Rashtraputra, film based on freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad's life, to release on 14 September

Indo-Asian News Service

July 24, 2018 10:10:43 IST

Mumbai: On the 112th birth anniversary of the iconic Indian freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad on 23 July, renowned film studio Bombay Talkies announced that Rashtraputra, based on his life story will be released on 14 September.

Still from the trailer of Rashtraputra. YouTube screengrab

Still from the trailer of Rashtraputra. YouTube screengrab

Rashtraputra has been written, directed and acted by Aazaad. The teaser and motion poster of the film was also launched.

Making the announcement Aazaad told IANS: "This is a very special film, close to my heart because, in the British-ruled country, Chandra Shekhar was one and only young freedom fighter of that time who named himself 'Azad' which means freedom."

"He was free in his mind, his dream was to make his country free. It is unfortunate that not many people know his story in details. I think our upcoming generation should know the contribution of Chandra Shekhar Azad in the freedom movement of India," he added.

The film is produced by the iconic Bombay Talkies which was established in 1934 by Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani and produced some of the commercially successful films back then such as Jeevan Naiya, Ziddi, Kismet among many others.

It is notable that after an interval of six decades the legendary pillar of Indian cinema, making a comeback under the command of Girish Ghanshyam Dube with Rashtraputra.

Rashtraputra will be released in 26 languages.

Updated Date: Jul 24, 2018 10:10 AM