Where to watch Sardar Udham: Shoojit Sircar’s ode to the freedom fighter Udham Singh, the film stars Vicky Kaushal as the freedom fighter and is scheduled for a festival release on October 16. This is Kaushal’s first film with Sircar.
The much-awaited Hindi film, Sardar Udham is based on the life of the freedom fighter Udham Singh. In a pre-release interview, Sircar said that he does not want the film to be limited to Punjab and that the message should go far across the world.
Adding that he could have added titles like a martyr, kamboj, sunam to the freedom fighter’s name but he considers Udham Singh to be his friend and can feel his presence.
The film is a Rising Sun Films Production, which is backed by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar. According to a media report, the film has a massive budget.
While the film’s shoot was over in December 2019, the post-production process of the film took longer than expected. Plus, Sircar sold his film Gulabo Sitabo to Amazon Prime Videos in early pandemic days as he wanted to wait and give Sardar Udham a theatrical release.
The film was earlier scheduled to release on October 2, 2020. The plan was interrupted by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The date of release was postponed indefinitely. The film is set to release on October 16.
Who Was Udham Singh?
Born in Sunam, Punjab in 1899, Udham Singh was a political activist who was associated with Ghadar Party in the United States. Singh assassinated Michael O’ Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India, 1940. The assassination was an avenge for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as Amritsar Massacre for which Dwyer was responsible.
More than 1,000 men, women and children lost their lives at Jallianwala Bagh Massacre and 1,200 were wounded. Singh’s birth anniversary is on December 26.
What to expect from the film?
The film, directed by Sircar, is based on the life of this revolutionary. The trailer offered glimpses of Udham Singh’s operation, from planning to execution. In the video, we see him arrive in England under a false identity, stalk Dwyer across London and then carry out the assassination.
“Sardar Udham is the name of the film. Sardar Udham Singh pr 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 the film,” said Sircar in an interview.
Apart from Kaushal, the film has an ensemble cast of – Shaun Scott, Stephen Hogan, Banita Sandhu and Kirsty Averton. The film also has a special appearance by the Tripling fame, Amol Parashar.
Where To Watch Sardar Udham?
The film will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video. You can watch the trailer here:
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