Looks like another exciting Bollywood movie is brewing and has started spreading its fragrance. Vicky Kaushal reunites with his Raazi director Meghna Gulzar in an upcoming biographical film Sam. His new look and the film was announced by Vicky Kaushal on his Instagram account. He would be portraying the lead role of 1971 war hero, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, on whom the movie is based. Vicky Kaushal was last seen in the hit film ‘Uri’ and with the acting skills he has demonstrated that it is easy for him to slip into the character irrespective of nature.
The announcement found its way at the nick of time to mark the 11th death anniversary of the Army veteran, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw or Sam Bahadur as he was popularly known. The project “Sam” has been the second collaborative project between Meghna Gulzar and Vicky Kaushal after 2017 blockbuster Raazi.
In the first look shared by the makers, 31-year old actor Vick Kaushal looks unrecognizable. Donning heavy moustache and uniform, sitting behind a desk, he looks a spitting image of the war hero.
Announcing and sharing to the world on Sam Manekshaw’s death anniversary on Thursday, film’s director Meghna Gulzar wrote:
“A soldier’s soldier. A gentleman’s gentleman. In remembrance, on the death anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. It is my honour to tell the story of one of India’s greatest war heroes, with Vicky Kaushal essaying the historic man.”
“The film on Field Marshal Manekshaw is not a biopic. I’m looking at the man, his life and his times. I’m way over my head over here (the story)”
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I feel honoured, emotional and proud of getting a chance to unfold the journey of this fearless patriot, the swashbuckling general, the first Field Marshal of India- SAM MANEKSHAW. Remembering him on his death anniversary today and embracing the new beginnings with @meghnagulzar and #RonnieScrewvala. @rsvpmovies
Directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Ronnie Screwala, the film is all set to go on the floor in the Year 2020. “We will start shooting in 2021, which is good for all of us because it needs that much prep time as we have the Partition, accession of Kashmir and the 1971 Indo-Pak war to cover in the narrative,” said Meghna on the schedule of the film.
Brief about Sam Manekshaw, or Sam Bahadur on whom the movie will be based
He was born on 3rd April 1914, in Amritsar. Manekshaw has been decorated with the honorable rank of first Field Marshal of India. His major contribution included leading to victory against Pakistan in the war of 1971. In a few instances, he cheated death too. He, however, lived on to be a nonagenarian dying in Wellington, Tamil Nadu on 27th June 2008.