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The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

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

Director:

Rajkumar Santoshi

Writers:

Ranjit Kapoor (additional dialogue) (as Ranjeet Kapoor), Piyush Mishra (Hindi dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajay Devgn ... Bhagat Singh
Sushant Singh ... Sukhdev
D. Santosh D. Santosh ... Shiviram Hari Rajguru
Akhilendra Mishra ... Chandrashekhar Azad
Raj Babbar ... Kishan Singh
Farida Jalal ... Vidyavati K. Singh
Amrita Rao ... Mannewali
Mukesh Tiwari ... Jailor (as Mukesh Tewari)
Surendra Rajan ... Mohandas Karamchand 'Mahatma' Gandhi
Saurabh Dubey Saurabh Dubey ... Jawaharlal M. Nehru
Swaroop Kumar Swaroop Kumar ... Motilal Nehru
Arun Patwardhan Arun Patwardhan ... Madan Mohan Malviya
Kenneth Desai ... Subhash Chandra Bose
Sitaram Panchal ... Lala Lajpat Rai
Bhaswar Chatterjee Bhaswar Chatterjee ... B. K. Dutt
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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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The Legend Of Bhagat Singh ,Shaheed and Shaeed E Azam films based on life of Bhagat Singh released on same day on 7th June 2002. See more »

Goofs

In the train robbery scene, the character can be seen with Walther P38 pistol. Actually, the scene is set on 1925 while the pistol was produced in 1938. See more »

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Featured in What About Columbus (2012) See more »

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Pagdi Sambhal Jatta
Sung by Sukhwinder Singh & Chorus
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Excellent representation of one of India's freedom fighters
26 November 2004 | by raj-chakrabertiSee all my reviews

The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a wonderful representation of India, in the middle of its struggle to throw the British out. As with any with movie with a historical basis, I was a nervous that Bollywood would use artistic license to cheapen the story. In fact, the director, Santoshi shows in details how Bhagat came to develop his views of the British with very little outside distraction.

Ajay Devgan is excellent as a the title character, bringing the necessary passion that only he can provide with his steel-y stare. Of particular note is the scene showing the freedom fighters telling Gandhi to stop working within the British framework. Westerners can see the parallel between Gandhi's nonviolent methods and the more revolutionary Bhagat Singh with Martin Luther King's methods vs Malcolm X "by any means necessary" credo.

As the last reviewer mentioned, it's a great reference for those interested in India's independence struggle and it truly reinvigorated my interest in Indian history.

See this movie if you enjoy eastern history, but won't go for the traditional Bollywood flick.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

7 June 2002 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Легенда о Бхагате Сингхе See more »

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Tips Films Pvt. Ltd. See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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