Kaala Pani jail on the Bollywood screen for the first time

Sep 22, 2012, 07:42 IST | Kunal M Shah

Bedabrata Pain's upcoming project becomes the only film ever to be shot inside the iconic Kaala Pani jail

The iconic Kaala Pani jail at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands recently had some interesting visitors. Bedabrata Pain’s upcoming project based on India’s freedom struggle has become the first film to be shot inside the famous Kaala Pani jail. While some filmmakers in the past have managed to shoot in the compound and outside the jail, none of them ever managed to shoot inside the jail premises.

Kaala Pani jail

Several famous freedom fighters were jailed at the iconic location during India’s struggle for Independence. A source informs, “A very crucial part of the film has been shot inside the same cell where Dr Subhash Chandra Bose was kept.

Since it’s not officially allowed to shoot inside, the director and his team literally snuck inside with basic permission, where they were allowed to take only one camera inside with minimum crew and for just 15 minutes.” Bedabrata was apparently accompanied by only four crewmembers during the shoot. 

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