Friends, Today we will be reviewing the Bengali film Sannyasi Deshonayok. Actor Victor Banerjee caught the attention of Gumnami Baba. How is the movie Sannyasi Deshonayok?
No definitive solution has yet been reached on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's death. Behind it, the central government's protracted manipulation, the cover-up of forensic reports, and a kind of deliberate reluctance of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru himself to reveal the truth have been working for many years.
In the 1980s, many people said that the monk named Gumnami Baba was Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. A few days ago, famous handwriting expert Curt Garrett was in the news again, saying that the handwriting of Gumnami Baba and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is the same.
Without informing him, a letter written by Gumnami Baba in 1962 and a letter written by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in 1934 were sent and asked if the author of the two letters was the same. He answered, "Yes!"
This same issue has been discussed before. But the solution could not be found. On September 16, 1985, Gumnami Baba died at Ram Bhavan, Faizabad. But the news was known after some time.
No one has seen his body, and no name is written in the crematorium register. However, the DNA test of Gumnami Baba's teeth proved that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's DNA is the same.
But the Uttar Pradesh government-appointed Bishnu Sahay Commission report made it clear that Gumnami Baba was a disciple of Netaji, not Netaji.
But those who knew Netaji knew-many of them, especially Leela Roy, met several government officials and talked to Gumnami Baba, and they too were convinced that Gumnami Baba was Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
But Gumnami Baba himself used to call himself Mahakal. Why and how he changed from a revolutionary countryman to this spiritual consciousness has remained unknown till now.
Director Amlan Kusum Ghosh has made a new film, Sannyasi Deshonayok, about the life mystery of Gumnami Baba. The film is structured like a mini-documentary. But the centre point is Gumnami Baba and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
A group of film students get news of the sudden death of their teacher and go to Uttar Pradesh to search for him. That teacher also went to uncover the mystery of Gumnami Baba. He has almost done it!
He was killed immediately. Why he was killed, and who did it, remains a mystery in the film. For example, Amlan Kusum Ghosh's screenplay quite clearly wants to make Gumnami Baba become Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose but ends up stuck in a complex conundrum.
Of course, the personal interests of some political parties and leaders in our country are responsible for that, as he also made clear. There is no gap, no gap in his sincerity in the making of the film.
He made the film based on the published information. The mystery still lies in the undisclosed information from Parliament. But there is no way to do that!
Although beautifully decorated, the students were not in a picnic mood to hang around or hang out. When the director talks about Gumnami Baba and Netaji, it is sincere enough.
Photography of the film and ambient music according to the environment. Victor Banerjee's emotional performance as Gumnami Baba is the best.
He keeps his accent very low. The tone exudes spiritual seriousness and personality. However, Saswata Chatterjee has given a surprise in the role of Netaji's teammate Meher Ali. Saswata Chatterjee is very much alive, standing next to Victor Banerjee, getting an almost parallel character.
Locket Chatterjee also caught the eye in the role of the minor character, Leela Roy. It is especially embarrassing to watch the film with the wealth of information when the viewer realises why the truth was not revealed despite all the evidence at hand.
Is it just politics behind it? Or some interests of someone or some group are involved. Someday, what will be the solution to that mystery? The film leaves the audience with this question.
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