Mumbai: The great Indian revolutionary Bhagat Singh and his friends Rajguru and Sukhdev kissed the hinge and left us forever today. The Trio never thought once to jump into India’s freedom struggle. Convicted in Saunders murder case, these revolutionaries had a counter ideology from the then congress leaders. Bhagat Singh’s childhood life, his college studies, days of the freedom struggle was showcased before Indian audience on the big screen multiple times. There are four popular biopics on Bhagat Singh produced in Bollywood.
Shaheed: The cult classic released in 1965 was the very first biopic of Bhagat Singh. Directed by S Ram Sharma, this movie won two national awards. The Patriotic songs “ Ae watan-2” and “Sarfaroshi Ki tamannah” was on everyone’s lips in that era. Manoj Kumar played the role of Bhagat Singh in the movie.
Shaheed a Azam: The movie had a triple clash with two other movies in 2002. A not so known face of Bollywood Sonu Sood played the role of Bhagat Singh. The film didn’t fare up too well due to the lack of research put in by the director Sukumar Nair.
23rd March 1931: Shaheed: The 2002 movie in which Deol brothers essayed the role of two great Indian revolutionary. Bobby Deol was Bhagat Singh while Sunny Deol became Chandrashekhar Azad. Sunny Deol was planning to produce this movie with Rajkumar Santoshi as a director. However, Santoshi disagreed with sunny as his first choice for Bhagat Singh was Ajay Devgan.
The legend of Bhagat Singh: With his stellar act, Ajay Devgan did complete justice to the role of Bhagat Singh. The movie directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, had a triple clash with “Shaheed A Azam” and “23rd March 1931: Shaheed” was the most impressive in terms of acting, direction and screenplay. The Vivah fame actress Amrita Rao also had a cameo in the movie.