On Subhash Chandra Bose’s 123rd birth anniversary on January 23, Shyam Benegal’s ‘Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero’ will be screened in Tokyo. The film will be screened with Japanese subtitles to make it more accessible to the Japanese audience.
Atul Tiwari, one of the writers of the film, says, “Tomio Mizokami from Osaka University of Foreign Studies, who was awarded the Padma Shri last year, has completed this project. He approached me last year with the idea to subtitle the film. It took him around one year to complete this project, and now, it will be screened for the first time in Tokyo with Japanese subtitles.”
Depicting the life of the Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose, the film will also be screened at the inauguration of the digitized museum on Netaji at the Red Fort on January 23. Tiwari said, “Our film will also be permanently running in the gallery of Netaji’s museum at the Red Fort.”
Shyam Benegal, the director of the film, said, “Earlier, the film has been screened several times in Japan, albeit without Japanese subtitles, and it has received a good response each time.”
The original movie was released 14 years ago, starring Sachin Khedekar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajit Kapur, Arif Zakaria, and Divya Dutta, among others.