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Special screening of ‘The Forgotten Hero’ at IFFI

A scene from the film 'Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero'

The 51st International Film Festival of India is joining the national and international celebrations of the 125th Birth Anniversary Year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in a very fitting manner, with a special screening of the 2005 film Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero today, at the festival venue in Panaji, Goa. Festival delegates will get to relive and get inspired afresh from Benegal’s gripping portrayal of the valour and fortitude shown by Netaji in the national freedom struggle.

India’s formidable freedom fighter, who said "Tum mujhe khoon do, mai tumhe azadi dunga" (Give me blood and I will give you freedom), was a man of action. In the fight against the British rule, he called upon the youth of the country to come together and fight for Independence. The 220-minute Hindi epic war biographical war film depicts Netaji’s life in Nazi Germany during 1941–1943, in Japanese-occupied Asia during 1943–1945, and the events leading to the formation of Azad Hind Fauj. It also includes his life's story in flashback sequences.

Speaking about the special screening, festival director Chaitanya Prasad said: "Netaji remains one of the most beloved national heroes and a towering icon of India's freedom struggle. The screening of The Forgotten Hero has been scheduled to honour and remember Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s indomitable personality and selfless service to the nation. On the 125th birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter, we fondly remember Netaji’s unparalleled contribution to the country.”

The film has actor and director Sachin Khedekar in the lead role, playing Netaji. The film has received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for the year 2005.