Controversy erupts over 'Swatantrya Veer Savarkar' trailer as Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Warns Filmmakers

The trailer release of the upcoming film ‘Swatantrya Veer Savarkar,’ directed by and starring Randeep Hooda, has sparked controversy. The film's depiction of Veer Savarkar's interactions with key Indian Independence movement figures, including M.K. Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Subhas Chandra Bose, has drawn criticism from Chandra Kumar Bose, the grandnephew of Subhas Chandra Bose.

Chandra Kumar Bose expressed his concerns on social media platform X, where he praised the director for making a film on Veer Savarkar but emphasized the importance of accurately portraying Savarkar's true personality. He urged Hooda to avoid linking Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's name with Savarkar, stating, "Netaji was an inclusive secular leader & patriot of patriots."

Bose also shared a tweet highlighting the stark differences between Netaji and Savarkar, noting that while Netaji refused to compromise with British imperialists, Savarkar was known for his mercy petitions and acceptance of stipends from the British colonialists. The tweet also mentioned that Subhas Chandra Bose equated Savarkar with Jinnah.

In response to the controversy, Randeep Hooda, in a previous interview with Mid-Day, asserted that ‘Swatantrya Veer Savarkar’ is not a propaganda film. He claimed the movie aims to counter longstanding propaganda against Savarkar and addressed the issue of mercy petitions extensively in the film.

Produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Randeep Hooda Films, in collaboration with Legend Studios and Avak Films, ‘Swatantrya Veer Savarkar’ is set for release on March 22nd.