STK-ID 41232

Shot of huge crowd at New Delhi station waiting for ashes of Ghandi to arrive, shots of thousands lining streets waiting for train to pass so they can pay respects to "their father". CS of Pandit Nehru with officials at station, Indian troops parading through streets in funeral procession, funeral carriage pulled by white horses. LS of aeroplanes, Piper Cub, flying over crowd, shovering flowers on the procession. Shots of final resting place of Ghandi. Shots of boats on river, carrying mourners. Shots of great crowds on top of buildings, of policeman directing crowds, of palace where ashes of Ghandi will rest. LS of thousands on steps of town hall in Bombay where ashes will be resting. Shot of procession leaving town hall, marching along with Ghandi's ashes. Shots of masses of crowd, singing Ghandi's favorite hymn. Several shots of urn in which Ghandi is contained as ashes. More shots of processions in Indian cities, mourning their beloved. Shot of ceremony of immersing Ghandi's ashes in the sea, Indian people touching water trying to get some of Ghandi's ashes.


Excerpt from
Mahatma, The Immortal
New Delhi
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080