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Shaheed (1965) presents the inspirational biography of one of India's greatest patriots Sardar Bhagat Singh.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamini Kaushal ...
Mrs. Kishan Singh (Bhagat Singh's Mother)
Nirupa Roy ...
Durga
Anand Kumar ...
Shivram Rajguru (as Anant Kumar)
Prem Chopra ...
Sukhdev
Sailesh Kumar ...
Chail Bihari
Manmohan ...
Chandarshekhar Azad (as Man Mohan)
Sarita
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Daku Kehar Singh
Madan Puri ...
Jailor
Asit Sen ...
Dhaniram
Raja
Anwar Hussain ...
Chhatar Singh
Kamal Kapoor ...
Public Prosecutor - Delhi
Krishan Dhawan ...
Sardar Ajit Singh
D.K. Sapru ...
Sardar Kishan Singh (as Sapru)
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It is the year 1857 in India, a year that Sardar Ajit Singh, his wife, their children, including son, Bhagat, and their parents will never forget, for it was the day his brother, Kishan, sang out against the British, was arrested, escaped from prison, & has never been heard of again. This does have an impact on young Bhagat Singh's mind, so much so that when he grows up he joins the freedom fighting movement, being headed by Chandrashekar Azad. It is then that an unarmed freedom fighter, protesting the Simon Commission, is killed by Police. Bhagat, Chandrashekar, Shivram Rajguru, Sukhdev, and Jaygopal avenge this death by killing the Assistant of Commissioner Saunders. When a major police hunt is announced, they flee, especially Bhagat, as he has been identified as the Sikh with the turban. Bhagat takes off his turban, shaves off his beard, and continues to be active in the freedom movement. A historical meeting at Tughlak Fort is organized and all freedom fighters from every corner ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Shaheed (1965)
4 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent tribute to the great martyr Bhagat Singh who was hanged by the British in 1931. If I am not mistaken, one of the story writers (BK Dutt) was Bhagat's comrade in the freedom struggle, and was sentenced to life for 'waging war against the King'in the trial that sent Bhagat, Rajguru and Sukhdev to the gallows. Manoj Kumar a.k.a. Bharat Kumar managed to play Bhagat without excessive melodrama. The music and lyrics are awesome. The song, "Sarfaroshii Ki tamanna" (penned by another martyr Ramprasad 'Bismil') has been sung by Rafi , and he has poured all his heart into it. If you understand the song, and the emotions behind it, you will be touched and awed. The measure of Bhagat Singh's grip on Indian people's perception and imagination can be ascertained by the fact that two more movies were made about him recently. IMHO, the one with Ajay Devgan did greater justice to the man, and his ideas.


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