are all of you. When you wave those flags and shout, you send fear into the hearts of your brothers. That is not the India I want! Stop it! For God's sake stop it.

Nehru: Bapuji, the whole country is moving.
Gandhi: Yes. But in what direction?

Brigadier: You don't think we're just going to walk out of India.
Gandhi: Yes. In the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.

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