Shershaah Announcement Video: Sidharth Malhotra as late Captain Vikram Batra will depict the brave story ahead of the Independence Day
Helmed by Vishnu Varadhan, Shershaah has Sidharth Malhotra playing a role inspired by Kargil War hero Captain Vikram Batra. The film will release on on August 12, 2021 ahead of Independence Day on Amazon prime video.
An announcement Video of Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani-starrer Shershaah was released on Thursday. The film, presented jointly by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Amazon Prime Video India, will release on August 12, ahead of the country’s Independence Day.
The one-minute video a few shots of Malhotra wearing the military uniform as the Late Captain Vikram Batra, blended in with some genuine film from the Kargil war, including Vikram Batra himself and media character Barkha Dutt.
Shershaah is essentially a war drama that will potentially pack an emotional punch as well. The release date announcement video was first shared by filmmaker Karan Johar on his Twitter handle, who wrote, “An ordinary man’s extraordinary journey of courage and valour. Extremely honoured, thrilled & excited to present #ShershaahOnPrime, releasing on 12th August only on @primevideoin. #Shershaah.”
An ordinary man’s extraordinary journey of courage and valour. Extremely honoured, thrilled & excited to present #ShershaahOnPrime, releasing on 12th August only on @primevideoin.#Shershaah @SidMalhotra @Advani_Kiara @vishnu_dir @apoorvamehta18 pic.twitter.com/k2KHrAI9ny— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 15, 2021
The official synopsis of the movie describes, “Shershaah is a story of valour, love and sacrifice, and is inspired by the life of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC). The film celebrates his valiant spirit and honours his invaluable sacrifice in the Kargil War of 1999. Staying true to his codename ‘Shershaah’, Captain Batra’s valiant fight and ultimate sacrifice were instrumental in India’s victory.”
Speaking about the film in a statement, Karan stated, “Shershaah is the true story of a war hero whose indomitable spirit and bravery brought victory to our nation. His sacrifices are invaluable and his life is an inspiration for generations to come.
We are extremely glad to have found a home for what I believe is a true cinematic marvel, in Amazon Prime Video, and are excited to mark the beginning of a new chapter in our relationship with them. Shershaah is our homage to the valour of our soldiers and I hope every viewer’s heart swells with pride watching this film.”
Helmed by Vishnu Varadhan, Shershaah also features Shiv Panditt, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himmanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Ankita Goraya, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Shataf Figar and Pawan Chopra in pivotal roles.
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