Mumbai: A teaser of the upcoming biopic Sam Bahadur was released by its makers on Friday. It has moustache-sporting Vicky Kaushal playing the role of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who played a pivotal role in India’s triumph during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
This biopic of the war veteran helmed by Meghna Gulzar, the biopic will narrate the remarkable life and extraordinary military career of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.
Uploading the teaser Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “VICKY KAUSHAL: ‘SAM BAHADUR’ TEASER IS HERE… Team #SamBahadur – based on the life of Field Marshal #SamManekshaw – unveil #SamBahadurTeaser…”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 13, 2023
The one-minute-25-second-long teaser begins with Vicky skillfully embodying the persona of Manekshaw as he addresses a group of soldiers on the battlefield. “Respect matters more to a soldier than his life. And a soldier can lay down his life for the honour of his uniform,” he tells them.
A montage of war visuals follows as Vicky’s Maneskshaw is seen advising the then prime minister to attend to politics while he can fight a war.
“There will be no more withdrawals. Sam is here,” Vicky roars towards the end of the teaser, which promises an action-packed drama.
Sanya Malhotra takes on the role of Manekshaw’s wife Silloo Manekshaw, while Fatima Sana Shaikh steps into the shoes of Indira Gandhi.
Sam Bahadur is slated for a theatrical release on December 1, 2023 and it will clash at the box office with Sandeep Vanga Reddy’s Animal, starring Ranbir Kapoor.