With Raag Desh, for the first time in the history of Indian Cinema, a trailer of a Bollywood film was launched in India’s Parliament. It was the powerful trailer of
Raag Desh. Present for the launch were producer Gurdeep Singh Sappal, director Tigmanshu Dhulia, Mohit Marwah and Mr. Rajesh Mishra, CEO of UFO Moviez.
Starring Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh and Mohit Marwah in lead roles, the film revolves around the famous Red Fort trials which changed the course of India’s Azaadi
Movement when three officers, Prem Sehgal, Gurbaksh Dhillon and Shah Nawaz Khan were court-martialed for treason against British king.
The trailer looks impressive, especially the cinematography. Director Tigmanshu Dhulia is better known for directing films such as Paan Singh Tomar, Saheb Biwi Aur
Gangster series and it seems like this one too may turn out to be a milestone work of his.
Take a look at the trailer here:
The first trial of Shah Nawaz Khan, Gurubaksh Singh Dhillon and Prem Sahgal was held between November and December 1945 against the backdrop of general elections in
India with the Attorney General of India, Noshirwan P. Engineer as the chief prosecutor and two dozen counsel for the defence, led by Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru. All three
of the accused were charged with waging war against the king contrary to section 121 of the Indian Penal Code’.