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The Human Bomb Movie Review: Biography of Rajiv Gandhi

The Human Bomb Movie Review: Biography of Rajiv Gandhi
Written by Shilpi Gupta

Biopic of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, “The Human Bomb” hit the theater Today. The movie is Directed by south Indian film director A. M. R. Ramesh. Actor Darshan Thoogudeep is in main lead. Music of the film is given by Sandeep Chowta. The director rose to fame upon his second venture Cyanide and biopic on forest dacoit Veerappan. The movie is based on the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi who was the 6th Prime Minister of India. The assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, occurred as a result of a suicide bombing in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, on Tuesday, 21 May 1991.

It was carried out by Thenmozhi Rajaratnam, who is also known as Dhanu. The attack on Rajiv Gandhi was blamed on the militant organization from Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, at that time India had just ended its involvement, through the Indian Peace Keeping Force, in the Sri Lankan Civil War.

When this incident happened, Rajiv Gandhi was doing campaign for the elections in southern states of India. On 21 May after successfully campaigning in Visakhapatnam, he reached a campaign rally in Sriperumbudur.

Dhanu, the human bomb also present in the rally taking place. She was wearing RDX explosive laden belt tucked below her dress and as per the plan she pressed the trigger for causing blast. In the blast other fourteen people lost their life beside prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The assassination was also caught on film by a local photographer, whose camera and film was found at the site and the photographer also died in the blast.

Rajiv Gandhi was the youngest Indian Prime Minister at the age of 40, in 1984 after the assassination of his mother, Indira Gandhi. Gandhi completed his college in the United Kingdom and returned to India in 1966. He was a professional pilot for the state-owned Indian Airlines. This movie reveals about untold story about the attack on Late Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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Shilpi Gupta

Food Technologist by Profession and Blogger by Destiny. love to write articles on food technology, spirituality and social issues.

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