Sidharth Malhotra as an Indian Army Captain in a biopic, is something we all have been waiting to see since the announcement of ‘Shershaah’. Directed by Vishnuvardhan and co-produced by Karan Johar, the film is inspired by the life of a martyr and a Param Veer Chakra awardee Vikram Batra who was the Army Captain in the Indian Army. Somehow, we all know the story of Vikram Batra but portraying it in a movie gives us a high sense of patriotism within all of us.
From the start to the end, the whole film is packed with gaiety and doesn’t let us down anywhere. The story does not have the Bollywood unnecessary masala but the reality of the hero whom we all know today; the character build up is beautifully done. It’s not just a typical war movie but is a life story of a national hero and his heroics. Sidharth Malhotra does a lot of justice to the role of Vikram Batra, he portrays the character in such a manner that it catches us within tears. Everything looks really genuine and a fair amount of detailing is put on the making of the movie. Sidharth proves his mettle as a fine actor who can shine under the right script and a competent director.
Some of the scenes in the film are a bit too much; like Sidharth is allowed to keep long hair and beard which is basically prohibited in the Indian Army. The way Sidharth is behaving with his seniors, joking and being too friendly, that is not so much of a common thing happens in the Army. Dimple Cheema who is the fiancée of Vikram Batra is played by Kiara Advani and she is the heart of the movie. She plays a really simple role but is extremely spectacular. The chemistry between Vikram and Dimple is well presented through Sidharth and Kiara. It almost felt like, we are watching the real Vikram and Dimple in front of our eyes.
Vishnuvardhan presents the film without exaggeration, he keeps it plain, simple and realistic. VFX is also outstanding. The music deserves an applause, from the background score to the main theme, they are all beautifully crafted and sung by very talented singers.
The climax of the film is outstanding and is definitely unexpected. Watching the life of an Army Captain so up close is very much heartfelt. The five-year hard work has really worked out. One feels the pain, emotion in every frame will all your heart. A must watch film.
‘Shershaah’ is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.