Shershaah is a Hindi-language Bollywood Movie that was released on 12 August 2021. The film is based on the Indian Army and features Sidharth Malhotra as the main character of the film with Kiara Advani. The film was directed by Vishnuvardhan who directed “Yatchan” in 2015 and “Arrambam” in 2013. Shershaah is the Debut Hindi film of Vishnuvardhan. The story of Shershah is written by Sandeep Shrivastava. The producers of this film are Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Shabbir Boxwala, Ajay Shah, and Himanshu Gandhi.
The cinematography of this film is done by Kamaljeet Negi. The official running time of this film is 135 minutes. This film is based on a real incident and a story of an Indian soldier Captain Vikram Batra. Karan Johar announced this film in 2018. The film was set released on 3 July 2020 but because of the covid pandemic, the film has been delayed to its new release date of 12 August 2021 over a year of delay.
There is a total of 10 songs in this film. The first song of this film is “Raataan Lambiyan” sung by Jubin Nautiyal, and Asees Kaur, and music by Tanishk Bagchi. The second song of this film is “Ranjha” sung by B Praak, Jasleen Royal, and Romy and music by Jasleen Royal. The third song from this film is “Kabhii Tumhhe” (Male Version) sung by Darshan Raval and music by Javed–Mohsin. The fourth song from this film is “Jai Hind Ki Senaa” sung and music by Vikram Montrose. The fifth song from this film is “Kabhii Tumhhe” (Female Version) sung by Palak Muchhal and music by Javed–Mohsin.
The sixth song from this film is “Mann Bharryaa 2.0” sung and music by B Praak, The seventh song from this film is “Raataan Lambiyan” (Chill Mix) sung by Jubin Nautiyal, Hanita Bhambri and music by Tanishk Bagchi. The eighth song from the film is “Ranjha” (Reprise) sung by B Praak, Jasleen Royal, and Romy, and music by Jasleen Royal. The ninth song from the film is “Raataan Lambiyan” (Haryanvi Version) sung by Renuka Panwar and music by Tanishk Bagchi. The last song from this film is “Shershaah Mashup” sung by Jubin Nautiyal, Asees Kaur, B Praak, Jasleen Royal, Darshan Raval, Palak Muchhal, and music by Dj Chetas, Tanishk Bagchi, Jasleen Royal, B Praak
Cast list of Shershaah
- Sidharth Malhotra in a dual role as
- Captain Vikram Batra alias “Vicky” (Shershaah)
- Krishnay Tuteja as Little Vicky
- Vishal Batra, Vicky’s twin brother (cameo appearance)
- Kavay Tuteja as Little Vishal
- Captain Vikram Batra alias “Vicky” (Shershaah)
- Kiara Advani as Dimple Cheema, Vicky’s girlfriend, and fiancée
- Shiv Panditt as Lieutenant Sanjeev “Jimmy” Jamwal (Sangram), Vicky’s colleague and later friend
- Nikitin Dheer as Maj. Ajay “Jassi” Singh Jasrotia, Vicky’s colleague
- Anil Charanjeett as Naib Subedar Bansi Lal Sharma, Vicky’s close friend
- Shataf Figar as Lt.Col. Yogesh Kumar “Y. K.” Joshi (Chanakya), CO of 13 JAK RIF
- Abhiroy Singh as Maj. Subrata “Subbu” Mukherjee, Vicky’s colleague and the CO of Delta Company
- Sahil Vaid as Amit “Sunny” Sood, Vicky’s best friend
- Manmeet Kaur as Mona Singh, Dimple’s best friend
- Raj Arjun as Subedar Raghunath Singh, a platoon commander in Delta Company
- Pranay Singh Pachauri as Rifleman Yash Paul Sharma
- Atul Verma as Rifleman Meher Singh
- Pawan Chopra as Girdhari Lal “G. L.” Batra, Vicky and Vishal’s father
- Mir Sarwar as Haider, a Pakistani terrorist
- Bijay J. Anand as Mr. Cheema, Dimple’s father
- Himmanshoo A. Malhotra as Captain Rajeev Kapoor (Maharana Pratap), Adjutant of 13 JAK RIF
- Rakesh Dubey as Major Vijay Bhaskar
- Ankur Sharma as Major Vikas Vohra
- Jay Kartik as Lieutenant Naveen Nagappa
- Vijay Meenu as Kamal Kanta Batra, Vicky & Vishal’s mother
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Reviews of Shershaah
Reviews of Shershaah are mixed by both critics and audiences. Over 121k people rated this film 8.4 stars out of 10 stars on IMDb, Which is a very positive rating from audiences. 13 critics from Rotten Tomatoes, rated this film 54% out of 100% which is a decent rating.
Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV rated this film 2.5 stars out of 5 stars and said “Malhotra has what it takes to portray Batra with efficiency.” He concluded “The cinematic firepower and flint take Shershaah much higher – and further – as a war drama”, which is not a positive rating or review from a critic.
Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama rated this film 3.5 stars out of 5 stars and said “Shershaah salutes the valor, courage, and bravery of Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra, Inspirational and emotional. A game changer for Sidharth Malhotra. Commanding act. Unmissable!. Director Vishnuvardhan narrates the story of Shershaah with utmost competency. Screenwriting is absorbing for most parts. The war sequences are executed with a flourish. The finale is sure to leave you moist-eyed“.
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