On the 12th of August, 2021, the much-anticipated biopic ‘Shershaah’ on late army officer Vikram Batra was released on Amazon Prime Video for viewing. Shershaah starred Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra. Directed by Vishnuvardhan and produced by Karan Johar, this movie has already started receiving reviews.
Before getting into what the critics have to say, let’s elaborate a bit on the story.
Story of the Shershaah
Vikram Batra (played by Sidharth Malhotra) is from a town in Himachal Pradesh. Ever since he was a kid, he had one dream: to become an army officer. When he can fulfill his dream, Vikram is successful in one heroic operation. After this, he and his team got deployed in the Kargil War in 1999. Such details from his life are captured in this biopic.
The Movie’s Positive Points
Critics who have already reviewed this film have a lot of positive things to say about this movie.
- They say that Sidharth Malhotra was the perfect casting choice for late army officer Vikram Batra as he’s able to capture all the emotions smoothly and gracefully.
- The love interest also seems to have good chemistry on screen, and the romance fits right into the movie’s flow.
- All the war scenes as production design were through the roof in their excellence.
- The film portrays how Vikram Batra saved the country in the end, brilliantly and aptly.
- The songs do not ruin the course of the movie. Instead, they fit in pretty well and add to the charm.
The Movie’s Negative Points
Viewers have put forth these certain points of criticism:
- Most of the reviews include the fact that the supporting cast falls short and is dull as weak.
- The love story seems to be a bit stretched, as the pacing of the start of the romance is slow and lacks a bit of emotion.
- The impact of the families’ reaction when a soldier dies lacks impact and was disappointing. The makers should’ve and could have created this scene in a better manner.
Overall, aside from the weak supporting cast, Shershaah is an amazon biopic and does a great job showcasing the critical aspects of late army officer Vikram Batra’s heroic actions and life.
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