Sam Bahadur movie review: Vicky Kaushal’s latest movie that amazed netizens

Review of Sam Bahadur: Meghna Gulzar’s most recent film dramatizes, without any subtlety, the exploits and witticisms of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw’s life.

Sam Bahadur review

Sam Bahadur movie has so much buzzed about it. After the massive hit of Talvar (2015) and Raazi (2018), this movie is the third one for Director Meghna Gulzar.

The cast of this film : The cast includes Vicky Kaushal. He has experience portraying soldiers on a mission against the country’s enemies, having done so for both fictional and real-life characters in Sardar Udham (2021) and Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019).

Sanya Malhotra, as Sam’s charming wife Silloo Bode, gives an emotional anchor to the Manekshaw home, complimenting his maverick energy with the ease that she has come to exhibit most recently in Jawan and Kathal.

However, Fatima Sana Shaikh’s portrayal of Indira Gandhi is mainly unreliable, with much of the fault attributed to the casting decision.

The story of the movie : The movie tells the story of one of the most famous warriors in the nation, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, a near-mythological giant who survived World War II despite being shot nine times by a Japanese soldier.

The Director and Writer of the movie : Bhavani Iyer has been serving as the writer of the epic whereas the director’s chair is occupied by Meghna Gulzar.

The way that am Bahadur tells the tale of its renowned protagonist avoids using a lot of narrative flourishes, deviates from the norm, or challenges Manekshaw’s recent adoption as the epitome of the sigma male.

It delivers a hagiography because it is so unwaveringly focused on reaping the benefits of bringing his mythology to life on cinema. Indeed, there is greater complexity in the portrayal of Manekshaw’s Pakistani equivalent, Yahya Khan (Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub), but not before some unsettling prosthetics and aging makeup.

The music in the film : The war song Badhte Chalo is incredibly bland and inelegant. The film’s soundtrack is loud, intrusive, and unmelodious, which is unexpected given Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s evident musical talent and their previous outstanding work with Gulzar, Raazi.

Sam Bahadur employs historical video skillfully to maintain the narrative and provide a documentary feel to the proceedings, despite the film’s mediocre background soundtrack. However, even this helps to explain the film’s staccato temporal jumps and passive linearity.

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