ZEE5’s latest original Marathi series Gondya Ala Re, highlights the legacy of the Chapekar brothers. These group of five men led India’s first ever rebellion against the Britishers, in 1892. This was the year when Pune was hit with a bubonic plague and several citizens were being mishandled and exploited by the officials. The Chapekar brothers assassinated W.C Rand, the plague commissioner at the time, who was responsible for the atrocities that Punekars were subjected to.
Watch the first episode here.
The main character Damodar Chapekar is being essayed by Bhushan Pradhan. We list out some essential facts about the revolutionary who sacrificed his life to protect his fellow citizens. Damodar and his brothers were born in Chinchwad, which was earlier a village in the Peshwa district of Pune. They later moved to Pune. He was the eldest and was born in 1868.