Randeep Hooda will be next seen in a biopic film named Swatantra Veer Savarkar. The first look of the film got revealed today on 28th May which marks the 139th birth anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. There could have been no better occasion to announce the film of a freedom fighter than his birthday. To portray the role of the great Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, who is honored as Swatantra Veer Savarkar, the filmmakers roped in Randeep Hooda.
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was an Indian politician, activist, and writer, who developed the Hindu nationalist political ideology of Hindutva while imprisoned at Ratnagiri in 1922. Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Legend Studios chose to present a movie on a leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha.
Sharing the first look, Randeep Hooda said, “This is a salute to one of the tallest unsung heroes of India’s struggle for freedom and self-actualisation. I hope I can live up to the challenge of filling such big shoes of a true revolutionary and tell his real story which had been brushed under the carpet for so long..”
Producer Anand Pandit, wrote, “Randeep has time and again showcased his skill set as an actor and moreover, shown that he can transform into the character he portrays. But in case of Savarkar, there is an added dynamic because of his uncanny resemblance to the freedom fighter. I am a lover of history and excited to have the cinematic privilege to bring to 70 mm the story of a leader whose story must be told.”
Director Mahesh Manjrekar states, “People may have different versions in their mind for Savarkar but as a filmmaker, I’m trying to match the same thought which Savarkar had. So, the character of Savarkar in the film will not have any difference from what Savarkar was in real life. He was the iconic freedom fighter and we’ll ensure that he’s never forgotten ever by any Indian.”
Filmmaker Sandeep Singh shares, “At a time when films of Harshad Mehta, Vijay Mallya, and Lalit Modi are trending, I am more interested in telling the story of Veer Savarkar’s life. He was the first dynamic hero of India and the only man who could have saved the Partition in 1947. Through this film, I, not only as a filmmaker, but most importantly as an Indian, want to tell the world the facts about Savarkar’s struggle. His courageous fight for freedom, his fearless persona which scared the British, and his commitment for Hindutva till his last breath is heavily inspiring. He is the most misunderstood hero and it is high time that we understand him, and moreover celebrate this rebel. He never got what he deserved and hence, I plead that Savarkar should be gracefully awarded with the Bharat Ratan and Nobel Prize.”