Discussion about Indian Independence Struggle cannot & wouldn’t be completed without the mention & studying the works of Subhash Chandra Bose, fondly known nationwide as ‘Netaji’. Bose was one of the core fighters who fought for India’s independence. He was even under house arrest by British which he easily outsmarted through & went to Germany. He revamped the Indian National Army or also known as Azad Hind Fauj. There are so many books written on his life & his great amount of deeds done for the nation. Not everyone is a reader, but almost everyone wants to know what & how he did. So many filmmakers made movies & documentaries on his life.
Today, is 122nd birth anniversary of Netaji Bose, so we thought why not to curate movies based on him & reminisce on those pre-independence times? Go through the movies’ list & binge watch them.
1. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero
This movie directed by veteran director Shyam Benegal. Bose’ role was enacted by Sachin Khedekar. The movie also featured actors like Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajit Kapur, Arif Zakaria, & Divya Dutta to mention a few. The film received wide critical acclaim at the BFI London Film Festival and has garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration, and the National Film Award for Best Production Design for the year 2004. Watch this movie & witness the amazing story & screenplay.
2. Ami Subhas Bolchi
This movie directed by the very talented Mahesh Manjrekar, is the story of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who comes into the life of struggling Debabrata (portrayed by Mithun Chakraborty and through him, Netaji helps to awaken the Bengalis from “sleep” and acts like a superhero. Even though this movie isn’t exactly on Netaji’s life but is a modern take on corruption, self-respect & unity. This movie is adapted from Marathi movie, with the title, Mi Shivajiraje Bhosley Boltoy. Watch trailer here.
3. Bose : Dead/Alive
Rajkummar Rao, portrayed the role of Subhas Chandra Bose in this ALTBalaji series which gained critical acclaim at IVM. It is based on the book India’s Biggest Cover-up by activist Anuj Dhar. The story goes like this: On 18 August 1945 after his overloaded Japanese plane crashed in Japanese-occupied Formosa (now Taiwan) Subhas Chandra Bose (Rajkumar Rao) is presumed dead. However his family in Kolkata receive a telegram from Mahatma Gandhi to not conduct his last rites. It then begins with speculation about his death and other characters who suggest how he has vanished in the past as well, with all of them suggesting his possible return.
Now that you have the list of possible movies & web series on Netaji Bose, & also weekend is near, so is Republic Day. So yeah, Happy binge-watching!