In order to commemorate the 60th Independence Day, SaharaOne Television is presenting the world TV premiere of a biopic on freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, ‘Bose, The Forgotten Hero’, at 11 am on August 15, 2006.
Directed by Shyam Benegal and produced by SaharaOne Motion Pictures, the movie stars actor Sachin Khedekar in the lead role of Netaji.
The film has been structured in three parts – Itmad, Ittefaq and Qurbani – after the motto of the Indian National Army. In the first part, Bose escapes house arrest and tries to enter Russia through Afghanistan. The second part covers his days in Germany (including a meeting with Adolf Hitler, and marriage to Emilie Schenkl), formation of the Azad Hind Fauj made up of Indian prisoners of war in Germany and Bose’s journey to Japan in a submarine. The final part depicts Bose leading the Indian National Army, the battles and that fateful plane trip out of Saigon.
“Give me blood and I shall give you freedom” and “Dilli chalo” were Bose’s war cries to rouse Indians to fight against the British rule.