The inhuman shooting of the unarmed in Jallianwala Bagh on April 10, 1919 is such a tragic incident in British India that it had a profound impact on the then socio-politics. The effect was so effective that due to a single incident, the entire country was burned in the fire of anger and from Kashmir to Kanyakumari was tied in a thread. And in 1947, the fight for freedom turned out to be decisive. For the first time after 1857, many young freedom fighters from the country’s revolutionary current came to teach the British a lesson in their own language. One of them was Amar Shaheed Udham Singh from Punjab. Udham Singh came to England to avenge Jallianwala Bagh and chose martyrdom for the country by killing Michael O’Dwyer there.
Shoojit Sircar, who has made great films like Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe and Piku, now brings his immortal and inspiring story “Sardar Udham” to the screen. Sardar Udham will be an exclusive broadcast on Amazon Prime Video on October 15 this month. Vicky Kaushal plays the role of Udham Singh. Recently, the filmmakers have released the trailer for the movie that is getting very popular. The trailer has garnered more than 17 million views in just a few hours. Audience feedback is also improving. From this you can guess that there is a lot of interest in the audience to see the history of the freedom fighters. There is still time for Sardar Udham to come. But there are many Bollywood movies available on OTT and other internet platforms for the public who want to see the history of the patriotic freedom fighters. These films must be seen before Udham Singh.
1) Sardar Bhagat Singh
Amar Shaheed Sardar Bhagat Singh is a revolutionary, keeping Bollywood at the center has made most of the movies. Bhagat Singh was sentenced to death by the British at the age of 23. The number of films about the life of Bhagat is more than seven. The first film about the life of Amar Shaheed was made in 1954 as Shaheed-e-Azad-Bhagat Singh. Voiced by Mohammad Rafi, “Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna Ab Hamare Dil Mein Hai” is actually the song from this movie. Despite the passage of time, it remains always green.
The second film came in 1963, Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Shammi Kapoor played the lead role. In 1963 another movie came, Shaheed. Manoj Kumar played the main role and it turned out to be the most popular. Apart from these films, Shaheed-e-Azam (Sonu Sood), Shaheed (Bobby Deol) and The Legend of Bhagat Singh (Ajay Devgan) are featured prominently in 2002. Ajay Devgan’s film became very popular among all three. movies that appeared the same year. Many movies are available on OTT and YouTube.
Ajay Devgan in the role of Bhagat Singh.
2) Mangal Pandey
Bollywood made a film about Shaheed Mangal Pandey, the hero of the rebellion against the British in 1857. The main role of Mangal Pandey was played by none other than Aamir Khan, one of the best Bollywood actors. In the movie, the brave story of Mangal Pandey is shown in the rebellion of ’57. Some songs in the movie became quite popular, but the movie couldn’t be amazing in terms of box office earnings. Amir’s movie will be available on OTT.
3) Rani Laxmibai
There have also been some films made about the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi, another heroine of the 1857 revolt. Jhansi Ki Rani of Sohrab Modi was the first film made in 1953. It was a very expensive film made at that time, whose The budget is said to be around 60 lakh rupees. In the year 2019, Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi is also a movie based on her story. It also turned out to be a huge box office success. Rani Laxmibai’s story has also been featured in many other films made about the 1857 revolt.
4) Subhash Chandra Bose
Subhash Chandra Bose is such a revolutionary freedom fighter whose life is seen a lot in Bollywood. Samadhi, which came in 1950 under the direction of Ramesh Sehgal, is a very important film in which the ideology of Subhash Chandra Bose has been prominently displayed. The story of the film has Subhash but in the center is a soldier of the Azad Hind Fauj founded by him, whose role is played by Ashok Kumar. The first film of 1966 is Subhash Chandra, which keeps Subhash Babu’s life at the center. Although the film is in Bengali, it is a classic of Indian cinema. Piyush Bose has directed. The most important Bollywood movie about Netaji’s life is Shyam Benegal’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero from 2005. Sachin Khedekar played the title role of Subhash.
Gumnami, which arrived in the year 2019, is the most important film based on Subhash’s life. Although this movie is also made in Bengali. The story of the film is based on theories in which Subhash Babu is said to have lived as Gumnami Baba after the news of the plane crash. Prasenjit played the role of Subhash Chandra. Although Bose: Dead / Alive is a web series that came out in 2017, it is one of the best works on Subhash’s life. The history of the series in G5 is based on the theory that Subhash Babu is said not to be killed in the plane crash. Rajkummar Rao has played an excellent role as Subhash Chandra.
Rajkumar Rao as Subhash Chandra Bose.
5. Mahatma Gandhi
Films have been made about the life of Mahatma Gandhi at home and abroad. Some of the films are directly based on the life of the Mahatma, while some make reference to the story of the Mahatma. Hollywood has made the most important film about Gandhi’s life. Gandhi, which arrived in 1982, is a unique film. Directed by Richard Attinborough. Ben Kingsley plays the role of Gandhi. It is believed that this film also gave wide publicity to Gandhi’s philosophy of life.
The Making of Mahatma is a major film in 1996 under the direction of Shyam Benegal. The story of the film is very unique and caught people’s attention. Gandhi My Father, which arrived in 2007, is based on the relationship between the Mahatma and his son Hiralal Gandhi. Akshaye Khanna played the role of Gandhi’s son. There was a lot of discussion about the movie after its release.