Sam Manekshaw, one of India’s greatest war heroes, was born that day over a century ago. On the occasion of his birthday, RSVP’s Ronnie Screwvala and filmmaker Meghna Gulzar announce the title of their highly anticipated film ‘Sam Bahadur’.
Based on the life and time of the brave Manekshaw, ‘Sam Bahadur’ is brought to life by the talented Vicky Kaushal in this film of the same name, which has already caught everyone’s attention due to the uncanny resemblance his character bore to Sam.
Sam Manekshaw’s military career spanned four decades and five wars. He was the first Indian army officer to be promoted to field marshal and his military victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak War resulted in the establishment of Bangladesh.
Vicky Kaushal’s first look in Sam Manekshaw’s biography was published in 2019 on the anniversary of Sam’s death and in honor of him. Last year the creators also revealed Vicky Kaushal’s second look and it left you stunned when Vicky resembled the Field Marshal – a mirror image.
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The reactions that received the announcement of the film and Vicky Kaushal’s look at “Sam Bahadur” testify that Manekshaw’s legendary status in war and life is fondly remembered and remains relevant to this day.
Excited to embark on this journey, director Meghna Gulzar says: “He was a soldier and a gentleman. They don’t make men like Sam Bahadur anymore. It is a great honor for me to share his story with Ronnie Screwvala and the incredibly talented Vicky Kaushal. On the Field Marshal’s birthday, his story takes its name. I couldn’t be happier. “
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Vicky Kaushal, who writes the title role, says, “I had always heard stories about Sam Bahadur from my parents, who were from Punjab and watched the 1971 war, but when I read the script I was totally blown away. He’s a hero and patriot who is remembered and loved to this day, and it is of the utmost importance to me to capture his spirit in the film. “
Adds producer Ronnie Screwvala: “We are delighted and honored to tell the story of one of our greatest heroes and to announce the title ‘Sam Bahadur’ on the occasion of his birthday. A great man was born today, and we hope to do everything in our power to honor his memory and legacy. “Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film plays Vicky Kaushal in and as ‘Sam Bahadur’.