Starring: Ben Kingsley, Martin Sheen, John Gielgud
Director: Richard Attenborough
Running Time: 191 mins
Gandhi is a British/Indian film about the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian movement for independence from the British Empire, detailing his life’s events from his early years as a lawyer in 1893 until his death in 1948.
This was an absolutely fascinating film to watch. The story is perfect to be told in a cinematic situation, and it was brilliantly written, and fantastically directed, making it an absolute pleasure to watch.
Ben Kingsley also put in a sterling performance in this film as Mahatma Gandhi, depicting each of the revolutionary’s different states of mind throughout his life extremely well, and by the end of Gandhi’s life, it was very convincing to watch Kingsley’s acting.
Obviously, when you’ve got a film that’s over 3 hours long, it’s going to be quite slow in places, and this was the same, and at some of the more empty parts, I did become a little bored, but as soon as the political side picked back up again, I was greatly enthralled.
Overall, I’ll give this an 8.5, because it was a brilliant, very interesting and well created film that was very very enjoyable to watch.