Produced under the banner of Tips Films by the able direction of Rajkumar Santoshi and the melodious musicals by the music director A R. Rahman, The Legend of Bhagat Singh ruled the celluloid screens nationwide in 2002. The Legend of Bhagat Singh- the film is certainly a great work of art, excelling most of the contemporary productions in best direction, cinematography and screenplay. Topping the list of favorites of the movie enthusiasts, the film earned a great deal of fame and popularity countrywide with the best performance of both the star and the supporting casts.
The casting in The Legend of Bhagat Singh enthralled the movie viewers as it brought together quite a number of popular actors of Bollywood with Ajay Devgan in the lead role of the martyr. Ajay showed extraordinary talent in bringing out the real charm of the character of Bhagat Singh with the perfect mood that the role required. With Sushant Singh as Sukhdev, D. Santosh as Rajguru, Akhilendra Mishra as Chandrashekhar Azad and Raj Babbar as Kishan Singh, Bhagat Singh`s father, the film reached new heights of excellence in characterization, dramatization and style.
The story in The Legend of Bhagat Singh was perfectly portrayed in the film by the skilled direction of Santoshi depicted the philosophy of life of the hero explicitly displaying his pains and commitments for the freedom of his motherland.
The excellent graphics, cinematography and the perfect screenplay by the director himself along with the delicately worked upon script by Ranjit Kapoor and Piyush Mishra, successfully brought about the magical charm in the film that impressed the viewers as never before.
The songs in The Legend of Bhagat Singh were perfectly composed by A R Rahman, the great musical genius of Bollywood, with such elegance and precision that they maintained the overall sensitivity of the film. The playback performances in the movie not only upheld the nationalistic feeling but were also suitable for bringing out the exact mood of the sequences affecting the audience with the touch of patriotism. Rajkumar Santoshi worked wonders in skillfully maintaining the balance between the historical facts and fiction, when presenting his great work of artistry in front of the audience. The movie not only conformed with the historical details but also lacked any sequential errors in displaying the incidents before the viewers.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh, by Rajkumar Santoshi was really a masterpiece ever made in Bollywood for a long time. The film ran for 3 nominations and a total of 9 wins. Ajay Devgan got the Filmfare Awards for the best actor for his brilliant performance in portraying the character of Bhagat Singh, A R. Rahman got the award for best music and Rajkumar Santoshi bagged the best film award.
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