The publication quoted composer Indraadip Dasgupta as saying that the project is an honest effort to make a lavish film on an unsung hero of the Indian freedom struggle. “But in the process, it again projects our hatred towards the British. In this era of globalisation, it is not fair to hold on to this hatred,” he said.
For production designer Sumit Basu who said he thought the length of the film was an issue, “It has a delayed climax. It takes a lot of time for a viewer to feel the real pain for the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.’