Veer Savarkar is a Hindi language 2001 Indian film based on the life of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. This version was released on DVD format. This film was produced by Savarkar Darshan Prathisthan, under the president-ship of Sudhir Phadke. It premiered on 16 November 2001, in Mumbai, New Delhi, Nagpur and six other Indian cities. Rediff.com reports a claim that it is the first movie in the world financed by public donations. On 28 May 2012 its Gujarati language version was released by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi.