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The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 7 June 2002 (India)
The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
D. Santosh ...
Kishan Singh
Vidyavati K. Singh
Jailor (as Mukesh Tewari)
Surendra Rajan ...
Saurabh Dubey ...
Swaroop Kumar ...
Motilal Nehru
Arun Patwardhan ...
Madan Mohan Malviya
Keneth Desai ...
Subhash Chandra Bose (as Kenneth Desai)
Sitaram Panchal ...
Lala Lajpat Rai
Bhaswar Chatterjee ...


Bhagat was born in British India during the year 1908. As a child he witnessed numerous atrocities committed on fellow Indians by their British rulers, who came to trade under the guise of the East India Company, but ended up controlling most of the nation, and permitting tyrants such as General Dyer to massacre thousands of innocent men, women and children in Jallianwala Baug. As a child he was impressed by Mohandas K. Gandhi, especially his call to launch the non-cooperation movement, which led to thousands of people burning British-made clothing, giving up schools, & college studies, and government jobs - only to be let down by Gandhi himself when he called off the movement. Undaunted, Bhagat decided to be a revolutionary, starting with getting into petty fights, then as a grown-up joining the Hindustan Republic Association. When Lala Lajpat Rai was beaten to death by the police, Bhagat, along with Shivram Rajguru, Sukhdev, and others daringly carried out the assassination of a ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Also Known As:

Легенда о Бхагате Сингхе  »

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Very intense and thought provoking
22 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As I preach that comments are and should be taken no more than personal opinion of an individual, I, right at the outset would say that GO, GET & WATCH this masterpiece. The director seems to have done his homework properly. Very realistic sets, appearance of characters. As far as story is concerned or better say truthfulness of the story is concerned, history poses as one of the toughest problem. There is no going back. The conflict between Gandhi's non-violence and Bhagat Singh's Tit for Tat philosophy is one of the most touching points of the movie. It eventually leads to execution of Bhagat Singh. How true is that? I am wondering and will always wonder with hope that either Gandhi or Bhagat Singh would come in my dreams and tell me what the truth was. But nevertheless, it is a great movie to watch which will stir emotions. Ajay as Bhgat Singh is brilliant. He is among the finest actors in India indubitably. The other character that impresses is Sushant Singh who makes an impact with his intense performance. All in all, all have done justice with their characters and fit well. Director did good home work and hence a movie that we should be proud of is out there on someone who is perhaps not internationally as famous as Gandhi but for sure was a great freedom fighter, real patriot and a great son of Mother India.

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