Exactly, 80 years ago on March 13, 1940, Sardar Udham Singh had singlehandedly assassinated Michael O'Dwyer. Revenge was on his mind for the brutal Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in London which sparked the Indian Freedom movement. Now isn't that an interesting story with a national significance that deserves justice onscreen? Yea, right? This is why the makers have decided to present Sardar Udham starring Vicky Kaushal in 2021. And it's going to be a solo release.
Sardar Udham Singh will now release on 15th January 2021. Sardar Udham Singh is being directed by Shoojit Sircar and will be bankrolled by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar. Ritesh Shah and Shubhendu Bhattacharya will pen the script that has been extensively shot across Europe, Russia, London, Ireland, Germany and India. Shoojit Sircar, who when heard the story had a strong desire to make film on the same. "I heard the inspiring story when I was just out of college, doing theatre in Delhi. I came to Mumbai with the idea of making a film on it. I want to bring this largely unknown revolutionary alive on screen," he opened up in an interview with Mumbai Mirror.
Vicky Kaushal and Udham Singh crew began shooting for the film in April 2019. The filming was wrapped in December 2019. October actress Banita Sandhu will also star in the much-awaited biopic. Confirming the same, Bandita had said, "Yes I am in Sardar Udham Singh. We shot for it in Punjab. Vicky Kaushal is amazing and it was great to be back working with the October team again."
Talking about Sardar Udham Singh, post assassinating the former lieutenant governor of Punjab, he was subsequently tried and convicted of murder and was hanged on July 31, 1940. Well, don't the story excite you? We cannot wait for it to hit the silver screens already. What about you? Let us know by tweeting to us @bollywood_life.
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