The much-anticipated film of 2020, the biopic Sardar Udham starring National Award winner Vicky Kaushal is the rare and untold story of one of the bravest freedom fighters of India. The film went on floors in April 2019 and wrapped its final shoot schedule in Europe in December 2019. However, slated to release earlier this year, the film was pushed due to the ongoing pandemic. Now, Amazon Prime Video and Vicky have confirmed that his film is taking the web route and will be releasing on the OTT platform. The Shoojit Sircar directorial will have a digital release in October.
Vicky shared the news via an Instagram post and wrote, ” My heart is filled with love as we bring to you the story of a revolutionary. This October, watch #SardarUdhamOnPrime.” Vijay Subramaniam, director and head, content, Amazon Prime Video in a statement shared that with every story that they present, they ensure that the narrative is replete with emotions and depth that finds a place in the heart of every viewer.
“Continuing a great partnership with Rising Sun Films, we are proud to present Sardar Udham, a stirring story of courage, fortitude and fearlessness, from the buried treasures of our history and culture. The untold heroic story of Udham Singh needed to be narrated to the world and we are certain that our viewers across the spectrum will be inspired by this film that honours the life of one of the greatest martyrs in Indian history, whose profound and heart-wrenching sacrifice avenged the death of many innocents,” Vijay added.
Sardar Udham stars Vicky in the titular role. The film is based on Udham Singh, who assassinated Michael O' Dwyer, former lieutenant governor of Punjab, in revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919. Singh was tried and convicted of murder and hanged in July 1940.