Tuesday, March 23, 2010

# Shaheed Bhagat Singh

23rd March is remembered as 'Martyrs Day' or Shaheed Diwas in Indian History as on this day in 1931 young revolutionist Sardar Bhagat Singh,Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged by then British government of India. Born on 27th September 1907 in Lyallpur,Punjab,Bhagat Singh was only 23 when he sacrificed his life for the country during his fight for the freedom of India.
To salute the spirit of freedom here are few rare original photographs of this legendary son of Indian soil for all of you which are collected from different-different unidentified sources over the net for which thanks to all of them.





















Bhagat Singh,when he was of 12 years age.



























Here is a article from 1988 issue of Dharamyug in which Bhagat Singh's mother remembers him and his other fellow comrades.

























News of Bhagat Singh execution in 25th March 1931 issue of The Tribune.

























Here is a comic on Bhagat Singh presented for all of you,it was published by a lesser known publication Gaurav Gatha,which mostly use to publish stories over eminent personalities of Indian history.Gaurav Gatha was started in 1980 and this very comic is only its 2nd issue.Its not known that how many issues it did published and in which year it ceased publication.
























Download Comic

Here is cover page of another publication on Bhagat Singh by our Amar Chitra Katha.

























Bhagat Singh was considered a salable theme in Bollywood also hence many movies were also made on him right from 'Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh'(1954,Prem Adib,Jairaj),'Shaheed Bhagat Singh'(1963,Shammi Kapoor),'Shaheed'(1965,Manoj Kumar) to 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh'(2002,Ajay Devgan),'23rd March 1931:Shaheed'(2002,Bobby Deol).
In 2002 there was not less than 4 or 5 released which all were based on Bhagat Singh,out of which only Raj Kumar Santoshi's 'The Legend Of Bhagat Singh' left its impact and rest sank without any noise.
Out of these i watched 'The Legend of BS' and '23rd March 1931:Shaheed',was impressed by script and direction quality of Santoshi's movie and by cast of Guddu Dhanoa's as Bobby Deol and Sunny Deol were quite fit in the roles of Baghat Singh and Chandrshekhar Azad repectively.
Imagined,it would have been better if Santoshi would have cast Sunny and Bobby in his movie rather than Ajay Devgan and Akhilendra Mishra.

25 comments:

The Phantom Head (TPH) said...

I salute the great freedom fighter.

Had seen only the Ajay Devgan movie and I liked it. I Don't think Bobby or Sunny would have been better replacements. I am satisfied with what I got to see.

kk said...

Bhagat Singh jaise mahaan desh bhakt ko hum sirf pranaam hi kar sakte hain.

Manoj Kumarji ki film kaffi khoobsurat banni thi. Uss me (Upkar se pehle) pehli baar Praansaab ka half-positive role tha. Logon ne usse kaafi pasand kiya tha. Prem Chopra ko Rajguru ya Sukhdev ka role milla tha.

Waise to dekha jaiy toh Rang De Basanti bhi Bhagat Singh Aur Chandrashekar Azad ke baare main hain.

Thanks for the comic link. Isse toh download karna HI hain. :)

kk said...

Aap ne mujhe Bhagat Singh ka famous "Why I am a Atheist" article padne main sharma diya. :)

http://www.boloji.com/spirituality/051.htm

Interesting to see woh Gandhiji ke methods ke khilaf nahi the.

"The Romance of the violent methods alone which was so prominent amongst our predecessors, was replaced by serious ideas. No more mysticism, no more blind faith. Realism became our cult. Use of force justifiable when resorted to as a matter of terrible necessity: non-violence as policy indispensable for all mass movements."

Comic World said...

TPH: There is no doubt that Santoshi's movie was the best among all with his direction and script quality simply unmatched but considering fitness or suitability of the cast with their characters Bobby and Sunny Deol do have a upper hand as Bobby Deol resembled quite a lot with original Bhagat Singh in his gate up and Sunny Deol was perfect to match the daring and strong physique character of Chandrashekhar Azad.If you closely compare the original photographs of Bhagat Singh and Azad with the Sunny and Bobby gate up in '23 March 1931:Shaheed',you can yourself detect the better similarity in resemblance.

Comic World said...

KK: जी हाँ,मनोज कुमार की 'शहीद'(1965) भी एक खूबसूरत फिल्म थी,और मज़े की बात ये थी की इस फिल्म में प्राण साहब का जो किरदार था वो हकीकत में कभी वजूद में था ही नहीं.मनोज कुमार ने प्राण साहब को इस रोल की बाबत अनुबंधित करते समय ये बात साफ़ कर दी थी की यदि आप इस रोल के लिए राज़ी होंगे तभी ये रोल स्क्रिप्ट में रखा जाएगा अथवा उक्त किरदार को स्क्रिप्ट से निकल दिया जाएगा.प्राण साहब,जो उस समय खलनायक के रोल्स करते-करते उकता रहे थे उन्होंने भी बदलाव की लिए वो रोल किया और नतीजा तो हम सब जानते हैं.
इसके 2 साल बाद मनोज कुमार ने फिर से अपनी फिल्म 'उपकार' में प्राण साहब को अच्छे आदमी(मलंग बाबा) का भरा-पूरा रोल दिया जिसने प्राण साहब की पूरी इमेज को ही बदल दिया.

