I&B minister Anurag Thakur launches trailer of animated show Bharat Hain Hum
Created by Munjal Shroff and Tilak Shetty, Bharat Hain Hum will consist of 26 episodes in season one, each featuring an 11-minute animated narrative
Union minister Anurag Thakur launched the trailer of an upcoming animated series that will shed light on the unsung heroes of India's freedom struggle.
Titled Bharat Hain Hum, the animated show will be showcased on leading streaming services Prime Video and Netflix as well as government-run Doordarshan, as a part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. The I&B minister unveiled the show's trailer at an event.
While addressing the launch of the Krish, Trish and Baltiboy – Bharat Hain Hum series, Anurag Thakur said, “After independence, schools taught about some selective people but there were a lot of people who had a major role in our freedom struggle like Birsa Munda, Rani Abbakka and others, students are unaware of them. From where should people know what has happened in the country? There are many names, like (Rani Abbakka).”
“This is a beautiful animation series that will provide information about India. Efforts have been made to ensure that language should not be a barrier. A unique effort has been made here that this has been made in 12 Indian languages and 7 international languages so that not only the country but the world should also know about unsung heroes,” he added.
The Union Minister also spoke about the importance of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and explained, "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Under his vision, it is our humble endeavour to reignite the nation's memory and ignite gratitude towards these unsung heroes, who deserve our unwavering admiration and respect. We have very few heroes that the country has celebrated but there are so many unsung heroes who were not given their due credit in our history. Thirty per cent of these heroes are women and these stories will inspire generations to come," Thakur said.
Created by Munjal Shroff and Tilak Shetty, Bharat Hain Hum will consist of 26 episodes in season one, each featuring an 11-minute animated narrative.
According to the makers, the series aims to introduce lesser-known but equally significant freedom fighters whose contributions were instrumental in India's path to independence on August 15, 1947.
Countless heroic figures, such as Rani Abbakka, Tilka Manjhi, Tirot Singh, Peer Ali, Tatya Tope, Kotwal Dhan Singh, Kunwar Singh (an 80-year-old freedom fighter), Rani Chennamma, Tikendra Jeet Singh, and more will also feature in the series.