Mangal Pandey – The Rising is an epic tale of friendship. Love loss and betrayal set against the backdrop of Indian Mutiny of 1857. British colonial rulers are plundering the country. Treating the locals unjustly and causing widespread resentment. Worst of all they are using the Indians as sepoys. The infantry of the army, to control and regulate the population.
After a hundred years of subjugation. India is awakening to the revolutionary prospect of change and self-rule During a fierce battle in the Afghan wars of the mid-century. Mangal Pandey, a heroic sepoy rescues his British commanding officer. William Gordon. The event creates a strong friendship and binding loyalty between them that transcends consideration of rank and race. The friendship is soon challenged first by the arrival of a charming and beautiful young aristocrat. Emily Kent and then by the introduction of controversial new gun cartridges among the troops. The relationship is complicated further when Gordon saves a beautiful young native girl. Jwala from the funeral pyre of her late husband and falls in love with her.
The new cartridges require soldiers to bite through their greased casing made of animal fat, and suspicion spreads that the British are ignoring religious beliefs in favour of cheap weapons and polluting their Muslim and Hindu soldiers. Gordon assures Mangal that the cartridges are free from pollution Demonstrating total trust in Gordon. Mangal bites the cartridge only to discover that it really is animal fat with rumous spreading that the cartridges will be widely used. It is this act that ignites the resentment in the country Mutiny breaks out with Mangal Pandey growing in stature to lead the Indian people to freedom.
Set in one of the most beautiful countries on earth, told across the divides of time. Mangal Pandey The Rising tells the tale of friends lovers and enemies exploiters and exploited and the growth and awareness of a man and a nation. This sweeping epic is based on real historical events seen as a trigger for Indian independence.
Widescreen version presented in a “Letterbox” widescreen format preserving the
“Scope” Aspect Ratio of its original Theatrical Exhibition.
Enhanced for Widescreen TVs Optional subtitles in 7 languages – English, Tamil,
Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati and Bengali Original 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound
The Making of “Mangal Pandey”: An extensive behind the scenes look at the film
Deleted Scenes: Exclusive “never-seen-before” deleted scenes from the film.
The Mahurat of Mangal Pandey: Prince Charles gave the first clap for the
mahurat shot of the film. The Premiere of Mangal Pandey
The Music Release function Television Promos.