Today, India marked 22nd Kargil Diwas and the entire nation is paying tribute to our fallen heroes who ensured the territorial integrity of our country. This annual celebration served as the ideal stage to unveil the much-awaited heroic trailer of Shershaah.
The trailer has already created much anticipation among fans and left them asking for more. Helmed by Vishnu Varadhan, this war drama stars Sidharth Malhotra in lead playing the role of the courageous hero of the Kargil war, Captain Vikram Batra.
The film marks the historic collaboration between Dharma Production and Amazon Prime Video for a global release. Shershaah also features a stellar cast of names likes Kiara Advani, Shiv Pandit, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Shataf Figar, and Pawan Chopra. The trailer launch was attended by actors Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, Director Vishnu Varadhan, Producers Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta and Vijay Subramaniam, Director and head, content, Amazon Prime Video.
In the three-minute trailer, the audience gets to witness some of the re-created footage of the Kargil war along with the power pack performance of Sidharth Malhotra as Captain Batra. This intriguing trailer has engrossing dialogues, entrancing visuals, and an engaging story. It is complemented with powerful background music and intense performance that left fans in for a visual treat.
Actor Sidharth Malhotra who aced the role as Captain Vikram Batra is overwhelmed with excitement for portraying a real-life hero onscreen.
Sharing about the release of the film, he said, “Playing a man in uniform always instills a sense of pride but portraying a legendary war hero like Vikram Batra was a huge responsibility to shoulder on and perform. The role called for a lot of physical and even more mental preparation to get into his shoes and bring to life the real-life story of a man whose courage and grit stood unmatched. I have tried my best to stay true to his persona and valor and I am thankful to the Batra family for trusting me. Shershaah, as a film is very close to my heart, and it is only fitting that we launch the movie’s trailer at the Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations. It is an absolute honor to be here among the brave hearts of the Indian Army and their families”.
Interestingly, ‘Shershaah’ was the codename of Captain Batra who fought till his last breath to ensure the pride and integrity of our nation. His unflagging bravery chases the enemy soldiers out of Indian territory in one of the rugged mountain warfare with extremely freezing temperatures. The unmatched courage of soldiers contributed immensely to India finally winning the Kargil war in 1999.
Kiara Advani who has always been admired for her endearing onscreen presence will be seen playing the role of Dimple Cheema, portraying love interest and strong support of Captain Batra.
About her role in the film, she said, “I am honored to portray strong and inspiring women like Dimple Cheema as it made me understand the journey of unsung heroes, the women behind the army men. While we celebrate the valor of the men at war, the sacrifices of the women at home often go unnoticed. Shershaah not only brings light to the contribution of these strong pillars of support but also offered me a chance to pay my tribute to their brave choices. It fills me with great pride to be a part of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, we are forever indebted to the bravery of those who fight at the frontlines and their families who support them and our country unconditionally.”
Director Vishnu Varadhan who debuts into the Hindi cinema with such a heroic project like Shershaah said, “I could not have asked for a better start than Shershaah to mark my foray into Bollywood, or a better setting to present the trailer of our movie. Shershaah is not just a labor of love, it is my attempt at saluting the heroes who have served our nation’s time and gain. It was challenging yet thrilling to shoot this film and bring to life a real-life story of grit and bravery. My aim was to make a film that familiarizes today’s youth with Captain Batra’s valor and inspires them. This film is my ode to his undaunting spirit to bring victory to India, his fearlessness and sacrifice.”
Reportedly, Shershaah is Amazon Prime Video’s 37th direct-to-service film in a short span of 15 months. The film is jointly produced by Dharma Production and Kaash Entertainment. As a lead-up to the Independence Day Weekend, the film is set to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime video in India and across 240 countries and territories starting from August 12th, 2021.