Sam Bahadur is a biographical film based on the life and achievements of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who led the Indian Army to victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The film stars Vicky Kaushal in the titular role, along with Manoj Bajpayee, Sobhita Dhulipala, and Banita Sandhu in supporting roles. The film is directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Karan Johar.
The film chronicles the journey of Sam Manekshaw from his childhood in Amritsar to his military career spanning five decades. The film showcases his courage, charisma, and conviction as he rose through the ranks and became the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal. The film also depicts his personal life, his relationship with his wife Siloo, and his bond with his soldiers.
The film also portrays the historical events that shaped his legacy, such as the Partition of India, the Sino-Indian war, the 1965 Indo-Pak war, and the 1971 Indo-Pak war, which resulted in the liberation of Bangladesh. The film highlights his strategic vision, his diplomatic skills, and his witty humor that earned him the respect and admiration of his peers and foes alike.
The film was released on December 1, 2023, alongside Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal, which is a crime thriller directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. The film faced a tough competition at the box office, as Animal received rave reviews and massive collections. However, Sam Bahadur managed to hold its ground and received positive reviews from critics and audiences.
The film collected Rs 6.25 crore on its first day, Rs 9 crore on its second day, and Rs 10.30 crore on its third day. As of December 7, 2023, the film had collected Rs 32 crore in India and Rs 41.41 crore worldwide¹²³. The film is expected to pick up pace over the weekend and cross the Rs 50 crore mark soon.
Sam Bahadur is a tribute to one of the most iconic and inspiring figures in Indian history. The film is a must-watch for anyone who loves patriotic and biographical films. Vicky Kaushal delivers a stellar performance as Sam Manekshaw and proves his versatility and talent as an actor. The film is a cinematic masterpiece that celebrates the life and legacy of India’s