The 51st International Film Festival of India has joined the national and international celebrations of the 125th Birth Anniversary Year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in a very fitting manner, with a special screening of “The Forgotten Hero”, 2005 film today, at the festival venue in Panaji, Goa.
Screening of the The Forgotten Hero at IFFI comes at a very apposite moment, on a day when the Government of India begins the celebration of Netaji’s 125th Birth Anniversary Year.
Speaking about the special screening, festival director Chaitanya Prasad says: “Netaji remains one of the most beloved national heroes and a towering icon of India’s freedom struggle. The screening of The Forgotten Hero has been scheduled to honour and remember Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s indomitable personality and selfless service to the nation. On the 125th birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter, we fondly remember Netaji’s unparalleled contribution to the country.”
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero has actor and director Sachin Khedekar in the lead role, playing Netaji. The film has received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for the year 2005.