March 23 is marked as Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ Day to remember the day when three brave freedom fighters were hanged by the British. Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar were inspirational youngsters, and their sacrifice remained etched in the Indian conscience. Amongst them, Bhagat Singh stood out for his bravery, clarity of thought and exceptional patriotism. He truly inspired many filmmakers who always thought they had some more aspects to show, which has been base to numerous films being based on the patriot. On Shaheed Diwas 2018, here a look at Bollywood actors who played Bhagat Singh onscreen.
Ajay Devgn played the mighty heart in “The Legend of Bhagat Singh”. Till date many have regarded this as one of the best films on Bhagat Singh and suggested that it has been Ajay Devgn’s most terrific performance. Though it failed to make much at the box office, Ajay Devgn won a National Award for his performance in this film and it remains as one of our personal favourites too.
Bobby Deol played Bhagat Singh in “23rd March 1931: Shaheed”. This film released on the same day as “The Legend Of Bhagat Singh”. Both the films did not manage to make much moolah, but Bobby Deol, who was younger than Ajay, looked more similar and apt for the role of the legendary leader. Though Bobby Deol didn’t win any awards, his performance was praised. This film had more violence.
Shaheed-E-Azam was Sonu Sood‘s debut Hindi film. The film was released before The Legend Of Bhagat Singh and 23rd March 1931: Shaheed, but it also failed to impress the audience. However, everyone liked Sonu’s performance.