- In Theaters
- Oct 2, 2019
- 2hrs, 22mins
क़दम क़दम बढ़ाये जा, ख़ुशी के गीत गाये जा…ये ज़िंदगी है क़ौम की, तू क़ौम पे लुटाये जा!
“क़दम क़दम बढ़ाये जा, ख़ुशी के गीत गाये जा…ये ज़िंदगी है क़ौम की, तू क़ौम पे लुटाये जा” – Whenever I hear this, it feels like warm blood is rushing through the heart to the whole body. It reminds me the regimental quick march of Nethaji – Sri Subhas Chandra Bose and is very special since this song is currently the regimental quickmarch of the Indian Army. Since I was a kid, I was inspired by Bose ji for his idealism, his support to empower women, secularism, his advocacy of complete unconditional independence and other liberal ideas. There are other sides of Netaji that he is more know to the world as – the Nationalist who was imprisoned and expelled from India, his Socialistic ideas and…there is a long list. He was probably the most controversial (well, I don’t like the word but can’t deny the fact as to how he was perceived) leader of the Independence times and the most controversial part of his life was his “death”.
Bose ji’s death In the consensus of scholarly opinion, occurred from third-degree burns on 18 August 1945 after his overloaded Japanese plane crashed in Japanese-ruled Formosa (now Taiwan) however, many among his supporters, especially in Bengal, refused at the time, and have refused since, to believe either the fact or the circumstances of his death. Conspiracy theories appeared within hours of his death and have persisted since then, keeping alive various martial myths about Bose ji. There have been long been theories that he survived the crash, made his way to India and lived as “Gumnami Baba” in Uttar Pradesh’s Faridabad for several decades. An American handwriting expert has concluded that Bose lived India for several decades after Independence as Gumnaami Baba. The expert, Carl Baggett, reached his conclusion after studying letters written by both Bose ji and Gumnaami Baba (Baggett is an authority on document examination with over 40 years of experience, completed over 5000 cases and is certified by American Bureau of Document Examiners.
The book, ‘Conundrum: Subhas Bose’s Life After Death’ by Chandrachur Ghose and Anuj Dhar mentions a set of around 130 letters and 10,000 pages of documents including journals written by other INA members, who met Gumnaami Baba during that period. The book also tried addressing the most obvious question all of us have “Why did Bose ji remain in hiding for so many years?” – The reasons could be because of apparent post-traumatic stress disorder which manifested in occasional false memories ad delusions in him! There are may more such researches and theories that support Bose ji’s living as Gumaami Baba and this movie “Gumnaami” is based on the ‘Mukherjee Commissions Hearings’ . The film shows the three theories trying to explain the death or disappearance of Bose ji.
The film ‘Gumnaami’ is about the assignment given to journalist Chandrachur Dhar(Anirban Bhattacharya) for sending reports on Subhash Chandra Bose’s Death mystery. He takes up the assignment and spends months to gather evidence and Knowledge about Bose ji to an extent where he becomes obsessed about Bose ji and that even affects his personal life. Mentally frustrated, Dhar quits his job and forms a team dedicated to solving the mystery. At the 2005 Mukherjee Commission he addresses the jury in a bold manner dedicated to bring the truth to the world. According to him, there was no plane crash at all in 1945. Bose had preplanned to fake his death to the world and asked his most trustworthy soldier of INA Habibur Rehman to be with him and not to disclose his fake death to anyone. Bose ji then continues to live as ‘Gumnaami Baba’ till 1985 and passes away leaving regret to his disciples who believe where 13 lakh people should have been present at his funeral and only 13 disciples were present.
Will the Commission hearing come in favour of Dhar and his team? What are the numerous evidences he gathers to support his research? Why does Dhar feel that it his responsibility to let the world know about Bose ji’s Death? – Please watch the movie ‘Gumnaami’ for all the answers. What is special about the movie is that it instantly connects with anyone even though you don’t know either the language or the Actor. It makes you emotional and at the end of the movie you feel like standing up and offering a salute, paying respects to one of the most fearless leaders our country has ever produced – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose ji. His life is full of lessons and the most important one is that
Fighting is more important than Victory
and it is a lesson that we all should understand and practice in our lives when we get dejected for the smallest things in life. It is important in a generation where the ‘give-up’ attitude seems to be the most prevailing in current generation – even for the smallest circumstances. Life is so very precious and,
Every Life has to have a purpose!
Watch Gumnaami on Prime Video to know some unknown, interesting and hidden facts about Bose ji – his life and his death. More importantly, please watch it to realise how valuable one can make their Life to be. Irrespective of the conspiracies and controversies, Bose ji is definitely one of the strongest and fearless leader our Nation very much needed at the time of Independence and I strongly believe that he worked every second of his life for the country and its freedom. Bose ji’s spirit will be alive in all of us – who work genuinely with all dedication and honesty to achieve something in Life which means he is immortal and will be alive till the world exists.
সুভাষজী, সুভাষজী ও জানে হিন্দ আগায়ে
হে নাজ জিসপে হিন্দ কো ও সানে হিন্দ আগায়ে।
Subhas Ji Subhas Ji Woh Jane, Hind Aa Gaye
Hey naaj jispe hind ko wo sane, Hind Aa Gaye