The man who literally screwed the Britishers
Rajkummar Rao is unaplogetically the Dark Knight of Indian History , SubhasChandra Bose.
Rao’s act is comparable to the soft spoken portrayal of Kingsley’s Gandhi and I’m not exaggerating…
Because the portrayal is one hell of a ride
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He has infused the brawny with the brainy through his body language.
Aamir Khan displayed such versatility while essaying the role of the gallant Indian freedom fighter Chandrasekhar Azad in Rakesh Omprakash Mishra’s cult classic Rang De Basanti (2006) ; however Rajkummar Rao (Bose:DeadorAlive , a web series) provides the intellect of an international strategist in his portrayal of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose , clearly one of the best acting in recent times .
Benegal’s Bose-The Forgotten Hero (2004) was one of the most historically accurate movie of all time . It boasted superb cast , praiseworthy production values, soulful score and excellent acting but the narration couldn’t match up with the dynamism of Bose’s personality.It is still an excellent watch.
Shyam Benegal’s hero Sachin Khedekar looked every bit of the revolutionary leader and no doubt he played it brilliantly on the 70mm but Rao’s act is way ahead , since it inspires and makes you feel about the character….coz it is not easy to understand Subhas and essay it with so much conviction..
For your kind information there was a Bangla full length feature film titled Subhas Chandra in the year 1966 , directed by Piyush Bose . Samar Chatterjee essayed the role of the grown up leader. Three actors played the part and it focused upon the spiritual and philosophical growth of the character. Lata Mangeshkar lend her voice for the one of the most beautifully written elegiac song of all time: Ekbar Biday De Ma (composed on the martyrdom of the daring revolutionary Khudiram Bose).
Honourable mention :
Kenu Basumatary as Subhas Bose in the 2017 film Raag Desh.