October 2nd is the birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, who during his lifetime made a significant mark in the fight for freedom during British Raj – and eventually as the 2nd Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy.
The film “A Hero of War & Peace” documents, in a very interesting & gripping cinematic presentation utilising diverse forms of visual & performing arts, the life and times of Bharat Ratna Lal Bahadur Shastri through in-depth research of various available records combined with comprehensive interviews with his family members. A dream child of Mr. Aubrey Aloysius, the biographical feature-length film follows the former Prime Minister’s life right from his birth on 2nd October 1904 in Varanasi District until his death in Tashkent on 11th January 1966. The story takes you through the life and character formation of a fatherless boy born on the banks of the River Ganga, who through sincerity, dedication and high character emerged out of the dungeons of poverty to steadily rise and occupy one of the highest positions in India. He was born poor. Did he die poor? He did not leave behind any money or land for his family. Instead he left a rich inheritance and legacy of honesty! Not just for his immediate family members, but for his larger family – the nation of India, and to the world at large. An exemplary citizen who became an inspiring leader worthy of our honour!