On Veer Savarkar Jayanti, Randeep Hooda Shares His First Look From The Biopic, Fans Call It ‘Perfect Casting’

Randeep Hooda, on Veer Savarkar Jayanti, shares his first look from his upcoming film, Swatantra Veer Savarkar. After sharing his epic transformation, Hooda’s fans call it ‘perfect casting’.

Randeep Hooda as Savarkar 

Randeep Hooda will be playing the lead role of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in the biopic Swatantra Veer Savarkar. The makers shared the first look of Randeep Hooda as the freedom fighter on May 28, which marks the 139th birth anniversary of Vee Savarkar. The film will be directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.


“This is a salute to one of the tallest unsung heroes of India’s struggle for freedom and self-actualisation. I hope I can live up to the challenge of filling such big shoes of a true revolutionary and tell his real story which had been brushed under the carpet for so long.” Randeep shared a poster of the film.

Mahesh Manjrekar also shared the first-look poster and wrote, “The revolutionary freedom fighter, presenting @RandeepHooda in & as #SwatantraVeerSavarkar! #139yearsofsavarkar @anandpandit63 @thisissandeeps @[email protected] @LegendStudios_ #roopapandit #zafarmehdi @deepaksahupr (sic).”

In March, when the film was revealed, Randeep had revealed more about the project and said, “There are many heroes who have played their part in getting us our independence. However, not everyone has got their due. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is the most misunderstood, debated, and influential among these unsung heroes.”


VD Savarkar was a supporter of Indian independence by extreme means. He is regarded as one of the leading pioneers of the Hindu nationalist political ideology. For his connections with the rebellious group India House, he was arrested in 1910 and imprisoned in the Cellular Jail in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. He was later moved to Ratnagiri, where he was allowed limited freedom.

A controversial figure, Savarkar is admired by many as a freedom fighter but criticized by others for his communal ideology, and the fact that he wrote mercy petitions to the British authorities from prison. Savarkar was also arrested in connection with Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination but later acquitted after no proof was found against him.

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