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Shershaah (2021) Movie Review: A Most Entertaining And Ambitious Film

I will admit that I had mixed feelings going into the movie. The trailers had me a bit confused. But I was pleasantly surprised with the ambitious and entertaining story of Shershaah, a dystopian future set in the year 2021. 

    The story opens to a future where the world is in a state of chaos, with a dictator, Shershaah, on the brink of global domination. It also opens to a world that is divided.

    Shershaah (2021) is a most entertaining and ambitious film. The movie is set in 2036, and the world is in the grips of a water crisis. The U.S. and China are in a tense standoff, and the world is on the brink of war. So, I’ll just come out and say it: Shershaah (2021) is a movie you should go see.

    Here’s everything we know so far about Shershaah (2021) Movie: 

    Cast and characters:

    Raj Arjun - Subedaar Raghunath Singh

    Vijay Meenu - Kamal Kanta Batra

    Rahaao - Pakistani Officer

    Kiara Advani - Kiara 

    Sidharth Malhotra - Vikram Batra

    Shiv Panditt - Shiv 

    Pawan Chopra - G.L Batra

    Directed By - Vishnuvardhan

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    Genre - Action, History

    Language - Hindi

    Release Date - 2 July 2021

    Shershaah (2021) Movie Review

    Rating: 3.5 /5 With a cast of A-list actors, like Jacqueline Fernandez, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and some surprise cameos, this Vikram Batra biopic is exactly the kind of Bollywood film that the who's who of the city want to watch. 

    But ultimately, it's just Vikram Batra who is in the centre of it all. This is a Vikram Batra biopic, nothing else. It's a lean, personalised and barebones film that is about Vikram Batra. 

    He is the man who single-handedly won the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war for the country, and on what has been a cold day in November, his army under his leadership has won the final push to take the country back. 

    But, there's a very long middle stretch of the film, where you have to sit through an array of lies, half-truths and deceit, to get to the real story.

    Plot of the movie

    Shershaah (2021) is a biopic of Karan Singh Sher Shah Suri, a 14th century Muslim ruler of Bengal who ruled from 1347-1351 and oversaw the construction of the Ganges Canal. 

    Movies in Bollywood are always glorifying historical figures, especially those of the Muslim community and now, this movie too is an attempt to take a slice of history. But 'Sher Shah' is more than that. It is an adventure movie with plenty of drama and suspense mixed with comedy and drama. 

    The movie is a remake of the 2014 Telugu film Paisa Vasool, and also features the popular actor Sudeep who is known for his role as 'Dev' in the hit serial Udaan. The movie opens with Sher Shah who is about to be beheaded by his fellow lords as he has dared to declare holy war against his own community.

    The Cast

    Siddharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, Abhishek Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee, Aditya Roy Kapur and Pavan Malhotra The Director Ashim Ahluwalia The Plot Siddharth Malhotra's film will be based on Vikram Batra, the ex- commander of the Infantry Regiment 9 of the Indian Army who sacrificed his life for the country. 

    Siddharth says, "At a point, Vikram couldn't take it anymore and told his superiors that he was going to sacrifice his life and not come back to his mother. But when asked to fight for his country, he took it upon himself to fight the Pakistanis. 

    Unfortunately, he died. So, the story was very close to my heart." The Music Chants of Vikram Batra from the film would not bore you, the director says. "The film has a lot of nuances and will be with you.

    Ambition

    Shershaah (2021) Movie Review: A Most Entertaining Vikram Batra Biopic: Siddharth Malhotra to Star in 'Sher Shah' Captain in Karan Johar's Film. Action Shershaah (2021) Movie Review: A Most Entertaining Vikram Batra Biopic: Siddharth Malhotra to Star in 'Sher Shah' Captain in Karan Johar's Film. 

    Story 

    Siddharth Malhotra is Vikram Batra, a Kashmiri soldier who got the Ashok Chakra posthumously for his supreme sacrifice in the Kargil war. "Vikram was convinced that his jawans were the best soldiers in the world," director Abhishek Sharma's screenplay begins. 

    The screenplay then skips ahead two decades in time and we get Malhotra as an IPL-playing cricketer and Vicky Kaushal as an IPS officer who becomes his mentor.

    The Cinematography

    Siddharth Malhotra in the upcoming biopic on Karan Johar's close friend Vikram Batra (1961 – 1971), which has been titled Shershah. The main visual references of the first half are the militancy-bound hit Ladakh-set The Lunchbox (2013) and the Pakistani war-fantasy Taare Zameen Par (2008). 

    Malhotra delivers a bravura display in the first half. Packed with shots and locations, it almost steals the show. Direction Shah Rukh Khan's last war film Zero did have visuals that looked as colourful as the song 'Thoda Resham Lagte Hai' (the film too, had a lot of song-based sequences) but they lacked the heft of a war film. 

    The action sequences and the plotline in the Vikram Batra biopic lack a panache that a piece of war-themed cinema demands.

    The music

    One of the songs, just like the film, is droning on. Not only is it the only piece in a good musical score, but its painfully slow build ups seems to want to convey the bleakness of the film. A second song comes around and hits you in the feels; but the creative team was perhaps aiming for higher with this one. 

    The punch line Droning on isn't a good thing for a film. After all, this is a Vikram Batra bio-pic, and there's much more to this young man than his stint in war-torn Afghanistan. This Vikram deserves a film that lets his story be told. 

    The performance Siddharth Malhotra, who previously played a cricket-loving photographer in 2 States, has now moved on to another war story, this time with an Olympic silver medallist.

    Character Review

    Emotionally shattered by the loss of his father Sher Shah Suri, Vikram (Siddharth Malhotra), his elder sister Ramdasi (Sonali Sachdev) and brother Raja (Vikas Jha) grow up in a brothel in New Delhi. 

    After Vashnavi (Bhumi Pednekar) gives birth to Vikram's child, they are both given a blessing and the next day he leaves the house and goes out to find his destiny. 

    Without much help from his uncles, Vikram takes on the responsibility of a guru called Gandhi ji, who has always taught him to believe in justice and fight for what he believes in. 

    One of his mentors tells him that he is a singer, a dancer and an actor; what he cannot be is a conqueror. Struggling against all odds, he is motivated by his love for Ramdasi and the child.

    Shershaah (2021) Movie Rating

    2.5/5 Capt. Vikram Batra, who fought the 1971 war for the country is remembered for his valiant fight, though not the reasons. So why not create a biopic around the Sikh leader, who went on to create a post-independent India as the first Dravidian Chief of Army Staff. 

    And let's not forget how the director of his film has helmed films like Ek Villain and Brothers, two big hits in 2017. So clearly, his motivations are right. But to quote comedian Govinda, "Anshai is the champion and never loses it. 

    Even if you lose at chess, you still get your money." This film is about Vikram Batra's life, a fascinating and almost accidental portrayal by the director. And you will love it. Also read — Shershaah (2021) movie review: Siddharth Malhotra looks every bit the dapper soldier.

    Conclusion

    Shershaah (2021) Movie Review: A Most Entertaining Vikram Batra Biopic: Siddharth Malhotra to Star in 'Sher Shah' Captain in Karan Johar's Film. User Rating: Siddharth Malhotra appears to be going through the motions in Shershah (2021) directed by Vikram Batra.

    There’s an awkward attempt to establish his character in the first half of the film. But the burden of establishing a biopic on a person that the entire country knows nothing about just seems too daunting. 

    Once Siddharth establishes his character, there are two things about him that work well. Firstly, he has the looks of a Vikram Batra and his smouldering eyes are tailor made for a biopic on a man who passed away in battle.