Shershaah, an Amazon Original Movie, has been praised by both customers and critics since its release, and it continues to win hearts in India and around the world. The military drama, based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra, has reached the pinnacle of success in its first week, becoming the most watched movie on Amazon Prime Video in India. Furthermore, approximately 4100 Indian towns and cities, as well as 210 nations and territories throughout the world, have seen the Shershaah in its first two weeks. In this time frame, no other Indian film on Amazon Prime Video has been watched in more towns and cities in India, as well as countries and territories around the world.
Finally, Shershaah made a new record as the most popular Hindi film of all time on IMDb, with an 8.9 user rating cast by over 88,000 IMDb users.
“We have always believed in content being paramount and seeing Shershaah’s resounding success further strengthens what we, as a service, have set out to do,” Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video, India said. “It was important for us to bring the inspiring story of brave heart Captain Vikram Batra and the Indian army during the Kargil war to audiences far and wide. The movie is a tribute to these sons and daughters of the soil for whom nothing matters more than the love for the country. Shershaah is a very special film and we are absolutely delighted to see it receive such an unprecedented amount of love and success from all corners.”
Producer Karan Johar said, “Shershaah has always been a film close to our hearts, and seeing the love and appreciation the film has received makes me feel incredibly proud about the movie and each and every one associated with it. PVC awardee Captain Vikram Batra’s story is one that no Indian shall ever forget, that said, what we intended to do was to tell the story of what made him the brave heart he was, to look deeper into his life, his passion and his love for the country and Dimple. It fills me with pride to see the love Sidharth and Kiara’s performances and Vishnu’s directorial vision has received. I’m glad that we found the right partners for this movie in Amazon Prime Video, who have left no stone unturned and given this movie the reach it deserves.”
Apoorva Mehta, CEO, Dharma Productions said, “From the beginning, we believed that Shershaah as a story had the potential to resonate with audiences from across the world, and the overwhelming response to the movie is testament to the power of good content. It is an incredibly heart touching and inspiring story based on the lives of one of India’s bravest sons, and we are honoured to have had the opportunity to tell his story to the world. It takes a dedicated team to make such a sincere film and I’d like to thank Vishu Vardhan, Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani and the entire cast and crew. We are thrilled to have partnered with Amazon Prime Video for the film’s global premiere as it enabled us to reach out to such a diverse audience and shared our vision and faith in the film and its story.”
Shershaah, directed by Vishnu Varadhan and starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, is based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC). Shiv Panditt, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Shataf Figar, and Pawan Chopra star alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in the key roles. Shershaah is an Amazon Prime Video exclusive that was co-produced by Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainment.