N for Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose-the Forgotten Hero..(2005) while some sections of people had problem with word forgotten,but indeed he is forgotten….very few people know about him.Now let us focus about this veteran director Shyam Benegal’s Biographical film about the most heroic and controversial figure from Indian History.
Ok i have used the term heroic….Subhas Chandra Bose indeed was a handsome man,educated…with a rationalistic outlook.A man whose INA gave a death blow to the mighty Union Jack.
Why I am talking about the film,because Benegal carefully chooses the most important account of his life and fits them into a simple tale of a new age warrior…so if you want to tell him something about Bose..talk about the film.(Believe me,one of the most historically accurate film ever….forget Attenborough’s Gandhi).. The first scene brings two of the most powerful Indian Leaders i.e Gandhiji and Bose together…where Bose is asking to strike Britain with full force and demanding independence..while Gandhiji(who couldn’t read his enemies nature)..still prefer his non violent way…and want to pursue British only after WW2..while Bose argues..Congress did the same during WW1…did the British fulfill their promise ?… Inspite of being the elected President of Tripuri Congress..Bose had to resign….(Gandhiji did not support him…same he did with Bhagat Singh)..
. The film follows the last years of Netaji’s life…from 1939 to his disappearence during the end of WW2.
An authentic screenplay and dramatization of Indian history,the narratology traces Subhas Bose’ Escape from his Elgin Road house in Calcutta,boarding Kalka Mail…traversing through Peshwar,Afghanistan…Russia and finally reaching Germany.
If you are well aware of history…then it is a known fact that Adolf Hitler was the the only man to terrorize the Colonial England.Subhas Bose sought his help…evading British C.I.D..and other international bodies…such was the intelligence of this man.
What follows..the establishment of INA…(Indian National Army)…their victory and their loss.But their defeat led to the moral dilemma of Royal Indian Navy…and other defense regiments..forced British to withdraw from India. Whatever is yours…you have to demand it..Congress asked for Dominion Status…but bravemen like Veer Savarkar,Bhagat Singh,Surya Sen,Chandrasekhar Azad demanded Independence…and a man like Subhas Bose actually gave us independence.
Talking about the film Sachin Khedekar was born to essay Subhas Chandra Bose….the supporting cast included Jisshu Sengupta,Rajpal Yadav,Divya Dutt and Rajit Kapoor. The production design transported the audience to the last days of British Raj.A.R Rahman’s music is a rare gem over here,so was Javed Akhtar’s lyrics. Winner of National Awards and numerous other accolades…take a bow Mr Benegal for giving us the accurate and inspiring story of y Braveheart.A patriotic treat deserved to be seen by everyone.
1.Various disguise of Sachin Khedekar.
2. The feel of freedom in th independent Afghanistan…where Subhas Bose spit and dance over a British coin….beautiful sequence.
3.Getting an upperhand over Hitler in his office only. 4.The course of German UBoat.
5.Formation of INA…the grand parade. 6.Songs like Kadam Kadam Baraye Ja,Hum Dilli Dilli Jayenge…and Ekla Cholo re.
7.Rajpal Yadav and Rajit Kapoor in every scene. 8.Lastly…the red fort trial. Leaving with the film trailer