We are talking about an incredibly courageous, resourceful, resilient and patriotic individual who by defying stereotypes and conventions had a fall out with Gandhi(then at the zenith of his influence), gave the British the slip under house arrest in Calcutta, travelled to Peshawar in disguise ,travelled to Kabul, disguised himself as an Italian, met with Adolf Hitler , raised an Indian army from scratch ,fought the Allied powers against overwhelming odds, dealt with fractitious politics with the Axis powers who were ambivalent about him and participated in submarine warfare.
And his death remained an unresolved mystery for the next fifty years complete with near mystical sightings of him in Japan and Taiwan.
Surely you would assume about movie about his incredible individual would be something like Patton meets Das Boot and then some.But alas, the project fell into the hands of Shyam Benegal and as the result the feature is as exciting as a seminar on cost accounting.
If you don't believe me, see for yourself. Don't blame me if you fall asleep midway slamming your head on the laptop.
Why does Shyam Benegal create such dull movies? Well because he is a dullard Nehruvian himself. And this JNU/NFDC school inevitably present historical characters in their own image. Ponderous, pendantic and verbose.
Keep in mind Shyam Benegal was behind the low budget badly made Discovery of India series based on the book by "Pandit"(hahaha) Nehru.
Whether the characters were diverse as Rama, Krishna, Tipu Sultan(all portrayed by Salim Ghouse) , Alauddin Khilji, Chandragupta Maurya and Prithvi Raj Chauhan, all these dynamic personalities end up sounding like 80 year old Romila Thapar lecturing on Marxist economics...on a sick day.
First step to reclaiming our heritage is honoring our heroes(to be clear Tipu Sultan and Khilji are excluded) in the proper manner. And the first step is to prevent these chatterbox buddhaus and dhoortas from even uttering their name.