Sam Bahadur is directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala. It is a biopic of Army General and first Field Marshal of India, Field Marshal Sam HFJ Manekshaw.
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Neeraj Kabi, Edward Sonnenblick, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
Sam Manekshaw, the renowned Chief of Army Staff who went on to become a Field Marshal, is the subject of the biography “Sam Bahadur.” The landmarks of his glittering career are examined in the film.
Sam Manekshaw, who had serving in World War II to serving as Chief of Army Staff during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, which resulted in the creation of Bangladesh. Throughout his career, he saw how India’s geopolitical frontiers were shaped. Manekshaw served in five wars during his distinguished four-decade military career. In the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War, he held the position of Chief of Army Staff for India.
“Sam Bahadur” has a unique flavor that distinguishes it from other movies in its genre, even though it tells the story of a great Indian Army soldier. The story sheds light on Sam Manekshaw’s intimate friendship with Pakistani General Yahya Khan, revealing details that the public was previously unaware of. The movie explores his struggles as well, showing his open behavior—such as making light of Indira Gandhi—and his attempts to have someone close to him label him as anti-national.
Vicky Kaushal’s performance in the movie is its most notable feature. Kaushal accepts the challenge of playing a real-life character on screen once more, and he succeeds admirably this time around as well. Vicky Kaushal portrayal the feelings amazingly authentic and outstanding acting, which brings the character to life. Even so, there is a certain lack of coherence in the movie, despite its numerous successes and compelling overall quality. Viewers are left with the unavoidable sensation that a number of significant moments from Sam Manekshaw’s storied career have been combined to produce a somewhat disappointing conclusion.
Fatima Sana Sheikh, whose Indira Gandhi falls flat on the beat. Even Neeraj Kabi’s portrayal of Pt Nehru falls short. Govind Namdev as Sardar Patel and Anjan Srivastava as YB Chavan both seemed and acted naturally.
Overall, Sam Bahadur is a fantastic film for anyone who want to brush up on some truly fascinating aspects of our past. There were a few good tunes and good cinematography. The army insertions are executed nicely, and there are numerous references to the hand salute, parade, and formations that are done in a sophisticated manner. The movie is exquisitely enhanced by the musical scores, adding to the good experience. War sequences may have been a little bit better, but they shouldn’t completely destroy the experience. They paid more attention to the man than the actual battlegrounds.