Mumbai, By Kabir M Ali
While a lot of conversation has been going around on the declassification of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s files, director Dibakar Banerjee voiced his opinion on the mystery.
There has been a lot of curiosity and mystery around Subhash Chandra Bose’s disappearance. Dibakar was keen to know about the life of the legend when the authorities backed out of declassifying the files as promised.
Recently the director even made a statement on how the history being the disappearance of the legend should not be a mystery.
At a recent event in Calcutta Dibakar Banerjee said, “It is a very puzzling issue and it puzzles me. Mystery is mystery but history cannot be mystery. History cannot be hidden and if my information tells me right between the PMO and the external affair ministry there are about 60 to 80 files on Netaji which are classified and they have declassified about 10. Still large measures of these files are not declassified and I think a legend like Netaji, his life is heritage of India and it should not be a mystery. We should all know.”
But it only raises one question on why is Dibakar championing the case of Subhash Chandra Bose’s files?
Recently it was revealed that Hitler might be the villain of the film. Set in 1943 the film has World War 2 as the back drop. Not many people may remember that Subhash Chandra Bose had aligned with
when he had visited Germany.
Byomkesh being a Bengali, the film is set in Calcutta during the same time when Subhash Chandra Bose was campaigning for Indian Independence from there.