Few freedom fighters have been immortalised on celluloid as often as Shaheed Bhagat Singh. On the revolutionary's death anniversary (March 23), we revisit some of these movies that paid tribute to the man who laid down his life for the country...
Ajay Devgn: The actor's passionate performance in Rajkumar Santoshi's 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh' (2002) was outstanding. His stellar performance even earned him a National award and the movie set cash registers ringing at the box office
Bobby Deol: '23rd March 1931: Shaheed' released at the same time as the Devgn starrer but with Bobby Deol in the lead. The movie was produced by his father Dharmendra, starred brother Sunny as Chandrashekhar Azad, and Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan even had a special appearance in a song
Shammi Kapoor: The Elvis Presley of India put aside his dancing shoes to slip into those of the revolutionary's in 'Shaheed Bhagat Singh' (1963) directed by K N Bansal
Manoj Kumar: The 1965 movie 'Shaheed' saw Manoj Kumar essay the role of Singh. The movie would be the first in a string of patriotic movies that Kumar would act in and is also remembered for the song 'Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna'
Before he turned out a cracker of a performance as Chhedi Singh in 'Dabangg', Sonu Sood had his turn at playing the good guy in the Punjabi movie 'Shaheed-e-Azam' (2002). Unfortunately the role went unnoticed, with not one, but two other films on Bhagat Singh releasing the same time
Siddharth: The South Indian star made a cracker of a debut in Bollywood in the movie 'Rang De Basanti' (2006). He played Karan, a rich and cynical college student, whose outlook is changed after a series of events and a chance to play the role of Bhagat Singh in a play