Meghna Gulzar, RSVP announce Sam Bahadur, title of Sam Manekshaw biopic starring Vicky Kaushal

Sam Bahadur's makers released the title of Vicky Kaushal's biopic on Sam Manekshaw's birth anniversary

FP Staff April 03, 2021 12:48:05 IST
Meghna Gulzar, RSVP announce Sam Bahadur, title of Sam Manekshaw biopic starring Vicky Kaushal

On the occasion of Sam Manekshaw's birth anniversary, RSVP’s Ronnie Screwvala and filmmaker Meghna Gulzar announced the title of their highly anticipated film Sam Bahadur.

Based on the life and times of the valiant Manekshaw, Sam Bahadur will be brought to life by Vicky Kaushal in this eponymous film.

Sam Manekshaw’s military career spanned four decades and five wars. He was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal and his military victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war led to the creation of Bangladesh.

The first look of Vicky Kaushal in Sam Manekshaw's biopic was released in 2019 marking Sam’s death anniversary, paying him a tribute. Last year, the makers also revealed the second look of the actor from the film.

The reactions the film’s announcement and Vicky Kaushal’s look in Sam Bahadur received testify that Manekshaw’s legendary status, in war and life, are fondly remembered and still remain relevant to this day.

Excited to embark on this journey director Meghna Gulzar said in a statement, “He was a soldier's soldier and a gentleman's gentleman. They don't make men like Sam Bahadur anymore. I'm so honoured to be telling his story with Ronnie Screwvala and the incredibly talented Vicky Kaushal. On the Field Marshal’s birth anniversary, his story has got its name. I couldn’t be happier.”

Vicky Kaushal, who essays the titular role, said in a statement, “I had always heard stories about Sam Bahadur from my parents who hail from Punjab and have seen the 1971 war but when I read the script I was completely blown away. He is a hero and patriot who is still remembered and loved to this day and capturing his spirit in the film is of the highest importance to me.”

Producer Ronnie Screwvala added saying, “We are excited and honoured to unfold the story of one of our greatest heroes and announce the title ‘Sam Bahadur’ on the occasion of his birth anniversary. A great man was born today and we hope to do everything in our power to honour his memory and legacy.”

Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film stars Vicky Kaushal in and as ‘Sam Bahadur’.

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