‘Sam Bahadur’, a biographical film based on Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw’s life is all set to release in theatres on Decemeber 1. Vicky Kaushal plays the titular character in the film. It had its special screening in Mumbai yesterday, which was attended by many Bollywood celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Ananya Panday, Karan Johar, Richa Chadha, Arjun Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh among others. Now it looks like Vicky has impressed some of his B-town colleagues as he’s getting applauded by his contempories.
Afterwatching the film, Abhishek Bachchan Abhishek Bachchan took to Twitter and shared his thoughts on the film. He wrote, “Saw Sam Bahadur last night. The enormity of all that #FieldMarshalSamManekshaw did and achieved is overwhelming! And so beautifully told on celluloid by my favourite @meghnagulzar. It’s a huge responsibility to portray one of India’s greatest sons and she does it wonderfully. To the entire cast and crew, you should be very proud and thank you for telling this story. @fattysanashaikh @sanyamalhotra07. My veerey, @vickykaushal09, what do I even say about you… you continue to set the bar so high for all of us and then so effortlessly jump over it as only Sam can. All I can say is “Well done, sweety”!!!”
Saw #SamBahadur last night. The enormity of all that #FieldMarshalSamManekshaw did and achieved is overwhelming! And so beautifully told on celluloid by my favourite @meghnagulzar. It’s a huge responsibility to portray one of India’s greatest sons and she does it wonderfully. To…
— Abhishek 𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧 (@juniorbachchan) November 30, 2023
Acclaimed filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker also shared his review of the film. He wrote ‘“To@RonnieScrewvala I’ll say, WELL DONE CHAP! Wonderfully Directed @meghnagulzar. Brilliantly detailed performance @vickykaushal09 Two very nuanced portrayals @fattysanashaikh @sanyamalhotra07. Everything you wanted to know about #SamManekshaw HERE IT IS #SamBahadur’
— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) November 30, 2023
Actor and younger brother of Vicky, Sunny Kaushal took to his Instagram and shared two stories reviewing the film. In the first post he praised the film and wrote, ”What a film. What an amazing film this is. @rsvpmovies @meghnagulzar Thank you so much for making Sam Bahadur. It is truly remarkable how you have so beautifully managed to show the life, the character, and the love this man had for his country and uniform in a span of 2.5 hours. It made me laugh, cry, be inspired, and most importantly, it made me realise what great courage and character mean.”
While in another story he lauded his brother’s portrayal of the war hero. He wrote “Just when I think you’ve outdone yourself, you surprise me yet again. I know you manifested this film, and now I can see why. I think this film chose you. I don’t think anybody could’ve played Sam better. You’ve given you heart and soul and everything in between to portray the life of a man who was so valiantly lived. I could see it in your body, in your dialogues but most importantly I could see it in your eyes.”
The film is directed by Meghna Gulzar and also features Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Govind Namdev, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub in pivotal roles.