Remembering Richard Attenborough
3.5 hrs
August 09, 2023 6:30 pm Wednesday

The month of August in India rings the bells of Independence. While we celebrate Independence Month, Lamakaan brings you movies by Richard Attenborough, the maker of 'Gandhi,' a synonymous name with India's Independence. About Richard Attenborough: Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, 29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an English actor, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He was the president of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and life president of the Premier League club Chelsea. During World War II, he joined the Royal Air Force and served in the film unit, going on several bombing raids over Europe and filming the action from the rear gunner's position. He was the older brother of broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and motor executive John Attenborough. He was married to actress Sheila Sim from 1945 until his death.

Film Title: GANDHI | 1982 | 191 minutes | English Language subtitled in English

About the film: Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of an Indian independence movement against the British Empire during the 20th century. In a co-production between India and the United Kingdom, Richard Attenborough directed and produced the historical drama from a screenplay by John Briley. It stars Ben Kingsley in the title role. The biographical film covers Gandhi's life from a defining moment in 1893, as he is thrown off a South African train for being in a whites-only compartment, and concludes with his assassination and funeral in 1948. Although a practicing Hindu, Gandhi's embracing of other faiths, particularly Christianity and Islam, is also depicted.


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