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Biopic on India's first Chief Election Commissioner Sukumar Sen announced

A biopic about India's first Chief Election Commissioner, Sukumar Sen, has been announced.

Written by  Shgun S -- June 03rd 2024 03:38 PM
Biopic on India's first Chief Election Commissioner Sukumar Sen announced

Biopic on India's first Chief Election Commissioner Sukumar Sen announced

PTC Web Desk: A biopic about India's first Chief Election Commissioner, Sukumar Sen, has been announced.

On Monday, Roy Kapur Films and Trickitainment Media announced that they had acquired the rights to produce Sukumar Sen's biopic. Notably, the project's announcement comes just one day before the 18th general election vote count on Tuesday.


According to Variety, the project will follow the life of Sen, the architect behind India's first general elections in 1951-52.

Sen, a mathematician and civil servant, played a key role in India's transition from a British colony to a democratic republic. Sen was in charge of organising the world's largest democratic exercise, which involved an electorate of 175 million people from 565 princely kingdoms and newly formed states.

Siddharth Roy Kapur said of bringing Sen's story to the screen, "We are so honoured to bring to life the incredible story of one of our national heroes Sukumar Sen, who played a critical role in shaping India's democratic history." 

"From the very system of identifying political parties by different symbols and colours in order to combat illiteracy to coming up with the idea of indelible ink on fingernails to avoid voter impersonation... so many of his innovations are in place even today. His contribution to laying the architecture for our democratic process deserves to be celebrated and we look forward to bringing audiences in India and around the world this thrilling story of our very first election and the amazing man behind it," he added.

Sen's grandson Sanjiv Sen went on to say, "One of India's greatest successes as a nation has been its successful democracy. The foundation of all democracies is free and fair elections and the credit for laying the bedrock for this vibrant electoral process must go to Sukumar Sen, my grandfather and the first CEC of independent India. I wish the producers all the success to portray the untold story of an unsung hero of this great nation."

- ANI

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