Gour Hari Das loved to talk about his adventures as a freedom fighter… But soon he realized that people and kids were sniggering behind his back, dubbing him a fibber. It hurt, but he never craved to prove himself right. Until one day his son sought admission in the Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute in King Circle, and Das was told that a freedom fighter’s certificate would facilitate an entry into the institute. Das had his first brush with bureaucracy when he was told that he could not obtain a certificate from M aharashtra, as he had fought from the state of Orissa. Which forced him to point out that he hadn’t fought for a state ,but for the country! The utter callousness of the officials was an eye opener to Das. And a new Das was born… He suddenly realized that this wasn’t the country he had fought for. And this was the country he couldn’t abandon either! He was determined not to let the sacrifices of his ilk be squandered by a set of people out to erode a value system they had upheld in the face of near impossible situations
Standing on a bridge that connected the past with the present, Das waged a 30 year battle to prove his credentials. A battle strewn with the bodies of a decaying system, a fumbling democracy and guilty consciences
GOUR HARI DAStaan—THE FREEDOM FILE based on Hari Gaur Das’ memoirs, is a telling comment on a country’s present that has failed to justify the past. It’s the dramatic tale of two generations locked in a see saw battle…one extolling values, the other groping in the dark. And it’s the future that’s at stake!