Vicky Kaushal, the versatile and talented actor of the Hindi film industry, has once again set the stage for an awe-inspiring performance in his upcoming film, “Sam Bahadur.” The teaser of the movie, released today, gives us a glimpse of Kaushal stepping into the shoes of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who served as the Chief of Army Staff during the India-Pakistan war of 1971.
Directed by the accomplished filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, “Sam Bahadur” promises to bring to life the extraordinary journey of this distinguished military leader on the grand canvas of the silver screen. It’s not the first time Vicky Kaushal has taken on a role that radiates a sense of pride and patriotism, setting him apart as one of the most prominent actors in the industry.
Vicky Kaushal’s journey as an actor has been nothing short of remarkable. He has showcased his prowess in various film genres, seamlessly transitioning from comedy to drama, from romance to thriller. What distinguishes him from his contemporaries is his ability to portray characters that resonate with the spirit of pride and patriotism.
In the backdrop of contemporary debates and controversies surrounding nationalism, Vicky Kaushal has consistently chosen roles that celebrate the positive and inspiring aspects of it. One of the crowning jewels of his career is “Uri: The Surgical Strike,” a film based on the real-life story of India’s covert operation against terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 2016. In the film, Vicky Kaushal portrayed the role of Major Vihaan Singh Shergill, the brave leader who spearheaded the mission. The film not only struck a chord with audiences but also achieved great success at the box office, earning several accolades, including the National Film Award for Best Actor. It also coined the famous phrase “How’s the josh?” which became a symbol of national pride and enthusiasm.
Another remarkable film in Vicky Kaushal’s filmography is “Raazi,” based on the novel “Calling Sehmat” by Harinder Sikka. The story revolves around a Kashmiri woman, portrayed by Alia Bhatt, who marries a Pakistani army officer, played by Vicky Kaushal, with the intent of spying for India during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. In this film, Vicky Kaushal took on the role of Iqbal Syed, a character who was a loving husband but also a dedicated soldier of his country. “Raazi” garnered critical acclaim and commercial success, earning Vicky Kaushal the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
With “Sam Bahadur” on the horizon, Vicky Kaushal once again showcases his unwavering commitment to bringing stories that invoke patriotism and celebrate the spirit of the nation. His portrayal of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw is sure to be another feather in his cap, further solidifying his status as one of the most revered actors in Indian cinema. Fans eagerly await the release of “Sam Bahadur” to witness Vicky Kaushal’s exceptional performance and pay tribute to a legendary military figure.