Review : The Forgotten Army - Amazon Originals



The Forgotten Army
My Rating : 5 of 5 stars
Link : https://amzn.to/3aWpaJJ


About : The Forgotten Army' is the dynamic story of Lt. Sodhi and his daredevil band of men and women who fought a heroic battle for the independence of India as part of the Indian National Army which was forged out of British defeat in Singapore during WWII and led by the charismatic, indomitable Indian leader Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.


The story-telling happens here from the POV of a soldier. I'd have loved to see more about how the things had actually worked out but this is a good account as well. The story here is extremely well presented. They masked the story with layers. The main layer telling the story of the Azad Hind Sena or the Indian National Army as they say in english. Secondary layer being the love story of soldier and his female companion.

Now, I'd try to keep this as low in spoilers as possible but since this is an already well established historical account there'd be hardly any portions accounted as spoilers for this series. Well, yes there's a dual storytelling happening in the series. Each episode shorter than your Netflix series( telling this because this would affect your binging habits) is equally rich in content even being short. They have named it 'Season 1' so I am hoping there'd be some upcoming future seasons in production line.

Coming back to the story, I loved it. It was a great dramatic mixture with the historical accounts. I felt I was kinda back in that era. The cinematography is really amazing and the war scenes are well shot. There's drama but its like that perfect amount of salt in food, not too much and not too less. Although, as I said in the first line of the review itself, I would've loved it more if there was more part on story of how Netaji joined INA or took command of it. There are bare bone glimpses of it.

Now, if you don't want to read a rant you can skip this paragraph. I have so many bones to pick with the people who did injustice to these people. Here, I feel Japanese army was much better in comparison to our own people. It was a shock to find out that after independence none if these soldiers were taken into real indian army, neither they were provided with any compensation or pension. Like, how ungrateful can you be? These people laid the foundation of freedom and their actions were neither remembered nor they were given enough credit? Their existence just remained to a paragraph in the history textbooks ( at least in the ones when I had done my schooling ). There's a memorial in Singapore and they are barely even remembered here in India? What kind of a sick joke is that?

Nevermind, the rant would never suffice but surely, the history is history and as the soldier said in the series when his grandson asked, ' what did you get doing all this?' his answer was, ' That depends on your generation. We did what we had to do, now you'll decide whether you'd cherish it or let it go in vain.'

It's a must watch series which I'd surely recommend. Brilliant cinematography, amazingly emotional soundtracks and a honest story.




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