The Forgotten Army chronicles the dynamic story of Lieutenant Sodhi and his army of heroic men and women fighting for Indian Independence during World War II as part of the Indian National Army led by the charismatic Indian leader Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The Forgotten Army is the first story which will be depict the journey and sacrifice of the Indian National Army from the point of view of its soldiers, and brings to life the story of Lt. Sodhi’s daring group of men and women fighting for the liberation of their country from the grips of British colonial ruling in the 1940’s.
Based on the true story of Indian soldiers who marched towards the capital, with the war cry 'Challo Dilli', to free their country from the reign of the British. The Indian National Army (INA), which was forged out of British defeat in Singapore during WWII, was led by the charismatic Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and had the first ever women infantry regiment anywhere in the world. While these soldiers (men and women) fought against all odds and against the British army to free India, their struggle and story somehow got lost and they became 'the forgotten army'. With the love story between two soldiers - Sodhi & Maya at the heart of it, the series raises several questions about identity, independence and the idea of motherland and the cost of freedom. Freedom, that we often take for granted but freedom that costs countless lives and sacrifices.
The series is being directed by Kabir Khan who is one of India’s most successful filmmakers. The Forgotten Army marks the digital debut for Khan who is a two-time National Award winner (the highest film honours in India) and has directed the globally acclaimed New York, a film based on the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. New York was the opening film of the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival, 2009, and was also screened at the Pusan International Film Festival. Khan has also directed Bajrangi Bhaijaan, in 2015 which had been the third highest-grossing Indian film globally. The series marks the digital debut of Sunny Kaushal and the acting debut of Sharvari in lead roles, alongside Rohit Choudhary, Karanvir Malhotra, M.K Raina, R. Badree, TJ Bhanu, and Shruti Seth
All five episodes of The Forgotten Army are out January 24, 2020 on Amazon Prime Video worldwide.