The finale sequence showcasing Captain Vikram Batra’s burial and the emotional anguish of his betrothed Dimple Cheema in that scene is one of the most crucial parts in the film.
Kiara Advani as Dimple Cheema, Vikram Batra’s love interest, brings to screen the strength, fortitude, and sacrifices of the latter, who remains dedicated to her man decades after his death today.
Director Vishnu Vardhan revealed the method behind the funeral sequence, saying that due to the scene’s strong emotional factor, she would only shoot it once.
Kiara Advani revealed, “We shot the scene at the same location where Captain Vikram Batras last rights were performed in Palampur. When capt Vikram Batra was martyred, the entire city and town had come to the funeral from all over to pay their respects to the braveheart, in order to recreate the same, we had a lot of junior artists on the set. Vishal Batra, Captain Vikram Batra’s twin brother was also present on the set that day, I was heavily emotional, so I told Vishnu Sir I would want to do only one take, he decided to take my close up shot first to capture the emotions. While the camera was on me and I was emoting I could hear sniffles all around me because the entire crew, including the junior artists, all other co-actors, despite not being in the frame, were all teary-eyed, even though they weren’t supposed to cry. We all resonated with the feeling of immense gratitude for the sacrifice of captain Vikram Batra, it didn’t feel like we were performing, we relived July 11th, 1999.”
The love narrative between Vikram Batra and Dimple Cheema, played by Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, is one of the most crucial components of the film, indicating the sincere and devout tie between the two.