Sam Bahadur OTT Release Date Announced
In a thrilling turn of events, Vicky Kaushal’s much-anticipated movie, “Sam Bahadur,” is all set to make its digital debut on the popular OTT platform ZEE5. The film, directed by Meghna Gulzar and featuring a stellar cast including Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh, has been creating waves with its impending theatrical release on December 1, 2023.
“Sam Bahadur” unfolds against the backdrop of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, paying homage to the legendary Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. This historical figure played a pivotal role in leading the war that ultimately led to the creation of Bangladesh. The movie aims to shed light on Manekshaw’s illustrious career spanning over four decades and five wars, with a central focus on his role in the 1971 conflict.
Theatrical Release and Digital Debut
As fans eagerly await the theatrical release on December 1, 2023, the recent announcement of the OTT streaming details has added to the excitement. Following its cinematic run, “Sam Bahadur” will exclusively premiere on ZEE5, bringing the epic tale to the digital audience.
While the theatrical release date is confirmed, the OTT release date is still shrouded in secrecy. Although the makers have disclosed that ZEE5 will be the digital home for “Sam Bahadur,” the specific date of its digital release is yet to be unveiled. The makers have promised that this information will be shared within two months of the film’s theatrical release.
A Glimpse into Sam Bahadur’s Story
Sam Bahadur is not just a film; it’s a journey through the illustrious career and life of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, spanning four decades and five wars. The central focus of the biopic is his pivotal role in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, a conflict that led to the creation of Bangladesh. In a recent interview, Vicky Kaushal shared his thoughts on the film’s relevance for today’s generation.
He expressed, “The reason behind making the film is not because he is the first Field Marshal, but because of the person he was. He truly is a role model. And if anything you can draw inspiration from, I think it’s his life. He understood the social strata of the country and he has been there for the common people.”
Director Meghna Gulzar, in a separate interview, provided insights into her motivation for bringing Sam Manekshaw’s story to the silver screen. She remarked, “He should have been celebrated much earlier. But there is a very selfish part of me that says it’s good he wasn’t for it gave me an opportunity to make a film on him.”