At the forefront of enriching cinema, Rising Sun Films production house headed by producer Ronnie Lahiri, director Shoojit Sircar and KinoWorks LLP headed by producer Sheel Kumar has given audiences quality content since its inception. Rising Sun Films has stood out from other production houses, with a diverse range from family entertainers like ‘Vicky Donor’ (2012) and ‘Piku’ (2015) to delivering timeless masterpieces such as ‘Madras Cafe’ (2013), ‘Pink’ (2016), ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ (2020) and now the much awaited ‘Sardar Udham’ starring Vicky Kaushal in the lead role on 16th October.
With the trailer going viral on its release, the visual masterpiece packs powerful dialogues and the recreation of pre-Independence events that seems to have come alive from history books. Most importantly, ‘Sardar Udham’ is an important story from the annals of our Independence, which has been unexplored in cinema since the Oscar winning Gandhi. There has been speculation and curiosity as to the title of the film, director Shoojit Sircar gives his heartfelt explanation and reasoning behind the intriguing film title.
He says, “ ‘Sardar Udham’ is the name of the film. Sardar Udham Singh or Shaheed Sardar Udham Singh was his name… and it is very much a part of the film. Sardar Udham is my samajh (understanding) of him. I have tried to present his thought process, his mind, his message in this film. And I feel this message is not just for one part of the world, it is for everyone across the world. When you watch the film, you will know what I am talking about. I don’t want ‘Sardar Udham’ to be limited to Punjab. I want this message to go far and wide across the world. I could have added Martyr, Kamboj, Sunam, to his name. I consider Sardar Udham to be my friend. I feel his presence. I also feel everyone is Sardar Udham. He is our friend. I have named this film ‘Sardar Udham’ with a lot of utmost respect, love and all my heart.”
Premiering on Amazon Prime Videos on 16th October, ‘Sardar Udham’ is directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar. A Rising Sun Films and Kino Works Presentation.