Cast of Razakar pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

The Razakar team at the Statue of Unity. Photo: Altair Media

Based on the genocide that occurred in Hyderabad during the time of India’s Independence, the film Razakar: The Silent Genocide of Hyderabad is set to release nationwide on April 26. The film will be showcased in Hindi as well as in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. The cast of the film, including Makrand Deshpande, Tej Sapru, Raj Arjun, Anasuya Tripathi and producer Gudur Narayana Reddy, reached the Statue of Unity near Vadodara in Gujarat, and paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

It is noteworthy that the Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world, and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Gujarat. The film is produced under the banner of Samarveer Creations LLP.

Tej Sapru, portraying the character of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the film, said that it was a challenging task to portray the Iron Man on screen. He said, “Today, as I stand at the Statue of Unity, it is a moment of great pride for me. From here, the message will reach the entire nation that everyone should watch this film.”

Producer Gudur Narayana Reddy stated that Razakar is being released in languages spoken in southern India too so that this story reaches every corner of the country. “We believe that through the Statue of Unity, we can convey the message of the struggles faced by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and how he unified the nation. His accomplishments should never be forgotten.”

The film will shed light on a historic event that has been kept away from the country for the past 75 years. In the trailer, amidst atrocities on women, children and the elderly, the Nizam of Hyderabad orders, “No more should the chant hailing Lord Shiva be heard, and no more saffron flags should be seen.”

On the other hand, Sardar Patel’s message reaches the Nizam that if Hyderabad is not integrated into India, the situation will deteriorate. Amidst atrocities and genocide, the Indian Army and the brave freedom fighters come together to start a bloody battle with the Nizam’s Razakars. Sardar Patel’s line, “Na sandhi na samarpan, ab sirf yuddh hoga (No ceasefire, no surrender, it will be only war now)!” had ignited the spirits of the people.

Producer Reddy added, “We want the audience to witness, on a large scale, this brutal massacre, and the story of the brave freedom fighters through the film.”  The “official” version of the genocide is the reverse of the truth, with a filed report that was not accepted by Patel.



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