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10/10
Out of words
ratzshayan21 November 2017
That's enough criticism for such a MAMMOTH project. The people of India are grateful to you all for giving life to such a Great Person again . IT IS A REVOLUTION INDEED. The work you have done, I am in short of words to express my gratitude. Never imagine that type of series made in India. Jai Hind.
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10/10
Overwhelming
drsaicat20 November 2017
Warning: Spoilers
10/10 Undoubtedly the best effort till date to portray the Greatest leader of the Nation. Serious flaw : 1.Timeline. This "Back and forth" approach is seriously hampering the flow of the story. The Editor should keep it straight according to the timeline as far as possible . The incidents are very complex to understand. And they take place in so many countries, that the common people will get confused what happened when and why.

2. Leader of the mass No shot was there where Netaji is shown addressing a huge crowd as a congress leader. Thus a fresher won't realize what a popular leader he was. 3. Cornered by the congress and British This part could have been a little elaborated.

That's enough criticism for such a MAMMOTH project. The people of India are grateful to you all.... for giving life to such a Great Person again . IT IS A REVOLUTION INDEED. The work you have done, I am in short of words to express my gratitude. Jai Hind.
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10/10
Best TV series- Bose is alive in heart of every Indian. Best tribute to him from ALT Balaji.
mknayak25 November 2017
This series leads me to write my first review on IMDb. Amazing acting by Rajkumar Rao as usual. Story and screenplay is amazing. Salute to Balaji films for bringing such controversial issue in well manner. Must see for all Indian. Create interest in such a way that you will complete all episodes in one go.
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10/10
" Phenomenal "
ksb-9143229 November 2017
Its phenomenal.....Rajkummar Rao has proved it again.

Its like a movie.....one can watch the series at one go....as the episodes are of short duration.

Great acting....superb dialogues....Do Not Miss.

Wish it was made lengthy enough like big time series.

Don't get mislead by the negative reviews.
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10/10
Excellently crafted
prtkkulkarni22 November 2017
Rajkumar Rao proves his mettle once again! Do not miss this one! Acting is really good for most part of it. The sets look authentic. Music is top notch! Highly recommend it.

P.S. To all the critiques(Especially the one guy who talked about people who liked it being high), you are only supposed express your opinions about the show, not the viewers.No reason to judge people who like it. If your entire life is predicated on looking down upon others based on their choice of movies/TV series, maybe you need to grow up and comprehend the concept of 'Different taste-buds'. Also, you lead a sorry life!
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9/10
I was expecting good performance, but, this was beyond expectation.
raja-mishra721 February 2018
Bose: Dead or Alive brings the legend of Subhas Bose alive, for this generation of audience. It was managed well, acting was mostly, above average, I would like to think the adaptation from the book was good, but looks like the liberty was taken to remove the controversial portions- which again must be seen as appropriate for the larger audience, cinematography and screen play were almost- good.

Over all, this series, inspired me to start digging further on Bose and mysteries surrounding him, all over again. So, it manages to leave an impact.
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10/10
If you haven't saw it yet then you really don't know what you are missing!
prajvalraval28 November 2017
It is the best web-series ever created in India. Everything about it is just Brilliant and Excellent, everything from direction to music and from writing to cliffhangers left at the end of every single episode. Its a nicely paced series, once you start watching it you will never want to leave it making it a Binge worthy. Its completely different from any Indian clichés out there on the web. In fact the music is so awesome that you will never want to skip the intro that is played in the beginning of episode. Beside the casting for this show is just the most worthy cast for their roles. Even the director has left some major twists that will make your mind go "WHAT?". After watching the series I just want to say to you that if you haven't seen it already you really don't know what you are missing!
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9/10
A classic BOSE attitude Pill which fills your heart with true patriotic feelings...!!!!
ankurdreamersprout7 May 2018
BOSE : DEAD or Alive.. Does it matter or not.. Yes it always matter...!!

This Alt Balaji's classic take on Netaji is great in attitude & adrenaline rush.. Although I don't like Indian web series because they treat their audience like fools.. But this Series delivers exactly what it depict..

Why to watch it.:--- 1. Short episodes approx 18 min each (excluding opening & closed credits) 2. Focus on Netaji's attitude & style without distraction.. 3. Series is too fast that you can't even blink.. its like short thrill ride with patriotic feelings... 4. Great performance by Rajkumar Rao & other actors (full of energy)

Don't Watch if:-- 1. You expect some history lesson. 2. You expect some detailed & traditional narration..

My recommendation is to enjoy this revolutionary pill which fills your heart with excitement & patriotism...
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10/10
Simply super!
rajesh-kusuma-3324 November 2017
The TV show is really good, all the way through watching experience is good. Really enjoyed the history that is covered.

