India’s most admired freedom fighter was born today i.e. 23rd January and the country is going to celebrate for the first time, a national event dedicated to him. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary will now be celebrated as Parakram Diwas.
He got this due respect and recognition after a long time. Netaji has always inspired us with his historic charisma, intense patriotic zeal, and ideology. The more you learn about him, more you will feel inspired and understand how an ordinary boy turned into a brave nationalist.
Movies are great way to learn about his teachings and imbibe the spirit of Patriot of Patriots(Bose).
Here is a list of all the movies that portrayed his defiant patriotism, great works, and mysterious death.
Life In One Reel- Subhas Chandra(1966)
Indeed, Piyush Bose’s 1966 release is a film that portrayed the young, adult, and prolific leader Bose; all in one reel. The movie was released in three languages, Bengali, Hindi, and English, and won National Award as well.
A Brief From The Movie
The movie narrates the early life of Bose who grew up as a brave, intelligent boy and was deeply inspired by Swami Vivekanda. The young bose grew in the ascetic lifestyle learning about the hierarchy and discrimination in the caste culture of India.
The poor state and caste culture hurt the young Bose. He was expelled from the college for not following the British teachings, later he formed an association against the Britishers.
He got readmission with the help of Ashutosh Mukhopadhay, cleared Indian Civil Service, got a job but refused to work. From here, the journey of Bose to free India from Britishers began.
Uniting Bengal: Ami Subhash Bolchi (2011)
The story doesn’t revolve around Netaji but shows how he helped an ordinary Bengali man to bring back the lost roots of the Bengali community. Mithun Chakraborty played the lead role of Debabarata Bose. The actor said it is the boldest movie in his entire film career.
The movie is the Bengali version of Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy which is a Marathi movie. It’s a movie to refill the lost affinity of Bengalis in today’s era. Mahesh Manjrekar is the story writer and director of the Ami Shubhash Bolchi.
Death Myths: Gumnaami (2019)
Conspiracies around the death of Netaji have always been around, some said he died in a plane crash while others believed that he was hiding from the world. Finally, in September 2016 Japanese government declassified the plane crash theory that took place in Tohuku, Taiwan.
Gumnaami is based on the myths about Netaji’s death and shows him as a Gumnaami Baba who hails from Faizabad.
Life Before Death: Bose- The Forgotten Hero(2004)
Very less is known about the last few years of Netaji which is the reason why there had been numerous stories on his death. Shyam Benegal’s movie Bose-The Forgotten Hero is plotted around Netaji’s last five years.
It was the time of World War II when SC Bose formed the Azad Hind Fauj in Singapore. This army played a crucial role in the freedom struggle of India. However, it soon lost the strength a few months before Netaji died.
Watch the full movie to know what happened during those years and how Netaji formed the army.
Beginning Of Death Mystery- Bose: Dead/Alive (2017)
18 August 1945 was the day when Subhash Chandra Bose got third-degree burns from a plane crash that was heading to Southeast Aisa. He was admitted to the hospital in Taiwan as the plane crashed nearby area of Taiwan.
He later died but none believed it. Some said he was living a secret life to continue his mission. After years of inspection, the world finally accepted the plane crash theory.
The 2017 movie is all about mystery and inspection to reveal the truth thus the title is apt. However, the story begins from young Bose to nationalist and end with the death mystery.