‘Swatantra Veer Savarkar’ is based on the life of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, with Randeep Hooda playing the role of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in the film, while also directing it. According to Sacnilk.com, the film earned ₹1.15 crore on its first day in India, as per early estimates. However, according to early estimates on Sacnilk.com, the real surge came on the second day, with collections doubling and reaching around Rs 2.25 crore net for all languages.

Randeep Hooda plays Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in Swatantra Veer Savarkar.

The film had an overall 15.40% Hindi occupancy on Friday. ‘Swatantra Veer Savarkar’ is a cinematic portrayal of one of India’s most influential and controversial figures during the Indian Independence struggle, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, revered as Swatantra Veer Savarkar. The film clashed with Kunal Kemmu’s directorial, ‘Madgaon Express.’

‘Madgaon Express’ (UA) tells the story of three school friends who reunite after many years and make a trip to Goa, which had been their dream for years. However, everything on that trip goes wrong. The premise of Kunal Kemmu’s story is quite interesting and prepares the audience for a joyride.

Randeep Hooda Admits Losing 32 KGs For Swatantra Veer Savarkar Affected Him As A Director: Randeep Hooda had to go through a massive transformation for this film and revealed that he lost nearly 32 kgs of weight to play the lead. The actor recalled the times he was hungry on set and said that while it is a luxury to starve as an actor, it becomes a curse when you’re the director. Being starving and underweight as an actor is a luxury, being starving and underweight as a director is a curse. Because you lose patience, you don’t have patience and you’re hungry. People are having lunch breaks, evening nashta breaks, that break and you’re just a person sitting there hungry.

Swatantrya Veer Savarkar – Official Trailer | 22nd March | Randeep Hooda, Ankita Lokhande, Amit Sial

When you’re hungry you have more energy. So that was a very big thing which I think everybody suffered from me as a hangry person on set… I had lost about 30 to 32 kilos by the end of it.” He added, “It was very very challenging. One thing that happens to every human being is that they lose patience when they’re starving. That’s the first thing that happens and you get too much energy and you say something even softly but it comes across (differently).” “All scripts that I’ve ever done as an actor, I know them inside out, sometimes more than other people, and I’m always on the ball and I usually follow the screenplay, and of course, there are basic characteristics to every human being that you play and then you make that into a larger thing. In this case, I paid the least amount of attention to myself while acting. I was always paying attention to the cinematography, to other characters, to the scene work and all that. Oftentimes I used to forget to take my own shot,” Randeep continued.

In the interview with IANS, Lokhande explained why she decided not to take a fee for the film. She stated that she opted out of the fee because Sandeep Singh, who is a close friend of hers, approached her with the film. She wanted to support him as he was already dealing with a lot, including trying to secure financing for the film.”


1] “Swatantra Veer Savarkar” is a film based on the life of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, featuring Randeep Hooda, Ankita Lokhande, and Amit Sial.

 2] Randeep Hooda underwent a significant physical transformation for his role, losing about 32 kilograms. He described the challenges of being hungry on set, highlighting the difference between starving as an actor versus starving as a director.

 3] Hooda emphasized the impact of starvation on patience and energy levels, admitting that he sometimes neglected his own performance while focusing on other aspects of filmmaking.

 4] Ankita Lokhande, who plays a role in the film, chose not to take a fee as a gesture of support for the producer, Sandeep Singh, who was facing challenges in financing the project.

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