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Here’s what went behind composing Kadam kadam from Prosenjit Chatterjee starrer Gumnaami

The second song from Srijit Mukherji’s directorial venture Gumnaami, Kadam kadam, was inaugurated in a public ceremony at the Netaji Bhawan Metro Station, adjoining Netaji’s ancestral property at Netaji Bhawan. The song had an inaugural screening in the presence of Srijit, actors Prosenjit Chatterjee, Anirban Bhattacharya and Tnusree Chakraborty, music director Indraadip Dasgupta and singer Ishan Mitra who has lent his voice to this patriotic number.

Kadam Kadam was considered the marching anthem of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army (INA). On special request of Subhas Bose, INA general Captain Ram Singh Thakuri composed this patriotic number as the marching song of the army. The song has been rearranged by music director Indraadip in the film to showcase the quest of an investigative journalist as he researches the disappearance of British India’s greatest freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Kadam kadam is presently the regimental quick march of the Indian National Army

Gumnaami is a film based on the Mukherjee Commission Hearings which happened from 1999 to 2005 where the three theories about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's death were discussed and debated. It is a dramatization of the hearings where an investigative journalist supporting the ‘Gumnaami Baba theory’ locks horns with the official lawyer who supports the ‘plane-crash theory’. In their clash, the 'Death in Russia theory' also comes up.

Speaking about the song Kadam kadam, Srijit said, “Kadam kadam is a song that I have been hearing since my childhood and has always instilled a sense of pride for my country. In Gumnaami, the song has been used to pulsate the quest for Netaji’s disappearance.”

The Bengali version of Gumnaami is scheduled to release on October 2. The Hindi version will release on October 11. The music used in the film is the original soundtrack by INA and DL Roy and has been rearranged by National Award Winning music director Indraadip.

 

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