Sam Bahadur movie – Vicky Kaushal Shines in ‘Sam Bahadur’

Sam Bahadur review
Sam Bahadur review

Sam Bahadur movie -Director Meghna Gulzar’s latest offering, “Sam Bahadur,” attempts to encapsulate the life of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, played by Vicky Kaushal. Despite the film’s potential, it falls short of delivering a nuanced and compelling narrative..

Vicky Kaushal’s performance stands out as the saving grace of the film. His portrayal of Manekshaw’s mannerisms and charm is commendable, elevating the character beyond caricature. Sanya Malhotra adds emotional depth as Sam’s wife, Silloo Bode, providing a balance to the narrative. However, Fatima Sana Shaikh’s portrayal of Indira Gandhi lacks stability, impacting the overall casting choices.

The film’s music, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, falls short of expectations, with distracting and unmelodious tracks. Despite effective use of archival footage to bring gravitas, the film’s passive linearity and abrupt time leaps contribute to its disjointed narrative.

Sam Bahadur” succeeds in presenting engaging segments of Manekshaw’s life, particularly the well-executed combat scenes. However, the film’s overall tone and pacing leave room for improvement, making it a missed opportunity for a more compelling cinematic experience.

Starring Vicky Kaushal, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Neeraj Kabi, Directed by Meghna Gulzar.

Despite the film’s potential and the strong credentials of Gulzar and Kaushal, “Sam Bahadur” struggles to find its cinematic brilliance. The film follows a largely episodic structure, typical of biopics, without effectively delving into the central conflicts that could have made it memorable. Unlike other biopics that strategically locate their central conflicts, “Sam Bahadur” opts for a straightforward retelling of Manekshaw’s life, resulting in a hagiography.

Vicky Kaushal’s performance stands out as the saving grace of the film. His portrayal of Manekshaw’s mannerisms and charm is commendable, elevating the character beyond caricature. Sanya Malhotra adds emotional depth as Sam’s wife, Silloo Bode, providing a balance to the narrative. However, Fatima Sana Shaikh’s portrayal of Indira Gandhi lacks stability, impacting the overall casting choices.

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