Randeep Hooda’s “Swatantrya Veer Savarkar” is Now on OTT

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To honor the 141st birth anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Randeep Hooda announced that his film, Swatantrya Veer Savarkar, is now available for streaming on ZEE5. Hooda shared this exciting news with his fans on social media, writing, “On his 141st Birth Anniversary, relive the story of the one who sparked a Revolution against all odds & became the Most Dangerous Revolutionary of India. #SwatantryaVeerSavarkar now streaming, only on ZEE5.

In a significant gesture, Hooda visited the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where Savarkar was imprisoned for life, totaling fifty years. This visit marked the importance of the day and reflected Hooda’s deep connection with the historical figure he portrays in the film.

About the Film Swatantrya Veer Savarkar

Swatantrya Veer Savarkar is Randeep Hooda’s directorial debut, and he also stars in the lead role. The film features Ankita Lokhande as Yamuna Bai, Savarkar’s wife. This cinematic portrayal delves into the life of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one of India’s most influential and controversial figures in the struggle for independence. Born on May 28, 1883, in Bhagur, Savarkar is revered for his revolutionary ideas and actions.

Tributes and Recognition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Savarkar on his birth anniversary, acknowledging his dedication and contributions to India’s freedom struggle. In a post on social media, the Prime Minister wrote, “Tribute to the great freedom fighter Veer Savarkar ji on his birth anniversary, who dedicated his life in the service of the motherland.”

Randeep Hooda’s Connection

Randeep Hooda as Savarkar

Speaking about the film, Randeep Hooda shared his deep involvement in bringing Savarkar’s story to life. He said, “After studying Savarkar ji’s entire story and trying to live his life and portray it on screen, I became very involved in it.” Hooda expressed his gratification in receiving positive feedback from people close to Savarkar, including his family and notable figures like the Mangeshkar family. “When people who knew Veer Savarkar, like his family and those close to him, gave me a pat on the back saying that I portrayed him very well, truthfully, and powerfully, it felt great because such validation is often very rare.”

Challenges of Biographical Films

Randeep Hooda acknowledged the challenges in creating biographical films, especially in capturing the essence of a person’s life comprehensively. He said, “Often when you make biopics, the close ones of the person say you didn’t include this or show that. But I tried to encapsulate his entire 53-year life in 3 hours. So, it feels like a validation when I receive an award from their side.”

Swatantrya Veer Savarkar is now streaming on ZEE5, offering viewers a chance to delve into the life of a significant yet controversial figure in India’s fight for independence. Randeep Hooda’s dedication to portraying Savarkar with authenticity and depth shines through in this film, making it a must-watch for those interested in India’s rich history and the individuals who shaped it.

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