The dramatic story revolves around a man named Gandhi, a lawyer who was unfairly discriminated against and decided to launch a non-violent protest campaign for the rights of all Indians in South Africa. After many arrests and unwanted attention by the world, the government finally deviates from the recognition of Indian rights. After this victory, Gandhi agrees to a campaign of nonviolent non-violence of unprecedented scope and coordinates millions of Indians nationwide. There are some setbacks, such as violence against protesters and Gandhi's occasional imprisonment. However, the campaign is generating considerable attention, and Britain is under intense public pressure.
Tthe film Gandhi is more stuffy than stately, more prestigious than prodigious. It never quite captures the essence of Gandhi, or the influence he exerted on other leaders, including Martin Luther King. It's a broad but shallow river of information.