Amazon Prime Video today announced the world premiere of the Amazon Original Movie Shershaah. This announcement marks the first and historic association between Amazon Prime Video and Dharma Productions for a global premiere. The much-awaited war drama is inspired by the life of Kargil war hero, Captain Vikram Batra (PVC), played by Sidharth Malhotra. Directed by Vishnu Vardhan and jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Kash Entertainment, Shershaah is the biggest Bollywood war drama of the year and will release on the Independence Day weekend. Fans from 240+ countries and territories in India and around the world can enjoy this thrilling movie starting August 12 only on Amazon Prime Video. The film stars Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in lead roles while Shiv Pandit, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Ankita Goraya, Anil Charanjit, Sahil Vaid, Shataf Figur and Pawan Chopra are in lead roles.
Sidharth Malhotra’s Shershaah to release on Amazon
Shershaah is a story of valor, love and sacrifice inspired by the life of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC). The film celebrates his bravery, and honors his priceless sacrifice in the 1999 Kargil War. True to his codename ‘Sher Shah’, Captain Batra’s bravery and ultimate sacrifice played a vital role in India’s victory.
Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video, India, said, “At Amazon Prime Video, we have always endeavored to present stories that touch the heart, soul and soil of this country for our viewers. Be stories that resonate around the world. We announce the release of this year’s most inspiring story – Shershaah, and it is a matter of great pride for us. The film marks the beginning of a new chapter for us as we have joined hands with Dharma Productions for the direct-to-streaming global premiere and Shershaah is the perfect film for that. We are sure that this film will prove to be an inspirational experience for our customers and will bring to the people across the world the unmatched valor of Kargil War hero, Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) and our armed forces.”
Karan Johar of Dharma Productions said, “Sher Shah is the true story of a war hero whose indomitable courage and bravery led our nation to victory. His sacrifice is priceless and his life is an inspiration for generations to come. We at Amazon Prime Video are delighted to find the perfect venue for a true cinematic marvel, and are excited to begin a new chapter in our relationship with them. Sher Shah is our tribute to the bravery of our soldiers and I hope every viewer’s heart will be filled with pride after watching this film.
Apoorva Mehta, CEO, Dharma Productions said, “We knew Shershaah would be a special film from the time the Batra family approached Siddharth and us to tell the story of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC). We are delighted to have a wonderful partner like Amazon Prime Video to take this story to the world and there can be no better time than the Independence Day weekend to premiere a film. We are proud to present Sher Shah to the audience and we hope they feel the same way.”
Shabbir Boxwala, Founder and Producer, Kash Entertainment said, “When Kash Entertainment acquired the rights of Shershaah a few years back, it was a dream come true. It was a pleasure to have Dharma Productions joining us to make this dream a reality. Our dream project is now finally taking shape. By partnering with Amazon Prime Video, we are thrilled that we have not only achieved what we set out to do, but we have also crossed the highest point of our collective imaginations. The tale of bravery and valor of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) will reach audiences across the globe, which it deserves.”
Heroes live on through their stories. We are honoured to bring to you the true story of the Kargil War hero, Captain Vikram Batra (PVC). A film with a long journey for me & a real life character I am proud to play. #ShershaahOnPrime comes out on 12th August only on @PrimeVideoIN pic.twitter.com/Ca416NEbBH
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) July 15, 2021
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