The Forgotten Army Amazon release date: How many episodes?January 25, 2020
The new mini series is directed by Kabir Khan, an Indian cinematographer who started out in documentaries. The series is based on a true story about the men and women in the Indian National Army (INA) led by Subhash Chandra Bose. Here is everything you need to know about this hard-hitting Amazon Prime show.
When will The Forgotten Army be released?
Fans who have taken an interest in the show will be pleased to know it airs on Amazon Prime today.
A three-minute trailer for the show is already available to view on Amazon for people who have registered.
As this is a web show it will not be able to view on any other platform at this time.
News of the new series first came out last summer and the trailer was released on January 7.
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How many episodes are there in The Forgotten Army?
The show will be made up of five episodes according to the website IMDB.
In a previous interview director Khan said: “In 1999 I had made The Forgotten Army documentary about the Indian National Army by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
“I need to transform that into a movie. But when I got an opportunity to do something for Amazon India, I made a decision to alter my initial plans.”
Each episode will be quite short, with a running time of about 25 minutes.
The show is about the true story of Indian soldiers who marched towards the capital to free their country from British rule.
The Indian National Army (INA) was led by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Men and women fought and risked their lives to free India, but their story was never recorded and they became ‘the forgotten army’.
The series also includes a love story between two central characters.
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The show was filmed in India and the director started shooting for the series in Mumbai.
Khan said he believed it would take a lot for writers in the Hindu film sector to get noticed.
However with talk about this new series fans of history and Indian culture are excited to see it.
According to mid-day.com the project was in the making for 20 years.
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Stars of the show include Indian actors Sunny Kaushal and M.K Raina.
Kaushal plays the role of Sodhi, a Lieutenant who fights for Indian independence during the Second World War.
Raina plays Old Sodhi who is a mysterious and introverted man in his eighties.
Kaushal, 31, has a father who is a director and Raina, 72, is one of India’s best known theatre actors.
The Forgotten Army will be available to watch on Amazon Prime today, January 24
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