On Friday, the actor took to his instagram handle and dropped a never-seen-before throwback photo with meghna gulzar from the sets of his movie. In the click, Vicky was seen dressed in his sam Manekshaw avatar as he posed with the director and flaunted his million-dollar smile. sam Bahadur is based on the life of India’s first Field Marshal sam Manekshaw. His career in the army spanned over four decades and five wars. He was the first indian army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal and his military victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war led to the creation of Bangladesh.
Besides vicky kaushal, sam Bahadur also stars Neeraj Kabi, Edward Sonnenblick (as Lord Mountbatten), richard Bhakti Klein (as Ambassador Keating), Saqib Ayub (Captain Attiqur Rahman) and krishna Kant Singh Bundela (as Subedar Gurbaksh Singh) in key roles. It also features fatima sana shaikh as former indian Prime minister Indira gandhi and sanya malhotra as Sam’s love interest.
As per review of the film reads, sam Bahadur seamlessly blends duty, patriotism, and determination which are rich fodder for any film. The scale of the meticulously structured period narrative is grand as it shuns the trappings of a bollywood biopic. But that certainly isn’t the film’s sole strength. The brilliantly lensed biopic also draws power from lead actor vicky kaushal who sinks its teeth completely into the character so much so that there are many times you’d feel that you forget the actor and almost feel that late field marshal, sam Manekshaw himself is on the big screen. Kaushal’s intense and intuitive performance presents an incredible tale of a man who loved his uniform and his army more than anything else. It is the actor’s best performance, even better than Sardar Udham.”