Gandhi script
Gandhi (1982)
Synopsis: This acclaimed biographical drama presents major events in the life of Mohandas Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), the beloved Indian leader who stood against British rule over his country. Dedicated to the concept of nonviolent resistance, Gandhi is initially dismissed by English officials, including the influential Lord Irwin (John Gielgud), but eventually he and his cause become internationally renowned, and his gatherings of passive protest move India towards independence.

Sitting along in the shadows of a stationary tonga a little

distance down the street an elderly man (Prakash) with a

short, close-cropped beard and the taut, sunken flesh of a

cadaver is watching...

Apte and Karkare look back at him. There is just the slightest

acknowledgment and then Prakash lifts his eyes to the gate,

as though to tell them to be about their business.

THE GATE AT BIRLA HOUSE - EXTERIOR - DAY

Godse hesitates before approaching the two gardeners who

nonchalantly flank the entrance. He stiffens himself,

cautiously touches something under his khaki jacket, then

glances back at the stoic face of Prakash. Prakash's gaze is

as firm and unrelenting as a death's head. Godse turns back,

wetting his lips nervously, then moves into the middle of a

group going through the gate.

GARDEN - BIRLA HOUSE - EXTERIOR - TWILIGHT

A fairly numerous crowd is gathering here, informally filling

the area on one side of a walk that leads to a little pavilion --

some devout, some curious, some just eager to be near the

great man.

Godse moves forward through them toward the front just as

hushed voices begin to remark -- "I see him." "Here he comes!"

"Which one is Manu?"...

Apte and Karkare move to different sides of Godse, staying a

little behind, their movements sly and wary, aware of people

watching.

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John Briley

John Richard Briley is an American writer best known for screenplays of biographical films. He won the Academy Award For Best Original Screenplay at the 1982 Oscars for Gandhi. more…

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