The words of Vande Mataram were translated into Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi by Subhas Chandra Bose and Lieutenant General Hira Lal Singh, as well as being translated into English by Bose. Singh had also written the words for the original Hindi version of the song.
On 20 August 1945, a letter from Bose to the Indian National Congress chief Bipin Chandra Pal simply read "Dear Shri Subhas—please send on the following for immediate dispatch by the swiftest conveyance to Dr Titu;—written material and program for cinema, [Vande Mataram]". The letter is now in the Gandhi Memorial Library at the Delhi Graduate School of Political Science, University of Delhi. Also included was the handwritten draft of the lyrics in Bengali along with the chords and a brief biography of Bose, offering to keep the material secret.
Music director T. A. Krishnaiah of the CMR center sent Bose a letter offering to compose the music. Bose gave Krishnaiah the subject of the music for the new film, asking Krishnaiah to start work on what was to become the Shanmukha Vriddhi dance. Krishnaiah was accompanied by Ram Pal and Rai Bahadur Janki Bala Mukerjee when Krishnaiaya wrote to Bose describing the Pendyala's dance and requesting permission to use it in the film.
Major Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru wanted to produce the film, to fight ignorance and intolerance left over from the British era. The Government of India set up the Ultra Audio Film Production (UAFP) Corporation to produce the film on a royalty basis, to be distributed by UAFP. d2c66b5586