Of the many freedom fighters whose names have drowned in our vast historical records (look below), National Award winning director Ananth Mahadevan shall be casting a spotlight on one noteworthy person: Gour Hari Das, who reportedly went through a thirty-decade conflict to be recognised for his role in freeing the country from the British rule.
The octogenarian's life is being converted into a biopic 'Gour Hari Dastaan - The Freedom File', which shall feature several actors including Vinay Pathak, Konkana Sen Sharma (who plays Hari Das's wife), Tannishtha Chatterjee, Ranvir Shorey, and several others.
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Das is also reported to play a part in the film itself. While his story shall unfold on the silver screen on August 15, here's a look at some of India's lesser-recognised heroes who fought for our country's freedom, yet remained in the shadows.
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