The first thing that knocks to mind as Shershaah streams is Sidharth Malhotra as Captain Vikram Batra. He outshone and has left netizens asking more of his roles like this, and netizens praised his performance too. It is a suitably solemn, restrained account of the brief life and career of a 25-year-old Army Captain who died fighting in the 1999 Kargil war. Shershaah is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Sidharth Malhotra as the Lead Actor
Lead actor Sidharth Malhotra has what it takes to portray out a real-life martyr who has left behind a strong and abundant aura. But as the movie goes on we can see how he has managed to match the pace with a real life soldier.
Captain Vikram’s Teen Years
As the movie unfolds, Vikram can be seen fighting off a bully who refuses to return a cricket ball. His father, a schoolteacher in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, takes his son to task and wonders if he will end up a ruffian. But surprisingly, Vikram rages up and said that, “Meri cheez mere se koi nahi chheen sakta (Nobody can snatch what belongs to me).”
The late 1980s television series Param Vir Chakra, especially an episode on Palampur’s Major Somnath Sharma, the first recipient of India’s highest gallantry award, casts a spell on Vikram and he decides to join the army and serve the nation when he grows up.
Trailer and Credits of the Shershaah
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Shershaah, scripted by Sandeep Shrivastava, is Directed by Vishnuvardhan. The Movie is produced by Karan Johar and Shabbir Boxwala under Dharma Productions. And the Music for this movie is directed by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
It stars Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, Shiv Pandit, Nikitin Dheer, and Himmanshoo A. SidharthMalhotra in lead.
Captain Vikram’s Love Interest: Dimple Cheema
The next phase of Vikram Batra’s story unfolds in a Chandigarh college, where he has grown big and handsome, falls in love with a classmate, Dimple Cheema (Kiara Advani). As the campus romance blossoms, his parents, his two elder sisters and his identical twin brother Vishal (also played by Sidharth Malhotra) are pushed to the wings and are happy.
Wining Dimple Amid the Chaos
Dimple Cheema is a typical Sardarni. Her father is strictly against his daughter having anything to do with a Punjabi Khatri boy. But as Vikram has mentioned earlier, no one can snatch away his belongings. The love affair, however, hits a roadblock when Vikram is caught in two minds over the future course of his life.
With Dimple on his mind, he is no longer sure whether he should pursue his childhood dream of joining the army or settle for a high-salaried Merchant Navy job.
Vikram’s Motto as a Soldier
“Live by chance, love by choice and kill by profession” is Vikram’s motto as a soldier. Even as the loss of his mates in the course of the war upsets him, he does not stop. In fact, he vows that he will do everything in his power to prevent casualties on the Indian side.
“No one will die on my watch again,” the brave 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles lieutenant tells Captain Sanjeev “Jimmy” Jamwal (Shiv Pandit), six months his senior in the Indian Army. “If there is any casualty other than the enemy, it’ll be me,” Vikram says. The young officer’s boss, Lt. Col Y.K. Joshi (Shitaf Figar), is quick to see the spark in both Vicky and Jimmy and has no hesitation in acknowledging that the two are his best men.
Captain Vikram Batra’s Twin on the Movie’s Plot
Captain Vikram Batra’s twin Vishal Batra reacted to the movie and said that he had been carrying loads of emotions inside him for a very long time and poured it out by spending time in isolation after the film ended. Vishal also disclosed that the makers of Shershaah took 10-12% cinematic liberty but he and his family have no problem with it.
Vishal Batra had refrained from talking about his twin brother Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain Vikram Batra and pushed his emotions deep inside for 22 years. As a twin, he constantly missed his other half, brother, companion, and best friend and it was a tough time for him.
Vishal Batra’s Review on Sidharth’s Performance
Vishal Batra also gave his review on Sidharth Malhotra as Vikram Batra. He said that the actor has immensely done justice to his late brother’s character and lived up to everyone’s expectations.
Ratings And Final Review
Shershaah received a massive response from the audience and the netizens as the movie was immensely loved and praised for its patriotic content. As a war drama, just a little more cinematic firepower and VFX work might have taken Shershaah much higher on the review scale.
IMDb gave a rating of 8.8/10. Captain Batra, codenamed Shershaah ahead of a key operation during the Kargil war, gave the world the unforgettable line “Yeh dil maange more”. The movie is about him and his brief life.