Shershaah (2021/ PrimeVideo) (Biograhical Drama/ Action )
Biographical drama that revolves around the life of Param Vir Chakra awardee Capt.Vikram Batra!
Director – Vishnu Varadhan
Writer – Sandeep Shrivastava
Cast – Siddhartha Malhotra, Kiara Advani, Shiv Pandit, Anil Charanjeett, Shataf Figar, Himmanshoo Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer
The film opens on a bombarding note with a high voltage war sequence depicting some some crucial moments during the Kargil war, and then takes us back through the memory lane.
While I found the film engaging through out, the best moments were of course the ones which take the emotional tempo high. The story focuses in almost equal measure about his personal life and his army life.
As the war approaches and the activity on the border increases, so do our heartbeats.
The bond between Dimple and Vikram tugged at the heart and provided for some moist eyed moments. Considering that the real life Dimple choses to remain single, couldn’t help being in awe of such intense loyalty and real love.
The action sequences have been well shot and ensure that your pulse rate remains high. The final moments bring on a mixture of intense pride and sadness.
The post credits are worthy of the most attention. I read about each of the real life heroes using a pause button on each slide.
That also made me realise the precision of the casting team who chose not only a good team of actors but also made sure most of them looked similar to the real heroes.
I think the entire team of actors has done a good job.
Siddhartha has always been good at intense parts of his characters and I think it was the same even this time around.
Kiara looked adorable and I found her the best in her intense parts.
A special note of appreciation for Shiv Pandit (Capt. Jimmy), Shataf Figar (Col Joshi) and Abhiroy Singh (Major Mukherjee). They absolutely were in the skin of the soldiers.
Shataf Figar was mind blowingly real with his body language, mannerisms and even speech.
The music was good and trigger off the right emotions at the right time.
The team has delivered a good film that engages you, entertains you , gives a fair share of tense moments, moist eyed moments and that awesome proud and inspirational feel that makes everything worthwhile.
Most importantly, it tells us the story of our war heroes who are worthy of not only our salute but heartfelt thanks.