Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (1995)

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Born in a prominent Bengali family, Subhas had dedicated much of his younger years by being actively involved in ridding the British from India. For this purpose he joined hands with stalwarts such as Jawaharlal Nehru and Mohandas Gandhi, but expressed his frustration, especially with Gandhi's slow and painstaking way of trying to win over the enemy with love. It is for this reason, he decided to separate from the Congress Party. The British became weary of him, placed him under arrest, but when he started a hunger strike unto death, they let him go, but kept him under surveillance. Subhas eluded the police, under the guise of Pathan Mohammad Ziauddin, crossed the Indian border in Afghanistan so that he could enter Russia and form an Indian Army to oust the British. His efforts failed, he ended up as Italian Orlando Mashtar, with an office in Germany. He did manage to convince the Nazis, despite of Hitler's views in "Main Kempf" that he preferred India to remain colonized under the British. Nevertheless he was permitted recruit Indian-born British soldiers prisoners of war, and this is how the movement began. He secretly married his German Secretary, Emily Sanken, and did earn the ire of the Germans, who wanted to keep their race pure (Caucasian). His efforts to take his army to India through Russia and Afghanistan were in vain as Adolf Hitler declared war on Russia. Leaving his German-based army, Subhas journeyed to Singapore via a submarine, from there he entered into an agreement with the Japanese. And it was with the help of the Japanese that he marched an army of approximately 8000 troops, both men and women, against the might of the British. It was here that he was informed that he had become the father of Anita. Then, fate again played a cruel hand, when America entered the war, atom-bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, forcing Japan to surrender unconditionally. At this point, Subhas had two alternatives: to carry on fighting against the British and their new allies, Australia and America, or just disband his army.

Cast: Ila Arun, Pankaj Berry

Crew: Shyam Benegal (Director), Rajan Kothari (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Genres: Drama, History

Release Dates: 13 May 1995 (India)

Tagline: One man. One mission. India's independence from British rule.

Hindi Name: नेताजी सुभास चन्द्र बोसे : थे फॉरगॉटन हीरो

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Did you know? The title was chosen by the director Shyam Benegal as he felt that outside the state of Bengal nobody knew who Bose really was and what he did for India independence. Read More
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as Ranu
as Aabid Khan
as Mian Akbar
as Prabhavati Bose
as Jail Warden
as CID Chief
as Ila Bose
as Bengal Governer
as Col Bhonsale
as Sisir Bose
as Uttamchand Malhotra
as General Auchinlek
as Lakshmi Sehgal
as Abid Hasan
Supporting Actor
as Spy Police 1
as Subhas Chandra Bose
Supporting Actor
as Yakub Guide
as Sarat Bose
as Capt Janaki
Supporting Actor
as Mahatma Gandhi

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Music Label: Times Music
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Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: AR Rahman
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Playback Singer: Vijay Prakash
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Playback Singer: Anuradha Sriram, Sonu Nigam
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Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Shaukat Ali, AR Rahman
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Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Sapna Mukherjee
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Taglines:
One man. One mission. India's independence from British rule.
Netaji Subhas. Chartering a heroic journey to save his motherland.
Trivia:
The title was chosen by the director Shyam Benegal as he felt that outside the state of Bengal nobody knew who Bose really was and what he did for India independence.

The film was released all over India, except for Madhya Pradesh, as the cinema distributors in that region, facing losses from previous historical films, held the film as too controversial and risky to be shown in their halls. Ironically, Bose was re-elected Congress president in 1939 in Tripuri, in the eastern part of Madhya Pradesh.