Documentary on Quit India Movement to be streamed today


A documentary on the ‘Quit India Movement’ of 1942 commemorating the 78th anniversary of this watershed event that changed the face of India’s Freedom Struggle is to be streamed today by the Films Division on its website and Youtube channel.

It has painstakingly recreated most of the important events and milestones in the annals of pre and post-independent history of India. It was a celluloid recreation of one such historic call of action on 8th August 1942 by Mahatma Gandhi which triggered the freedom movement into a fast-track and which ended five years later with the British bowing out of India. Do or Die, another eponymous film sequencing the events after Gandhiji’s magic mantra to end British rule will also be streamed, throughout the day, on Films Division website and YouTube channel.

The documentary, Quit India (20 Mins/B&W/R. Krishna Mohan/English/1985), covers the period from 1939 when the Second World War broke out and the arrival of the Cripps Mission in India leading to the ‘Quit India Resolution’ passed by the All India Congress on August 08, 1942.  Do or Die (22 Mins/B&W/R. Krishna Mohan/English/1985) presents passing of the Quit India resolution, the arrest of leaders and the rebellion of the leaderless people all over the country. It also presents the role of the INA and Subhash Chandra Bose in India’s freedom struggle.