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Randeep Hooda reflects on ‘Swatantra Veer Savarkar’: ‘We have evolved screen by screen’

Actor Randeep Hooda’s directorial debut “Swatantra Veer Savarkar” has grossed Rs 29.15 crore worldwide since its release on March 22. Despite facing criticism, the film is being hailed as a sleeper hit. Randeep expressed his happiness at the success of the movie, marking his return to the silver screen after several years.

At a private screening held in the national capital, Randeep shared his thoughts on the success of the film, stating, “Inspite of all the naysaying and the negativity put out for the film, it is turning out to be a sleeper hit and I am very glad not only as an actor but as a filmmaker as well.” He emphasized the significance of the film as both an actor and a filmmaker, attributing the success to the poignant story being told.

Randeep revealed that he took a “risque treatment for the movie” by breaking the fourth wall and exploring different narrative styles. Despite the challenges faced with limited screen counts, he expressed gratitude for the opportunity to bring this alternate perspective on history to the audience. The actor emphasized the need for more screens to boost the business and reach a wider audience.

The private screening of “Swatantra Veer Savarkar” witnessed the presence of notable figures from the political and legal realms, hosted by advocates Manish Mohan and Vineet Dhanda. Mohan highlighted the importance of screening the film as a tribute to Randeep Hooda for reviving the legend of Savarkar on screen and delving into the freedom movement of that era. The event was a VIP affair, showcasing the support and appreciation for the film.

In conclusion, Randeep Hooda’s debut as a director with “Swatantra Veer Savarkar” has garnered praise and success in the box office, proving to be a significant milestone in his career. The film’s unique storytelling and historical narrative have resonated with audiences, leading to its recognition as a sleeper hit despite initial challenges.

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