Sardar Udham trailer out: The trailer of filmmaker Shoojit Sarkar’s ode to freedom fighter Udham Singh- Sardar Udham, was released in September 30. Starring actor Vicky Kaushal in the lead, Sardar Udham is set to have a direct OTT release.
Like several films in the past many months, makers of Sardar Udham have opted for a direct digital release. While films like Bell Bottom and Thalaivii did have a theatrical release, the footfall in cinemas across the country remains underwhelming, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts have warned that there could be more waves of the pandemic and thus caution needs to be exercised. This has led to reluctance among viewers to head for theatres that are working on 50 percent occupancy to ensure social distancing. So while some films are heading for theatres, many like Sherni, Bhoot Police, Shershaah and Annabelle Rathore came to streaming platforms instead.
Here are ten things to know about Sardar Udham:
1. Apart from Kaushal, the film also features Shaun Scott, Stephen Hogan, Banita Sandhu and Kirsty Averton in key roles.
2. Actor Amol Parashar, best known for his work in the web series Tripling, will have a special appearance in the film.
3. The film is based on life and death of Udham Singh, who avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by shooting Michael O’Dwyer in London, in 1940.
4. Singh spent close to six years in London, bidding time, till he shot O’Dwyer who was the Lt Governor of Punjab at the time of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
5. In a statement, Sircar revealed that it took years of in-depth research to unearth and share with the world “the valiant story of a martyr who sacrificed his life to avenge India’s most dreadful tragedy.”
6. According to Kaushal, the story of Sardar Udham Singh represents strength, pain, passion, extraordinary courage and sacrifice, and many such values that he has tried to do justice through his character in the film. “The role called for a lot of physical, and even more mental preparation to get into Udham Singh’s shoes and bring to life the story of a man whose heroism and grit stand unmatched,” he added.
7. Shantanu Moitra has given music for the film while Avik Mukhopadhyay helmed the film’s cinematography.
8. Sardar Udham will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
9. The film is set to have a digital release on October 16.
10. Apart From Sardar Udham, films like Shiddat, Rashmi Rocket, Bhavai and Maidaan too will have OTT release in October.
Check out the trailer of Sardar Udham here:
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