Remembering Netaji: The man who crossed oceans to free his nation
On the event of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo and the seventy fifth anniversary of India’s Independence, Doordarshan will premiere the movies ‘The Transformation’ in English and ‘Naya Janma’ in Hindi on August 14 and 15, respectively. The movie is about 54 minutes lengthy.
‘The Transformation’ (‘Naya Janma’ in Hindi) traces the lifetime of Sri Aurobindo from 1908 to 1909, a turning level in his religious evolution. The Alipore Bomb Case trial, which occurred from May 1908 to May 1909, is an occasion of historic significance throughout which the British authorities arrested Sri Aurobindo, then a outstanding nationalist chief identified by his earlier title, Aurobindo Ghose, his brother Barindra Ghose, and various younger revolutionaries.
They had been charged with “conspiracy” or “waging war against the King” — the equal of excessive treason and punishable with demise by hanging.
DD to telecast Sri Aurobindo documentary on Aug 14-15IANS
This documentary highlights landmark occasions that occurred throughout this era. The movie has pictures of the particular areas in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, the place the bomb blast occurred and for which Khudiram Bose was hanged. It covers the railway station the place Bose’s affiliate, Prafulla Chaki, shot himself earlier than being caught and the hill the place Barindra Ghose and his associates examined the bomb.
The movie additionally contains pictures of the Alipore Jail in Kolkata the place Sri Aurobindo was saved in solitary confinement and the Uttarpara Jaykrishna Public Library in West Bengal, the place Sri Aurobindo for the primary time revealed publicly his Yoga and his religious experiences. Rare newspapers from the British Library and the National Library with precise writings from Sri Aurobindo kind the idea of this movie.
Filmed with a number of cameras, ‘The Transformation’ (‘Naya Janma’) has been directed by Abhijit Dasgupta, the recipient of greater than 30 nationwide and worldwide documentary movie awards. The music is by Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar and Anup Mukherjee has supervised the sound design. The editor of the movie is Satyendra Mohanty.
The Pandavani music within the movie has been rendered by ‘Chota Teejan’ Sima Ghosh and a music courting again to 1910 has been recreated by Sohini Roy Chowdhury.
In the courtroom enactments, Cyrus Madan performs the prosecuting counsel Yeardley Norton’s position. Pradip Mitra is Additional Sessions Judge Charles Beachcroft and Ashoke Viswanathan seems as Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, then a younger barrister.
The movie has been produced by the Sri Aurobindo Society and the Kolkata Sukriti Foundation.