Randeep Hooda marks his directorial debut with Swatantrya Veer Savarkar amid many obstacles and controversy last year. Actress Ankita Lokhande plays the female lead
Swatantrya Veer Savarkar finally gets a release date after much controversy regarding its intellectual and copyright ownership between Randeep Hooda and the producers Sandeep Singh and Anand Palit. The thrilling biopic will be released theatrically on March 22, 2024. The release date was announced by Randeep Hooda as well as Taran Adarsh.
|Swatantrya Veer Savarkar
|March 22, 2024
|Randeep Hooda, Ankita Lokhande, Amit Sial
While Taran Adarsh revealed the nitty gritties, Randeep Hooda went ahead with the purpose of the film. Taran Adarsh confirmed the languages in which the film will be released, the project's cast and crew. Swatantrya Veer Savarkar will star Ankita Lokhande and Amit Sial, while Randeep Hooda plays the eponymous freedom fighter .
The film will be released in Hindi and Marathi and marks the directorial debut of Randeep Hooda as well. It is expected that the legal lawsuits surrounding the project are over, as all the producers remain with the project. Swatantrya Veer Saarkar is produced by Zee Studios, Sandeep Singh, Anand Palit, Randeep Hooda, and Sam Khan. The film is co-produced by Roopa Pandit, Yogesh Rahar, and Panchali Chakraborty.
As for Randeep Hooda, his caption explained the intent of the film. To showcase the perspective and struggle of the hero “removed from history” despite his invaluable contributions and constant resistance against India’s British colonization. The short announcement clip inquired whether Veer Savarkar (Vinayak Damodar Sarvarkar) is a traitor, a terrorist, or a hero?
The clip features a glimpse of Randeep Hooda bearing an uncanny resemblance with the historic and controversial Hindu political leader, who was proud of his ancient history and origin. A voiceover is heard declaring that the Indian independence activist did not have a problem with Gandhi, he had a problem with Ahimsa, here indicating non-struggle and peaceful protest against foreign colonial power while they desiccate our culture and heritage.
Swatantrya Veer Savarkar promises to be a thrilling and taut watch, especially if the freedom fighter’s life and autobiography are anything to go by. From leading protests against the British for India in London itself, to spending a decade undergoing nerve-wracking labour and torture in Cellular Jail, Savarkar had endured a lot during the freedom struggle. The life of the man once unjustly accused of plotting to kill Gandhi deserves a watch, especially with Randeep Hooda helming it.