‘Rashtraputra’ the film is about our most dynamic forgotten hero of our freedom struggle – Chandrashekhar Azad. This film was screened in Cannes, France to standing ovation.
“Chandrashekhar Azad’s life and chronicles have been depicted in my film Rashtraputra which is the title given to this super-hero of a freedom fighter whose thoughts were like the flames of fire and his actions resulted virtually in ‘deadly blasts’. I am surprised that there has never been a film made on this mentor of other freedom fighters,” says Aazaad who has written, directed and edited the upcoming film Rashtraputra in which he also plays the central role of Chandrashekhar Azad.
Aazaad’s great grandfather Shri Brahmadev Pehalwan was a freedom fighter and this could have ignited a spark on this debutante filmmaker to produce a film on the lesser known yet the most important figure of our freedom struggle – Chandrashekhar Azad.
When FilmyTown asked the actor-director Aazaad about what was the most singled out comment or view that he received after the screening of Rashtraputra in Cannes, he replied, “An eminent French personality came up to me and said that he was extremely impressed with my style of filmmaking as it seemed on par with international standards.”
“We have shot the film at real locations in Jhansi, Allahabad, Delhi and Mumbai. This is the first multilingual film in Bollywood that would be released in 7 languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit, Punjabi English and French,” exclaimed Aazaad with pride glowing all over his face.
Chandrashekhar Azad was not only the commander-in-chief of hundustan Socialist Republican Army (HSRA) but an unmatched mentor, friend, philosopher and guide of several revolutionaries of HSRA like Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Bhagwaticharan Vohra, Durga Bhabhi and others.
Aazaad, Ruhi Singh, Anushka, Jamie Lever, Aryan Vaidya, Achint Kaur, Rakesh Bedi and Master Akshay Batchu play prominent characters in the film Rashtraputra.
The Bombay Talkies Studios has produced Rashtraputra with the ideology to create truthful awareness of the greatest revolutionary in the world – Chandrashekhar Azad. Rashtraputra will release soon in cinema halls.