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Raag Desh (2017)

A period film based on the historic 1945 Indian National Army Red Fort Trials.

Director:

Tigmanshu Dhulia
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kunal Kapoor ... Maj. Gen. Shah Nawaz Khan
Amit Sadh ... Lt. Col. Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon
Mohit Marwah Mohit Marwah ... Col. Prem Kumar Sahgal
Kenneth Desai Kenneth Desai ... BhulaBhai Desai
Mrudula Murali ... Captain Lakshmi Swaminathan
Kanwaljit Singh ... Achruram Sahgal
Kenny Basumatary Kenny Basumatary ... Subash Chandra Bose
Vijay Varma ... Jamal Kidwai
R. Bhakti Klein ... Judge Advocate F.C.A. Kerin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sanjay Brown Sanjay Brown ... Gandhi
Zachary Coffin ... Colonel John Bentley
Navneet Gairola Navneet Gairola
Kumar Kanchan Ghosh ... Asif Ali (as Kanchan Ghosh)
Dinesh Goel Dinesh Goel ... Military army
Jeffrey Goldberg Jeffrey Goldberg ... Hugh Toye
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A period film based on the historic 1945 Indian National Army Red Fort Trials.

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Action | Drama | History

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Fort Trials See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tigmanshu Dhulia Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Shah Nawaz Khan, the titular character portrayed by Kunal Kapoor, who was a prominent Indian politician, is the maternal Grandfather of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. See more »

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I enjoyed and got emotional..
29 July 2017 | by durlovSee all my reviews

Raag Desh like films must be made, and must be made like Raag Desh - honest, sincere, well researched and realistic without over sensationalism in any direction.

It is a story that will take to the times when India was fighting for independence at various levels. The language, dress, sets and the manner of speaking has been done so well that one would not contest the idea and the script. It makes a true story even truer.

The film brings out the patriotism the way it existed in India of then. The elite educated in the British built systems and institutions had accepted the British way of life, but there were fringes which discovered that true freedom is about running / owning the country and its jurisdiction. All the patriots portrayed are from well to do English speaking families and that makes the film interesting to watch. It brings a different perspective.

It is a must watch for every Indian to realize the cost of independence and the India of those times.


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