Shershaah – The code name of captain Vikram Batra . While the entire nation is getting ready for 75th Independence Day, even if “Yeh Dil Maange More”, we advise you to show your love for the nation by staying at home safely. And we got just the right movie for you to watch all by yourself or with your family, Shershaah. Directed by Vishnuvardhan Kulasekaran, starring Sidharth Malhotra in a double role of twin brothers, Captain Batra and his brother Vishal Batra and Kiara Advani as Vikram’s girlfriend Dimple Cheema. So, let’s get started.
The movie is a biography of India’s one and only Shershaah, aka, Captain Vikram Batra. As we all know, Captain Batra was an officer of the Indian army who died as a hero during the Kargil war (may- July 1999) between India and Pakistan.
He was killed in an enemy cross-fire while he was trying to rescue an injured fellow soldier. After his demise, he was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, which is India’s highest military honour. The movie covered his entire life, right from his childhood to his end days.
We have to give credits to the scriptwriters for doing a great job of putting together one person’s whole life. It is not always easy to show every single detail in a 2hr movie. Although they did a good job, it feels like the movie is going slowly at the beginning.
It was really interesting how the writers used actual quotes of Captain Batra in the movie. But what was disturbing for me was this one dialogue, “Har fauji ka Sapna hota hai ki kam se Kam Akbar war mai jane ka mauka mile” (Every soldier dreams of getting a chance to go to war at least once). And this was not something he actually said. Every soldier dreams of serving the nation in any way possible, but I don’t think wanting to go to a war makes anyone happy.
Although the movie was Captain Batra’s biography, I feel it would be really nice if the writers would have given some more attention to the other important characters and his fellow soldiers. Understandable that Captain Batra was the hero, but we did not win just because of his hard work. There were other soldiers, too, who were also risking their lives for the nation. It would have been better if we could see some more of them too.
In the case of biographies, where you already know what is going to happen, it is really hard to keep the audience at the edge of their seats throughout the movie. Here, they well made the movie with everyone’s performances at peak and excellent execution of the war sequence.
I don’t know about others, but I definitely enjoyed all of it. Plus, we cannot forget about all the songs the movie comes with. Overall, this movie has it all, patriotism, action, romance, thrill, everything. So, on this Independence Day don’t forget to watch Shershaah on Amazon Prime.