Before Veer Savarkar biopics have been made of these 5 freedom fighters, each one is more than one

On the day of Sardar Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom, the biopic of the country’s most controversial freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, ‘Swatantra Veer Savarkar’, has been announced. Actor Randeep Hooda will play the character of ‘Veer Savarkar’ in this film. Mahesh Manjrekar is directing the film while Sandeep Singh and Anand Pandit are producing. Given the popularity of the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits and the massacre of Hindus, there is a competition in Bollywood to make a film on the nationalist theme. Recently filmmaker Vipul Shah announced the film ‘The Kerala Story’ based on the true story of thousands of girls who disappeared in Kerala and converted to the religion. After this, this film based on Savarkar’s biography has been announced. The creators claim that the intact aspect of Savarkar’s life will be shown in the film.

Before Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, many Freedom Fighters have been biopics, let’s take a look at the main movies…

1. Movie- Mangal Pandey: The Rising

Release date: August 12, 2005

Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

The film ‘Mangal Pandey: The Rising’, based on the life of the country’s first revolutionary Mangal Pandey, the first hero of the freedom struggle of the year 1987, was released in the year 2005. In this, the role of Mangal Pandey was played by Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan. Alongside him, artists such as Toby Stephens, Rani Mukerji, Ameesha Patel, Kirron Kher, Ompuri and Mukesh Tiwari also have important roles. The film is directed by Ketna Mehta and produced by Bobby Bedi, Ketan Mehta and Deepa Sahi. Aamir Khan had grown his hair and beard long to play Mangal Pandey in this film. Because of this, his appearance in the movie was perfect.

2. Movie- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero

Release Date: May 13, 2005

Where can I see – MX Player?

The film ‘Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero’, released in 2005, was directed by veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal. Actor Sachin Khedekar played the character of Bose on screen in the film. Sachin played the character of Netaji in a very simple and brilliant way. Seeing him in the movie, he feels like Netaji himself. The film highlights major events in the life of freedom fighter leader Subhas Chandra Bose. The movie was very popular with the people. Sachin’s performance was also appreciated. The leader who gave the motto “You give me blood, I will give you freedom” had established the Azad Hind Fauj to liberate India from the clutches of the British.

3. Movie: The Legend of Bhagat Singh

Release date: June 7, 2002

Where to watch: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Just as the discussion about Bhagat Singh is in full swing this year, so in the year 2002, Bhagat Singh was in high demand. This year, not one or two, but five films about his life were released. Three films stood out in this, in which the name ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ was the most discussed. Ajay Devgan played the role of Bhagat Singh in this movie. Alongside him, actors like Sushant Singh, Akhilendra Mishra, Raj Babbar, Sunil Grover, and Farida Jalal also have major roles. This film has been directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The look of actor Ajay Devgan in this movie is very similar to that of Sardar Bhagat Singh. The songs from the film also became very famous.

4. Movie- Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Release date: January 25, 2019

Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

Controversy Queen Kangana Ranaut’s film Manikarnika, released in 2019, is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. Kangana has played the role of Laxmibai in this movie. Jisshu Sengupta as Gangadhar Rao, Atul Kulkarni as Tatya Tope, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub as Sadashiv, Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkaribai, and Richard Keep as General Hugh Rose. The film chronicles the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi and his fight against the British East India Company during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The film is directed by director Radhakrishna and Kangana Ranaut.

5. Cinema- Sardar Udham Singh

Release date: October 16, 2021

Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

Vicky Kaushal’s film ‘Sardar Udham Singh’ is a biopic of freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh. Sardar Udham Singh is best known for the assassination of Michael O’Dwyer, the former Deputy Governor of Punjab in the year 1940. The purpose of the assassination was to avenge the brutal Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which took place on April 13, 1919 in Amritsar. Directed by director Shoojit Sircar, the film premiered on October 16 on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video. The film has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and audiences. Vicky Kaushal’s performance has added to it. Its screenplay is written by Shubhendru Bhattacharya and Ritesh Shah. The success of this film is believed to be the fruit of Shoojit Sircar’s 21 years of penance as he has been working on this film ever since. It was also included in the top 14 films selected for the Oscar Award.

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