Raj Kumar acting is really good, in fact, all the actors did really well.

But how much factual and correctness is there, that can only be known with enough knowledge on this topic.
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10/10
Real hero
leve-3234929 September 2018
Must watch it guys.the story of bose is truly inspirational one.
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10/10
Thought provoking, greatest true Indian leader ignored by contemporary India's history.
surajkinekar24 September 2018
One of the much needed kind of series to watch for.
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8/10
Bose,the hero not Bose,the man
pancholi-kota25 November 2017
Wud he have been the PM had he been alive is not a question that has a straightforward an answer.Had Netaji been alive,he wud have had to contend with not Nehru,but Patel for the post.Jawaharlal wud have been a fine choice for the external affairs minister for either of them.But that is not the point of this web series.

This series is based on Anuj Dhar's book which explores various conspiracy theories related to Netaji's disappearance in 1945.Even without the mystery surrounding his death and disappearance,Netaji's life exudes a certain kind of romance that perhaps only Bhagat Singh's can match.His escape from house arrest in early 40s is stuff of legends.He managed to overcome Gandhi and Nehru's opposition to win the elections for Congress Presidency in 1938 and 1939.His antics in college as a student leader,organizing 2000 khaki clad supporters on the streets of Calcutta in 1928,getting elected as Mayor of Calcutta ,attempt to sell Khadi to Price of Wales ,selection and resignation from ICS, his meeting with Hitler,his slogans and radio broadcasts,organization of INA ,the campaign in Andaman-Burma and NE,and his tribute to Gandhi addressing him as Father Of The Nation,are all glorious episodes of Indian history.

And this is exactly my problem with the we series.They have far too little screen time.A 21 minute episode has a minute and half of opening credits and then three and half minutes of some loud,screeching bangla rock song playing at closing credits.These feel quite anachronistic .The background score of the series is over the top and belongs in a Guy ritchie film.The total runtime of 144-150 minutes ,distributed over nine episodes is quite less to accommodate everything.Sure ,u have made a casting coup in that u have the best (most versatile) actor of the generation ,Rajkumar Rao playing Subhash.What joy is there in watching this actor at the height of his prowess.His mannerisms are perfect,his eyes convey so much.His body language is confidence personified,and RR is always in charge .Given the format /script of the show,the director has chosen to only show flashes of various incidents/events and historical moments.Its imperative then that he portrays Bose only as a hero,and not as a human.The net result is that Rajkumar doesn't get the opportunity to showcase Bose's vulnerabilities and possible insecurities.This is our Netaji as we see in posters adorned on walls,the commander-in-chief of Azad Hind Fauz,the hope of a nation. Naveen Kasturia has done some good work over the years for TVF and in Suleimani Keeda.He plays a fictional character of an Indian cop in the film,who has had close association with Netaji over the years.Although his voice-over of the series is not quite good,but he has given an honest performance as Darbara singh.Rest all characters,be it the English policemen,INA associates,Gandhi,Nehru,Bose's family members and Emily Shaenkel,have all been rendered caricatures .

A jarring note for me was how the dialogues between historical figures have been written.Jawahar might have addressed Bose as Subash,Bose or Mr Bose,but somehow I dunt buy the idea that Subhash (eight years younger) wud have addressed the former as Nehru (neither privately,nor in public).This is not how we address each other in India,not not,and certainly not then.Nehru and MKG have been spared the tags of villain,despite obvious temptations.

The series does suggest that Netaji might not have died in Formosa in 1945.He possibly didn't even board that flight.There were rumours regarding a lot of gold,and treachery by some of its associates.Maybe he was spotted in Manchuria,and went to Russia from there.The circumstances related to his death and the shabby investigation post-death don't quite add up.The truth will never be known.That is the worst part .Why could/do we not have some counterfactual history .Philip Roth wrote The Plot Against America in which he imagined a scenario in which Charles Lindberg ( a record breaking pilot and a Nazi sympathizer)becomes the US president in 1940,and a wave of anti-semitism grips America.What wud have happened had Bose,who collaborated with Nazis and the Axis powers ,survived the war .Would he have been tried at the famous Tokyo Trials ? Or with Dhillo,sehgal and shahnawaz at the Red Fort Trials ? Bose was a socialist(maybe even a communist) at heart.Would we have seen a USSR-like polit bureau system ? Would he just have collaborated with Nehru and ousted Patel and the conservative section from the Congress ?

