The Legend Of Bhagat Singh

The Legend Of Bhagat Singh

Posted by leeshkay | Published 5 months ago

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Note: The film is presented in Hindi with English subtitles.

Background/Synopsis: Bhagat Singh was an ardent follower of Gandhi in his youth but as he grew and witnessed the continued harsh treatment of his people at the hands of the occupying British he turned his back on the philosophy of passive resistance. This film tells the story of his transformation from his early pro Gandhi years to his defiance of British rule by meeting violence with more violence. His popularity eventually rivaled that of Gandhi and many would make the argument that if not for Bhagat Singh the British may never have embraced Gandhi's demands for fear of the alternative embodied in Bhagat Singh.

Critique: Some movies entertain, some inform. If one film succeeds in doing both than it is unquestionably a very good film. Sometimes a film rises to even greater heights by fusing the medium and the message in such a way as to give birth to an even higher art form. What is that special something I speak of? It's inspiration.

The 2002 release `The Legend of Bhagat Singh' starring Ajay Devjan as the revolutionary Indian freedom fighter and martyr is truly an inspirational work bringing to life tumultuous times in the history of India and providing the audience with an iconic, unforgettable portrait of a man of great conviction and courage. The film excels on every level; excellent production values, superb acting, well conceived story development and memorable soundtrack. However even with all the excellence one finds in this film there is still one thing that outshines everything else, the performance of Ajay Devjan. Ajay was born to play Bhagat Singh, exuding all the emotions and interior motivatiions that defined the man and his movement; idealism, hope, love of country, determination, defiance, self sacrifice and yes, hatred of the British. I would consider this to be his signature performance, absolutely mesmerizing.

Please watch this film and after you do ask yourself one question. Why are we all familiar with the name Mahatma Gandhi but we have never heard of Bhagat Singh?

- Anonymous

A brilliant movie about one of the greatest and most legendary freedom fighters of India: Bhagat Singh. Every Indian must watch this movie.

- Anonymous

only watched about 1 hour, still didn't care for

- Anonymous

Absolutely loved this movie about a little known but effective youth leader named Bhagat Singh. What an inspiration he was! He was destined to greatness and martyrdom for the cause of independence in India. Yet we know so little about this Punjabi youth leader who quickly became a national leader. The movie was inspirational and well acted. It brought tears to the eyes as you watched their devotion to the cause of freeing India from colonialism and it made one think of the conditions that still persist there.
This is a must watch movie.

- Anonymous

The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a wonderful representation of India, in the middle of its struggle to throw the British out. As with any with movie with a historical basis, I was a nervous that Bollywood would use artistic license to cheapen the story. In fact, the director, Santoshi shows in details how Bhagat came to develop his views of the British with very little outside distraction.

Ajay Devgan is excellent as a the title character, bringing the necessary passion that only he can provide with his steel-y stare. Of particular note is the scene showing the freedom fighters telling Gandhi to stop working within the British framework. Westerners can see the parallel between Gandhi's nonviolent methods and the more revolutionary Bhagat Singh with Martin Luther King's methods vs Malcolm X "by any means necessary" credo.

As the last reviewer mentioned, it's a great reference for those interested in India's independence struggle and it truly reinvigorated my interest in Indian history.

See this movie if you enjoy eastern history, but won't go for the traditional Bollywood flick.

- Anonymous

Stunning, absolutely stunning. Whenever one witnesses a film like 'Legend of Bhagat Singh', one can only just stare and mentally get back to the earlier days. It's hard to find a single flaw throughout the film as the whole cast and crew join hands to give a stunning presentation of the events that took place in 1928 British-India. Ajay Devgan is absolutely brilliant, he gives a performance of a lifetime! Devgan effortlessly gets in the shoes of the legendary patriotic hero and takes us on a ride through history. An excellent performance from almost the whole cast and above all Sushant Singh who gives his very best as 'Sukhdev'. Top notch performances along with a beautiful score is not all you will get, there is much more here that makes the film much more than just a biographical epic.

In the list of top Biography epics like 'Joan of Arc - The Messenger', 'Queen Margot' and many more, 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh' definitely hits the list as well. It's a true masterpiece.

- Anonymous

Its a must see for all Indians. History refresher.

- Anonymous

This is clearly one of my absolutely favourite films ever! It is extremely well-made and Santoshi isn't afraid of portraying history as he sees it. The film is very informative as well as exciting.

I cannot think of a single thing to say negatively about this film. It is just awesome!

- Anonymous

This is an excellent depiction of the life of Bhagat Singh. It is close to what happened to him in real life, and the only part I was not convinced was his potential relationship with a village girl (as depicted) but this is expected as Bollywood loves to distort the truth.

There are several memorable scenes, and really helps to open up the whole argument of who saved India from the British, and that this was never sloly in the hands of Mahatma Gandhi.

I would have given this 5 out of 5, but the reason for the lower marking is because of the extremely dodgy English accents depicted by the British in the film. They are clearly not English, and stand somewhere between South African and Australian, but I can't quite make where exactly.

For me, the highlights include the scenes at the beginning of the film, the prison scenes, court scenes and the end of the film (including Chandrashekhar Azad's scene).

A pity they did not expand more on the religious issues at the time, and the significance of people like Al Jinnah, as this would have been relevant also since Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs were very much united under the British.

- Anonymous

From time to time,it is hard to fathom,but the Bollywood film industry does knock out a good film that is far from the usual plethora of singing and dancing ad nausea that is constantly rammed down the throats of the movie viewer!.Albeit some errors that go almost go hand in hand in Indian cinema,this movie surpasses the requirements of most viewers, who are left entertained and indeed educated in a sector of Indian history that is not usually advertised to any great extent.This film advertises that fact with the uttmost gusto, but coming from a country who's film making is somewhat open to ridicule,this effect has sadly entered this film too. Packed with a plethora of howlers, the movie will become certainly "nit picked" by historians who will find many howlers throughout.The best cock up is the scene where the governer general is addressing a member of staff.Immediately behind is a huge portrait of Queen Elizabeth 2nd in full regalia.Funny....I am sure the queen ascended to the throne in 1952 and not 1931, the year this film is based!. Furthermore, why oh why are the white European actors in this(and practically all other Hindi films) speak with a very unusual accent that seems to be a mixture of South African with a tinge of Australian?. I have yet to meet someone who exhibits this phenomenan!.
Anyway then, appart from the usual annomalies associated with Hindi films, this one is well above average and does pay homage to a freedom fighter that needs far more publicity than what has already been granted to him.

- Anonymous

राजकुमार संतोषी द्वारा निर्देशित एवं अजय देवगन के लाजवाब अभिनय से सजी द लेजेंड ऑफ भगत सिंह देश की स्वतंत्रता से पहले के परिदृश्य को समझने में बहुत ही सहायक है। भगत सिंह की विचारधारा एवं उनको सोच को यह फिल्म अच्छे से दर्शाती है साथ ही सुशांत सिंह व अखिलेन्द्र मिश्रा का अभिनय भी बहुत ही मार्मिक है। कुल मिलाकर यह फ़िल्म प्रत्येक देशवासी को देखनी चाहिए।

- Anonymous

The movie dont need a review from me, its a known fact that its the best made file on the legend. I have bought three discs to ensure a good print and now I like to share that the Shemaroo edition is a perfect DVD. Clear picture and sound. If you want to own this movie, buy it from Shemaroo's catalogue.

- Anonymous

good movie..guess most of story is true...Indians who love their country must watch this...good acting fro m all actors..ty amazon..

- Anonymous

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