SURYA SEN (MASTERDA)

March 22, 1894 – January 12, 1934

Much revered leader of the Chittagong Uprising

A different kind of leader – uncompromising, visionary, and inspiring – but never thrust himself to the foreground. Worked through collective leadership.

Founding Member of the 1918 Chittagong Revolutionary Organization

Teacher at the National High School at Chittagong

Disappointed at the failure of the Indian National Congress to demand independence at 1928 Calcutta session

Plans an audacious Uprising to prove that the British can be defeated militarily

Leads a successful Chittagong take-over on April 18, 1930 and a victorious battle of Jalalabad on April 22, 1930

After the battle of Jalalabad, carries out Guerilla warfare

Thanks to the shelter provided by Muslim peasants, eludes capture for three years

Finally captured on Feb 16, 1933 due to treachery of a Hindu landlord

Brutally tortured and hanged on Jan 12, 1934 by the British – and body disposed off in the Bay of Bengal

“Organization, unity and Ideals – uphold them to the hilt”. This was his last message before he was hanged

 

Masterda is played by a celebrated and versatile actor – Manoj Bajpayee (Gangs of Wasseypur, Satya, Shool, Fiza, Zubeidaa, Aks, Pinjar, 1971, Rajneeti …)

Making of Chittagong

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Set in the turbulence of the 1930s British India, Chittagong is a true story of a 14-year-old boy, Jhunku, and of his journey to find where he belongs. We take you on the film’s sets.

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Meet The Leaders: Surya Sen (Masterda)

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SURYA SEN (MASTERDA)

March 22, 1894 – January 12, 1934

Much revered leader of the Chittagong Uprising

A different kind of leader – uncompromising, visionary, and inspiring – but never thrust himself to the foreground. Worked through collective leadership.

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Meet The Leaders: Nirmal Sen

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NIRMAL SEN

1900 – June 13, 1932

Founding member of the Chittagong Revolutionary Organization in 1918

Carries out numerous revolutionary activities, and jailed several times

A trusted and close associate of Masterda Surya Sen

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Meet The Leaders: Loknath Bal

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LOKNATH BAL

1907 – 1964

Involved in a number of anti-British revolutionary activities, and jailed several times

Leads the attack on AFI armoury on April 18, 1930

Commander of the victorious Battle of Jalalabad on April 22, 1930, but loses his 14 year old brother – Tegra

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Meet The Leaders: Anant Singh

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ANANT SINGH

1901 – January 25, 1979

Commander of the April 18, 1930 Chittagong Uprising – comrade-in-arms with Ganesh Ghosh

A fearsome revolutionary and a famed marksman

Leads the take-over of the Police Lines on April 18, 1930

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Meet The Leaders: Ganesh Ghosh

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GANESH GHOSH

June 22, 1900 – December 12, 1992

Involved in a number of anti-British revolutionary activities, and jailed several times

Delegate to the historic 1928 Kolkata session of the Indian National Congress

Field Marshall of the Chittagong April 18, 1930 Uprising, and leads the take-over of the Police Lines

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Meet The Leaders: Ambika Chakrabarti

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AMBIKA CHAKRABARTI

Sept 28, 1892 – March 6, 1962

Founding member of the Chittagong Revolutionary Organization in 1918 – long-time associate of Masterda

Takes part in numerous revolutionary activities, and jailed several times, and survives cyanide poisoning

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Meet The Cast: Manoj Bajpayee

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MANOJ BAJPAYEE

As Surya Sen

A celebrated, critically acclaimed and versatile film actor from NSD.

Two time Filmfare- Award Winner.

Two time National Film- Award Winner.

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Meet The Cast: Barry John

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As District Magistrate Wilkinson

Born and brought up in England, and settled in India, he is one of the most recognized faces in the Indian English Theater – as actor, director, and teacher

Founder and Director of ‘Theatre Action Group’ (TAG)

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Meet The Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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As Nirmal Sen

An extra-ordinarily talented actor from NSD – who has recently appeared in several critically acclaimed roles.

Actor in Gangs of Wasseypur and Miss Lovely premiering at Cannes film festival 2012

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