When you hear Siddharth Malhotra’s name, there’s this boy next door image that comes to one’s mind. This could be because of the roles he’s played in the past. If you told me to imagine Malhotra in a role like the one of Vicky Kaushal, I’d simply laugh at you. But I think everyone has the ability to surprise you and shut your mouth, all at once.
Shershaah, a movie based on Captain Vikram Batra’s journey was due to release on August 12 on Amazon Prime. I had seen the trailer and wasn’t fully convinced with it, because, Siddharth Malhotra was playing the part. I was like, Shershaah is just another war movie, and it’s a stunt for them to get viewers since they’re releasing it just a few days before Independence Day.
However, when I saw the movie, trust me, I was literally blown away. Not only was I pleasantly surprised, but I was in awe of Siddharth Malhotra’s stellar performance. He’s not one of those who looks like someone that’d be able to hold an audience glued to the screens for long, but, mind you, I didn’t move an inch from where I was sitting for an entire 2 hours and 12 minutes.
Malhotra has perfectly given tribute to Captain Vikram Batra and has so beautifully and effortlessly carried the role. He doesn’t just look the part, but he will also make you cry at several occasions. It’s nice to see actors play a part so well, for a man who is loved and remembered by millions across the country.
The execution of the Shershaah movie is great and all the characters have been rightly chosen and placed, there isn’t one flaw there.
Kiara Advani, who plays the role of Dimple Cheema has done a good job and her Punjabi accent is convincing enough to feel bad for her and Google about the real fiancé.
Shiv Pandit who plays the role of Sanjeev Jamwal is a treat to the eyes, in fact, even the others have done pretty well. I did find a few scenes slightly overdramatic, but when I did my research, I figured, that those incidences had happened for real, so full marks for that.
All in all, it’s a must watch for all of you out there and this movie deserves nothing less than 4 stars. One thing I’d request you to do is to not compare it to other war movies, each movie and each star has a different way of portraying the same character, and drawing comparisons is not fair.
Star cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, Jaaved Jaaferi, Himanshu Malhotra, Shiv Pandit, Anil Charanjeett, Raj Arjun, Abhiroy Singh, Nikitin Dheer, Shataf Figar, Sahil Vaid, Pawan Chopra, Vijay Meenu, Bijay Anand, Zahoor Zaidi, Afnan Ashia, Mir Sarwar, David Browne, Kavay Tuteja, Krishnay Tuteja