ZEE5 came up with a perfect Independence Day tribute. The mysterious death of the former Prime Minister of Tashkent, Lal Bahadur Shastri has been a concern for way too long. However, this docudrama was created to try and clear up the mystery behind his death. It shows exactly what events took place after the Tashkent declaration was signed. Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Death – An Unfinished Story is a perfect way to answer all the stacked up questions. The docudrama creatively exposes the mystery and story behind the shocking death of Lal Bahadur Shastri. Jyoti Kapur Das has given her best to direct the docudrama and give an answer to many questions and investigations behind the conspiracy.
The story of the docudrama
In this docudrama, may questions have been raised regarding Shastri’s death. His son and grandson give away the narrative and they precisely mention that cuts were seen on the body that was brought to India. The film throws light on the various possibilities in the real life that might have been kept classified or hidden from the people of the nation. It explores the possibility of Shastri Ji’s meeting with Subhash Chandra Bose and the involvement of external agencies. It even brings up questions of whether he was poisoned, along with many other uncomfortable truths regarding his death.
Kuldeep Nayyar– an Indian journalist and ex-High Commissioner of India to the UK also shares his view of the suspected involvement of various agencies and delegators. The people were quite disappointed by his decision to sign the treaty and Shastri had decided to talk them into it once he was back. However, ‘fate’ did not let him do so. His meeting with Subhas Chandra Bose makes the death a little more mysterious and sudden. The cast chosen for the docudrama has completely justified their roles and walked perfectly in their shoes.
Reviews of the docudrama
The docudrama unveils numerous theories and answers many mysterious questions which were unknown until now. The presentation is perfect and the storyline fits right in. The day of release is chosen perfectly well and, the cast adds colours to the film. They have brought up varied classified subjects which were hardly known to the common people. In addition to the unanswered questions already persisting for decades, the drama also throws light upon other possibilities and perceptions which were never thought of before. The execution of the story is completely smooth and undisturbed.
In 1977 i.e. 11 years after his death, a parliament was appointed. Yet, none of the only two witnesses could appear in the court. Despite the numerous perceptions, questions, and theories, Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death still remains a mystery. This docudrama is a perfect tribute to the person as well as the occasion of Independence Day. Hopefully, someday, Shastri’s family, as well as the nation, can see the last page of his life instead of the cover-up and mysteries. The people of India deserve to know the truth despite all details being hidden in the name of classified information.