The story of Sam Bahadur is something you must be familiar with. Vicky Kaushal is the lead actor in the film, and you probably already know that. That’s why we bring you a review of the movie before its release so that you can find out how impactful the story of the film is and what impression Vicky Kaushal has left.

Even after receiving 9 bullets from the Japanese in Sweety and Chest, the person who said ‘I am okay’ is depicted in the story of Sam Bahadur. This person is none other than India’s first Field Marshal, Sam Manekshaw. The film is set to release in theaters on Friday, with Vicky Kaushal playing the lead role of Sam Manekshaw. To know how the film is, how Vicky Kaushal’s acting is, and what the story reveals, you must read this review. Surely, after reading it, you will enjoy watching the film even more.

Movie Plot: The story of ‘Sam Bahadur’ begins in Amritsar, Punjab, where Cyrus is born into a Parsi family, later known as Sam Manekshaw. The film attempts to acquaint the audience with every aspect of Sam Manekshaw’s life. Along with joining the army, the story also initiates a love story of an enthusiastic young man, adding light-hearted moments amid the intense scenes of the film. The story unveils glimpses of Sam Manekshaw’s valor in 3 wars and an internal battle. The narrative accelerates rapidly before the interval, showcasing Sam Manekshaw’s transfers, promotions, and the story of becoming close to the Nehru family.

The attempt has been made to showcase Sam’s contributions from the partition of India and bringing Jammu and Kashmir into India to liberating East Bengal from Pakistan. Not only that, but the story also features Sam Manekshaw’s conversations with Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, portraying their close relationship, keeping fans engaged till the end. While the narrative is intriguing at some points, it may get a bit tedious in certain scenes. The positive aspect is that as soon as the film’s grip loosens, power-packed scenes effectively boost the enthusiasm.

How’s the Acting: Starting with the lead character Vicky Kaushal in the film… Vicky has immersed himself so deeply into the character that after seeing him, one may hardly believe it’s Vicky Kaushal. From mannerisms, expressions, voice, to style, Vicky Kaushal has truly embraced Sam Manekshaw in every way. It can be said that he has nailed Sam Manekshaw perfectly. Vicky Kaushal flawlessly speaks Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Bengali, just like Sam. This is commendable for any actor. Watching Vicky Kaushal’s acting is nothing less than a visual treat. Sanya Malhotra, appearing as Sam Manekshaw’s wife, is initially impressive in the role of a homemaker, but as a Parsi woman, she falls short. Sanya is seen in a simple and straightforward role for the first time, and she has proven to be a perfect choice for such characters.

Fatima Sana Sheikh in the role of Indira Gandhi is also noteworthy. The way Fatima Sana Sheikh portrays her character bears a considerable resemblance to Indira Gandhi. Just as Shikha never appeared on Indira’s face, Fatima successfully brings the same to her character. The synergy between her and Vicky reaches a different level, and after witnessing it, you might say that perhaps a similar connection existed between Indira and Sam Manekshaw. Jishan Ayub plays the role of Pakistani General Yahya Khan in the film. Identifying him is also challenging. With prosthetic makeup, Jishan Ayub showcases his powerful voice in the film. In the role of young Yahya Khan, his friendship with Vicky depicts true camaraderie. Other actors appearing in small roles are also leaving their mark with powerful acting.

The attempt has been made to showcase Sam’s contributions from the partition of India and bringing Jammu and Kashmir into India to liberating East Bengal from Pakistan. Not only that, but the story also features Sam Manekshaw’s conversations with Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, portraying their close relationship, keeping fans engaged till the end. While the narrative is intriguing at some points, it may get a bit tedious in certain scenes. The positive aspect is that as soon as the film’s grip loosens, power-packed scenes effectively boost the enthusiasm.

How’s the Acting: Starting with the lead character Vicky Kaushal in the film… Vicky has immersed himself so deeply into the character that after seeing him, one may hardly believe it’s Vicky Kaushal. From mannerisms, expressions, voice, to style, Vicky Kaushal has truly embraced Sam Manekshaw in every way. It can be said that he has nailed Sam Manekshaw perfectly. Vicky Kaushal flawlessly speaks Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Bengali, just like Sam. This is commendable for any actor. Watching Vicky Kaushal’s acting is nothing less than a visual treat. Sanya Malhotra, appearing as Sam Manekshaw’s wife, is initially impressive in the role of a homemaker, but as a Parsi woman, she falls short. Sanya is seen in a simple and straightforward role for the first time, and she has proven to be a perfect choice for such characters.

Fatima Sana Sheikh in the role of Indira Gandhi is also noteworthy. The way Fatima Sana Sheikh portrays her character bears a considerable resemblance to Indira Gandhi. Just as Shikha never appeared on Indira’s face, Fatima successfully brings the same to her character. The synergy between her and Vicky reaches a different level, and after witnessing it, you might say that perhaps a similar connection existed between Indira and Sam Manekshaw. Jishan Ayub plays the role of Pakistani General Yahya Khan in the film. Identifying him is also challenging. With prosthetic makeup, Jishan Ayub showcases his powerful voice in the film. In the role of young Yahya Khan, his friendship with Vicky depicts true camaraderie. Other actors appearing in small roles are also leaving their mark with powerful acting.

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