While there have been many films to celebrate the heroes of our freedom movement, very few have thrown light on the rare part of history. In a gesture that salutes these INA heroes, President Pranab Mukherjee has agreed to watch Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Raag Desh’ today, July 22.
Featuring Kunal Kapoor, Mohit Marwah and Amit Sadh, the film revolves around the Red Fort trial of three INA (Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army) officers for treason and conspiracy against the English throne. Producer Gurdeep Singh Sappal was keen that the President watches the film before his term draws to a close, as a mark of respect for those heroes.
He says, “It was only befitting that the first screening of the film, produced by Rajya Sabha TV, be held for the President of India. We were fortunate and grateful that the President granted our wish.” The trailer of the film was launched at the Parliament House and now, arrangements are being made by the producer and his team to recreate the 1940s for the special screening. It will also be attended by Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India, Arun Jaitley, Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha, Prof. PJ Kurien, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha and prominent leaders of the parties in Rajya Sabha. Raag desh is the story of the famous red fort trial of the Three INA officers that changed the course of India’s Azaadi Movement.
The film is written and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. And the cast includes Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh and Mohit Marwah. Is Presented by Rajyasabha TV and Produced by Gurdeep Singh Sappal. UFO Moviez are strategic partners. Raag desh is slated to release on 28th July.