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    Veer Savarkar Movie Review: A Mixed Portrayal of India’s Controversial Freedom Fighter

    Swatantrya Veer Savarkar Movie Review Rating:

    Star Cast: Randeep Hooda, Ankita Lokhande, Amit Sial, Anjali Hoodfa, Jay Nano Patel, Rajesh Khera, Santosh Ojha, Russell Geoffrey Banks

    Director: Randeep Hooda

    What’s Good: Lesser-known facts about a man, many of them shocking, who wanted Independence from the British and an inclusive India

    What’s Bad: Too many chapters of Savarkar’s illustrious life crammed in a too-lengthy narration that fails to engross and rouse the viewer

    Loo Break: Off and on especially in the overlong ‘Kala Pani’ phase

    Watch or Not?: Your choice, but be prepared for boredom at many junctures

    Language: Hindi

    Available On: Theatrical release

    Runtime: 178 Minutes

    Swatantrya Veer Savarkar attempts to depict the life of India’s controversial freedom fighter but falls short. Directed by Randeep Hooda, who also plays Savarkar, the film struggles with historical accuracy and storytelling balance.

    The script, co-written by Hooda and Utkarsh Naithani, delves into lesser-known aspects of Savarkar’s life but wanders into unnecessary subplots. Certain liberties taken with historical events strain credibility.

    Randeep Hooda shines as Savarkar, delivering a nuanced performance. Amit Sial impresses as Ganesh Savarkar, adding depth to familial dynamics.

    However, the supporting cast fails to leave a mark, with key historical figures receiving scant characterization. Excessive dark shots and reliance on English subtitles mar Hooda’s direction.

    While the music is functional, the background score by Sandesh Shandilya and Mathias Duplessy stands out.

    Overall, Swatantrya Veer Savarkar struggles to do justice to its subject matter. Viewers seeking a more engaging portrayal of Savarkar’s life may prefer the 2001 biopic Veer Savarkar.

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