निशांत मिश्र - Nishant Mishra said...

# भगत सिंह जी पर इतना महत्वपूर्ण आलेख पढवाने के लिए धन्यवाद.
# मैं बहुत लम्बे समय से मोटू-पतलू की पुरानी डायमंड कॉमिक्स ढूंढ रहा हूँ पर मुझे नहीं मिल रहीं. यदि आपके पास वे हों तो कृपया उन्हें इस ब्लौग पर उपलब्ध कराएँ. प्लीज़.

Silly Boy said...

My sincere gratitude to those martyers because of them we are a proud country.
Posts like this make you different buddy in the crowd of comic blogs.
Bobby Doel certainly resemble more to Bhagat Singh then Ajay Devgun but Ajay is a better actor then Bobby.

Silly Boy said...

Can you post Madhuri articles on the demise of Sanjeev Kumar.

भारतीय नागरिक - Indian Citizen said...

आप बहुत अच्छा काम कर रहे हैं, करते रहें. धन्यवाद. यदि हिन्दी के जासूसी नावल कहीं उपलब्ध हों तो कृपया लिंक बताने की कृपा करें. जिसमें ओमप्रकाश शर्मा, कर्नल रंजीत, इब्ने सफी बी०ए०, वेद प्रकाश शर्मा और काम्बोज तथा सुरेन्द्र मोहन पाठक के मिल जायें तो और भी अच्छा हो..

Comic World said...

Nishant Mishr: निशांत जी कॉमिक वर्ल्ड पर आपका स्वागत है.मोटू-पतलू की कई सारी पुरानी कॉमिक्स कॉमिक वर्ल्ड पर पोस्ट की जा चुकी हैं,आप लेबल्स में चेक कीजिये.बाकी की भी धीरे-धीरे पोस्ट की जाएंगी.आप ब्लॉग चेक करते रहिये.

Comic World said...
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Comic World said...

SB: Thanks buddy,yes no doubt Ajay is better actor than Bobby Deol but Santoshi knows very well how to extract work from actors.I am sure than if things between Santoshi and Deol family wouldn't been sour after 'Barsaat'(1995) then Santoshi surely would have chose Deols to do his Bhagat Singh film.
I will look if i am having any such Madhuri with me,though i remember having a 'Sushma' containing article on Sanjeev Kumar.

Comic World said...

Indian Citizen स्वागत है आपका कॉमिक वर्ल्ड पर.दुर्भाग्य से नोवेल्स के लिंक तो शायद ही कही उपलब्ध हो क्युकी पूरे नोवेल को स्कैन करना एक बेहद दुष्कर कार्य है और वो भी तब जब ज़्यादा लोगों की रूचि ऑनलाइन नोवेल्स पढ़ने में न हो.मेरे खुद के पास इब्ने सफी,वेद प्रकाश शर्मा,कर्नल रंजीत,ओम प्रकाश शर्मा आदि के काफी सारे नोवेल्स उपलब्ध है,यदि कई सारे पाठक उन्हें पढ़ने में रूचि दिखाए तो उन्हें स्कैन करने के बारे में कुछ सोचा जा सकता है.

CHANDAN said...

CW......i like ur posting of INDIAN HEROES.....keep up the good work,,,let us know that its because of these people we are FREE today........
THANKS

kk said...

And as proof that comics are not just for kids, inspired by this post, I went and brought for myself ACK's 5-in-1 "Great Freedom Fighters" And "Great Revolutionary "series. One part of me was feeling guilty of depriving some kid of the only copiespresent. Other part realized that there is something called restocking and *I* needed these comics as much as any kid. :) :)

kk said...

One childhood comic that really inspired was "Benni Madhav". Unfortunately never came across his history or that comic again. ..

kk said...

this one!

http://www.amarchitrakatha.com/international/products/Beni_Madho_And_Pir_Ali-683-7.html

Anonymous said...

bhagat singh par aapne bahut hi aacha likha hai , jahan tak film ki baat hai ajay devgan ne bahut hi badiya kaam kiya hai , ek hero jaisa chehra ya muscle na hona or phir bhi itna umda abhinya karna hi unki vishesta hai , bhagat singh ke role mai aur koi shayad hi itna aacha kar pata ,fauladi singhj ki comics vishesh kar antriksh ki apsara ka doosra bhag kya aapke paass uplabhd hai

Comic World said...

Chandan: Welcome Chandan

Comic World said...

KK: Buddy,in all of us there is a hidden child,difference is only that very few among us try to keep him alive and kicking.

Comic World said...

Anon: Thanks,yeah,i agree with you.I will be looking for that Fauladi Singh comic for you.

kk said...

Khoob kaha. Henry Ford (father of the automobile) said any one who has stopped learning (that is lost his childlike curiosity) is old. And anyone who has not, is young. :)

amar said...

salutes to great shaheed BHAGAT SINGH...

you are doing very gud work buddies

amar said...

yaar uncle charlie yan daddy ji ki comics pls doond kar post karo...i am a big fan of those characters....

waiting desperatly

Comic World said...

Amar: Many Daddy Ji(Madhumuskan) have been posted at this blog itself.Pl check thoroughly.

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