I highly recommend this Web series.Hansal Mehta (producer) and RK Rao has given us Shahid,Aligarh and City Lights,and now I look forward to their next offering Omerta.If u cant afford to read the book,at least watch this.The script cud have been written better,run time could easily have been longer,characters cud have been rounder and music could have been less shrill.As for watching something that presents Bose,the man ,maybe we can wait a bit longer.I ,for one,am very interested in the Patel-Nehru-Gandhi-Bose interpersonal relationships.But not much has been written on it,certainly not as a complete work in itself.
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10/10
A Must Watch! Bravest attempt on the life of the Liberator of India
anustup-2160218 May 2019
Simply the best web-series in India till date. Those who have not watched it must especially if you are grateful to those who sacrificed their lives to let us breathe in a free country. Bose was the greatest revolutionary ofIndia for no doubt and undoubtedly this series is the bravest attempt to his life and struggle in a stormy way. Rajkumar Rao take a bow for his superb acting as usual and scripts, story and music are super-thrilling! Heartiest thanks to Ekta Kapoor and Alt Balaji for choosing a subject like this and show respect to the liberator of India. Wish it was lengthier as the series would live you want to see and learn more about the inside truth of the biggest mystery of India and you will end up watching it again and again and again! Hope another season comes!
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9/10
Must watch
yogeshgangwarmg17 April 2019
One of the best Web series i ever seen and Rajkumar rao is just fabulous
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9/10
Perfect Tribute to Bose, Waiting for Season 2
vikram-ry12327 March 2019
The historical plots were nicely became live. I like Rajkummar Rao's acting. He suited naturally for this role. I am waiting for the Season 2.
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10/10
Snatch the victory from the jaws of defeat......
alokjihanumatsharma27 March 2019
The Revolutionary Subhash Chandra Boss... Was Dead or live it's a great mystery in the Indian history. These episodes shows us how congress did'n want that India never get freedom in the leadership of Neta Ji. Jai Hind
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10/10
Marvellous!!!
vickeybsht17 February 2019
This review may be biased but even if you are not an Indian you might like it. If you love patriotic themes and if you love brilliance and if you wanna feel you have done nothing in life ( don't feel bad, there are many). This is brilliant portrayal of the brilliance of an extraordinary man. I had no respect for Ekta Kapoor's productions but what an irony she has produced one of my top rated series (or movies) and that said when I watch contents from all around the world.
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8/10
An intriguing mystery of a Legend Subhash Chandra Bose
ruchirpathak_it2128 January 2019
Watched 2nd series from AltBalaji named BOSE DEAD/ALIVE. This series is based on a book named INDIA'S BIGGEST COVERUP by Anuj Dhar. It chronicles the mystery regarding Subhash Chandra Bose's death. The series consists of 9 episodes, where Bose's role is played by Rajkumar Rao. A nicely made series with good direction and fine screenplay, this series is a must watch, again it shows a main party in a bad light. The series is shot with interlinking different timelines in each episode. Rajkumar along with Naveen Kasturia (TVF fame, Played Darbari lal, Indian British hawaldaar) and Edward Sonnenblick (Calcutta IG Stanley) and Anna Ador (as Bose's wife Emilie) has done a decent job in acting department. I also liked its background score and Bengali title track. Recommended 4/5
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10/10
What I jus saw😍😍😍😍😍
mynameisanirban23 January 2019
Plz plz plz.... watch this...I have no words to describe it...they have done a good research on netaji🙏🙏... everything was best...but I think they can go lil't more deep... climax was best
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9/10
Outstanding Performance
parmarvandana-080135 December 2018
Bose: Dead/Alive is amazing, music gives you more thrill while watching series... You tend to read the whole story or The original Book. Acting of Rajkumar Rao is once again excellent.
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10/10
Rajkumar Rao is a Gem.
wapgalaxy15 November 2018
Best performance by Rajkumar Rao... Every aspect about Neta Ji is there in this series.. A must watch..
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10/10
Long Live Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose...
xmanin30 August 2018
This movie is outstanding that's it....RajKumar Rao as Netaji is perfect,he dedicated himself for this movie... everyone did wonderful acting..
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9/10
Beyond Expectations.
siddharthabadal7 August 2018
This Series was beyond my Expectations. I seriously never thought it would be this good. Beautifully driven, directed and delivered. Many Indians don't even know much about Netaji and believed what media wrote. This series clears all doubt and leaves you feeling thrilled and proud. What a brilliant and skilled man he was who gave his everything to his country. Must watch.
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10/10
A must watch web series for all indians specially bengalis.
avijitbhatt31 May 2018
Every Bengali and Indian will love this series. It is a great initiative by ALT BALAJI by casting such an mysterious and vital historical event infront of the world.
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10/10
Amazing, Mind Blowing
kshfl626 March 2018
A must watch series for everyone. A great work done by ALT Balaji to bring out the facts on the mystery story of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
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