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Tigmanshu Dhulia's Kunal Kapoor-Amit Sadh starrer Raag Desh to release in May

PTI
Published : Feb 26, 2017, 12:38 pm IST
Updated : Feb 26, 2017, 12:38 pm IST

Three colonels of INA were charged with treason and torture and even a case of murder was slapped on them.

The film also stars Mohit Marwah.
 The film also stars Mohit Marwah.

Mumbai: Tigmanshu Dhulia-directed film on the infamous Indian National Army (INA) trials during Second World War era is set to release in May, a top official of RSTV today said.

The movie features Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh and Mohit Marwah in the lead roles.

"We (RSTV) commissioned the film and the movie is now ready and will release in May," Rajya Sabha TV CEO, Gurdeep Singh Sappal, told PTI.

The period film recreates the Indian National Army (INA) Trials or The Red Fort Trials of 1940s.

Colonel Prem Sehgal, Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon and Major General Shah Nawaz Khan, officers in the British Indian Army, taken prisoners of war in Malaya, Singapore and Burma respectively, were court-martialled in the capital at the trials held at the Red Fort.

The three men were charged with treason and torture and even a case of murder was slapped on them.

Several lawyers led by Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru were part of the defence counsel.

It is learned that the actors met the family members of INA officers to prepare for their roles.

"Besides, 'Raagdesh', we have also commissioned a film on the war history of Indian Armed Forces, which would be helmed by Shyam Benegal. Research for this project is done and very soon the actual work would begin," Sappal said.

"We have also proposed another project on the integration of the Indian states by Sardar Patel. But, we are still working out its viability," he added.

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