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  • NR
  • 2019
  • 2 hr 22 min
  • 7.8  (2,615)

Gumnaami follows the story of Subhas Chandra Bose, a nationalist leader who was reportedly killed in a plane crash in Taiwan in 1945, but there have been several rumors since then about him still being alive. The movie is based on the popular conspiracy theory that Bose had actually escaped to the USSR and lived there in secrecy until his death.

The movie starts with three journalists who try to unravel the mystery behind Bose's disappearance. However, they encounter a lot of resistance from the Indian authorities and the common people. The journalists discover a mysterious man, a sadhu (saint) in Uttar Pradesh, who they believe is Subhas Chandra Bose, and set out to uncover the truth.

The story is told in a non-linear fashion, with flashbacks and newsreels from the past. The flashbacks show some key moments of Bose's life, including his role as a freedom fighter during India's struggle for independence from the British. The newsreels show how the media of the time covered the Bose story.

The film raises many questions about the death of Subhas Chandra Bose and the possibility of him being alive. It asks why the Indian authorities did not do more to investigate the rumors of his survival, and why they closed the door on the possibility of a conspiracy. It also highlights the differences in opinion among Bose's family members and the controversy surrounding his legacy.

The casting is excellent, with Prasenjit Chatterjee playing the role of the sadhu convincingly. His transformation into Subhas Chandra Bose during the flashback scenes is remarkable. Anirban Bhattacharya is impressive as the lead journalist investigating the case. Tanushree Chakraborty delivers a great performance as a researcher who helps the journalists in their quest for the truth.

The cinematography is another strong point of this movie. The scenes are beautifully shot, and the use of light and shade creates a gripping atmosphere. The music and sound design are also noteworthy, adding depth and emotion to the story.

The movie is thought-provoking and engaging, and it leaves the viewer with a sense of awe and intrigue. The film's director, Srijit Mukherji, has done an excellent job in bringing this story to life on the big screen. He weaves a complex tale that cleverly blends fact and fiction, leaving us to ponder the great mysteries of history.

Overall, Gumnaami is an epic drama that tells a compelling story about a man who remains a mystery even to this day. The movie explores the truth behind the conspiracy theories and raises some significant questions about Indian history. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in politics, history or mystery. The film will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end, with its excellent performances, stunning cinematography and a gripping storyline.

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    2 hr 22 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (2,615)