7THE LEGEND OF BHAGAT SINGH (2002)
If you want to see one of the finest performances of superstar Ajay Devgn, don’t miss ‘The Legend Of Bhagat Singh’, a film which has been getting more popular over the time. The talented actor, who is known for his intense and passionate acting, did a fabulous job in the award winning film, directed by well-known filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi. ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’, which arrived in cinemas on 7th June 2002, was a historical biographical film. The movie sheds light on the inspirational life of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, who gave his life for the independence of India, which was under colonial rule. Besides Ajay Devgn in the lead role of Bhagat Singh, the movie also featured Sushant Singh and D. Santosh in pivotal roles.
The release of ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ coincided with another movie which was also based on the life of late freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. Directed by Guddu Dhanoa, the movie was titled ’23rd March 1931: Shaheed’, starring Bobby Deol in the titular role. The film was produced by none other than Dharmendra. Unfortunately, both the film performed poorly at the box office, but Ajay Devgn’s ‘The Legend Of Bhagat Singh’ received more critical acclaim and found a lot of the audience after its premiere on television. Since then, the film has become quite popular and is considered one of the best films of Ajay Devgn’s career. It was considered for the Best Background Score nomination in the 50th National Film Awards, which falls under the Best Music Direction category. The movie finally went on to win two National Film Awards, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi and the National Film Award for Best Actor for Ajay Devgn, and three Filmfare Awards, including the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie.