Blockbuster Tamil film director Vishnuvardhan, known for Billa and Arrambam with 'Thala' Ajith Kumar, is making his Bollywood debut, Shershaah, which was announced in 2019 under Karan Johar's Dharma Productions in association with Kaash Entertainment banner, with Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in the lead roles. The upcoming biographical war action film based on the life journey of Param Vir Chakra awardee and Army Captain Vikram Batra, was initially planned for a theatrical release. However, the makers have now made the big announcement that Shershaah will skip a theatrical outing and instead premiere on Amazon Prime Video on August 12 ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, with an action-packed date announcement promo teaser out on Thursday on the streaming giant's social media channels.
The one-and-a-half minute Shershaah teaser shows the context behind the events leading up to the Kargil War and also focuses on Captain Vikram Batra, who died during combat. The teaser informs viewers that the Kargil War was 'India's first televised war', including news footage being intercut with action scenes and other montages from the film. The Shershaah teaser also gives us glimpses of the real Vikram Batra speaking in an interview about his nickname and his company's mantra - 'Yeh Dil Maange More' (the heart desires for more), with the promo concluding with Sidharth in action.
Sharing the Shershaah teaser on Twitter, Vishnuvardhan wrote, "I am thrilled as we bring to you the true story of the Kargil War hero - Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) with #ShershaahOnPrime. Coming out on 12th August only on @primevideoin." Producer Karan Johar tweeted, "An ordinary man’s extraordinary journey of courage and valour. Extremely honoured, thrilled & excited to present #ShershaahOnPrime, releasing on 12th August." Actress Kiara Advani, who plays the role of Captain Vikram Batra's fiance Dimple Cheema, too shared her excitement for the film and said the same and wrote, "The extraordinary journey of bravery, sacrifice & valour like no other #ShershaahOnPrime comes out on 12th August only on @primevideoin."
Watch the Shershaah trailer below:
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