MUMBAI: Amazon Prime Video on Thursday announced the world premiere of Amazon Original Movie Shershaah. The announcement marks the first ever and landmark collaboration between Amazon Prime Video and Dharma Productions for a global premiere. The highly anticipated war drama is inspired by the life of Kargil war hero, Captain Vikram Batra (PVC), essayed by Sidharth Malhotra.
Adding to the varied library of phenomenal offerings on Amazon Prime Video, Shershaah is the 9th Hindi language Bollywood direct-to-service offering following successful releases of Gulabo Sitabo, Shakuntala Devi, Chhalaang, Coolie No. 1, Durgamati, Hello Charlie, Sherni and the upcoming Toofaan.
Directed by Vishnu Varadhan and jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainment, Shershaah is slated to be the biggest Bollywood war drama of the year and will release as a lead up to the Independence Day weekend. Fans in India and across 240+ countries and territories worldwide can enjoy this exciting film starting 12th August only on Amazon Prime Video.
The film stars Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in lead roles and Shiv Panditt, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himmanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Ankita Goraya, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Shataf Figar and Pawan Chopra in pivotal roles.
Shershaah is a story of valour, love and sacrifice, and is inspired by the life of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC). The film celebrates his valiant spirit, and honors his invaluable sacrifice in the Kargil War of 1999. Staying true to his codename ‘Shershaah’, Captain Batra’s valiant fight and ultimate sacrifice was instrumental in India’s victory.
“At Amazon Prime Video, we have always strived to bring to our audience stories that have heart, soul and are grounded in the soil of this country, with narratives that find resonance world over,” said Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video, India.
“It is with great sense of pride that we announce the release of this year’s most inspiring story - Shershaah. The film marks the beginning of a new chapter for us, as we join hands with Dharma Productions for a direct-to-streaming global premiere and Shershaah is the perfect film for that. We are certain that this film will be a moving experience for our customers and a jubilant ode to braveheart Kargil war hero, Captain Vikram Batra (PVC), and the unmatched valor of our armed forces.”
“Shershaah is the true story of a war hero whose indomitable spirit and bravery brought victory to our nation. His sacrifices are invaluable and his life is an inspiration for generations to come. We are extremely glad to have found a home for what I believe is a true cinematic marvel, in Amazon Prime Video, and are excited to mark the beginning of a new chapter in our relationship with them. Shershaah is our homage to the valour of our soldiers and I hope every viewer's heart swells with pride watching this film,” said Karan Johar, Dharma Productions.
“We knew Shershaah would be a special film from the minute the Batra family approached Sidharth Malhotra and us to tell the story of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC).” said Apoorva Mehta, CEO, Dharma Productions. “We are glad to have found a brilliant partner with Amazon Prime Video to take this story to the world and there is no better time to premiere this film than the Independence Day weekend. We are proud to present Shershaah to the audience and we hope they too echo the sentiment.”
“When Kaash Entertainment acquired the rights to Shershaah a few years ago, it was a dream come true. With Dharma Productions coming on board to bring this dream to fruition - it was the perfect icing on the cake. Our dream project now finally sees the light of day. With Amazon Prime Video associated, we're thrilled that we have not just achieved what we set out to, but far surpassed the highest summits of our collective imaginations. The story of Captain Vikram Batra's (PVC) bravery and valour will reach the worldwide audience it deserves.” said Shabbir Boxwala Kaash Entertainment - Founder & Producer.