The world premiere of Amazon Original Movie Shershaah was announced today by Amazon Prime Video. The announcement marks the first time Amazon Prime Video and Dharma Productions have collaborated for a global debut. Captain Vikram Batra (PVC), a Kargil war hero, is portrayed by Sidharth Malhotra in the highly anticipated war drama.
Shershaah, directed by Vishnu Varadhan and co-produced by Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainment, is set to be the year’s greatest Bollywood military drama and will hit theatres in time for the Independence Day weekend. Starting August 12th, fans in India and more than 240 countries and territories across the world will be able to watch this fascinating film exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
The film stars Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in lead roles and Shiv Panditt, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himmanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Ankita Goraya, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Shataf Figar and Pawan Chopra in pivotal roles.
Shershaah is based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra and is a narrative of valour, love, and sacrifice (PVC). The film honours his heroic spirit and his priceless sacrifice during the Kargil War in 1999. Captain Batra’s heroic fight and ultimate sacrifice, faithful to his codename “Shershaah,” were crucial in India’s victory.
“Shershaah is the true story of a war hero whose indomitable spirit and bravery brought victory to our nation. His sacrifices are invaluable and his life is an inspiration for generations to come. We are extremely glad to have found a home for what I believe is a true cinematic marvel, in Amazon Prime Video, and are excited to mark the beginning of a new chapter in our relationship with them. Shershaah is our homage to the valour of our soldiers and I hope every viewer’s heart swells with pride watching this film,” said Karan Johar, Dharma Productions.
“We knew Shershaah would be a special film from the minute the Batra family approached Sidharth Malhotra and us to tell the story of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC).” said Apoorva Mehta, CEO, Dharma Productions. “We are glad to have found a brilliant partner with Amazon Prime Video to take this story to the world and there is no better time to premiere this film than the Independence Day weekend. We are proud to present Shershaah to the audience and we hope they too echo the sentiment,” he added.
Shabbir Boxwala Kaash Entertainment – Founder & Producer said, “When Kaash Entertainment acquired the rights to Shershaah a few years ago, it was a dream come true. With Dharma Productions coming on board to bring this dream to fruition – it was the perfect icing on the cake. Our dream project now finally sees the light of day. With Amazon Prime Video associated, we’re thrilled that we have not just achieved what we set out to, but far surpassed the highest summits of our collective imaginations. The story of Captain Vikram Batra’s (PVC) bravery and valour will reach the worldwide audience it deserves.”