The trailer for Meghna Gulzar's upcoming film, Sam Bahadur, has been unveiled. This historical movie features Vicky Kaushal as the charismatic war hero Sam Manekshaw and Fatima Sana Shaikh as the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Expanding upon the teaser launched the previous month, the trailer showcases Vicky Kaushal embodying every aspect of India's first Field Marshal, Sam Manekshaw. The trailer features scenes of him delivering a stern address to his fellow soldiers and engaging in encounters with prominent leaders, including the then-Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. The movie is set in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Watch the trailer here.
On November 1, the actor shared a new poster for the Meghna Gulzar-directed film on his Instagram. The latest poster reveals Vicky Kaushal in the persona of Sam Manekshaw, donning a military uniform with a stern expression. In his post's caption, Vicky enthusiastically announced, "SAM IS HERE!!! On 1.12.2023. One month to go!”
Kaushal has once again donned the Indian Army uniform, this time for his upcoming role in a biographical film centred on Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, famously known as Sam Bahadur. The film's teaser provides a glimpse of Kaushal's remarkable transformation as he steps into the shoes of India's first Field Marshal, bringing to life the iconic military figure on the big screen.
Vicky Kaushal's striking resemblance to Sam Bahadur during the 1960s and 1970s is apparent in the teaser, where he is depicted delivering an inspiring speech to his fellow soldiers. It evokes memories of his iconic line, "How's the Josh?" from Aditya Dhar's film URI, and one can't help but feel that he might break into that spirited chant at any moment.
Sam Bahadur Teaser
Additionally, some of Kaushal's dialogues in the teaser, particularly the one directed at then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, portrayed by Fatima Sana Sheikh, stand out. When Indira emphasises that a soldier's duty is to die on the battlefield, Kaushal's character counters by emphasising that a soldier's true responsibility is to eliminate the enemy's soldiers.
Watch the teaser here.
Sam Bahadur Trailer Release Date
Following the teaser's reception, fans are eagerly looking forward to the trailer. According to a report by Pinkvilla, the film's creators are organising a grand trailer launch event in Delhi. This trailer unveiling is scheduled for November 7. The film is set to release on December 1, clashing with Ranbir Kapoor's Animal.
The film Sam Bahadur was announced on Sam Manekshaw’s 106th birth anniversary. He also wrote on Instagram about the film, "The man. The legend. The brave heart. Our Sam Bahadur... On the birth anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, his story has found its name. Sam Bahadur". For the preparation of the film, Kaushal met Sam Manekshaw's grandson Jehan.
Sam Bahadur will depict the life of India’s first Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, his career in the Indian Army over four decades, and life in war zones. Manekshaw is also 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.
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