This intensely patriotic saga begins with the birth of Vasudev Balwant Phadke in Maharashtra, British India, on November 4, 1845. Vasudev grows up in a farming community of Shirdhon near Kalyan. After completing his education, he goes to work for the Finance Ministry but is enraged when he is refused permission to visit his ailing mother.
He turns his rage against the British, who had recently crushed uprisings from Tatya Tope, Jhansi's Rani, and Mangal Pandey. He is forced to flee and don the guise of Kashikar Baba but faces betrayal from his own people, is arrested, tried, found guilty, and exiled to Eden, Africa, where he will soon attempt to escape, then try and return home to continue his struggle against the British.
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When Ramesh contacted Amitabh Bachchan, he immediately agreed to do the narration, and went on to do with for free, as a tribute to the lengthy relationship he shares with Ramesh and Seema Deo. When Amitabh was offered money he refused this gesture and took a pen instead. Read More