Shoojit Sircar-directed biopic on Udham Singh, starring Vicky Kaushal, will hit the theatres on 2021 the makers announced on Monday. Titled ‘Sardar Udham Singh’, the film is written by Ritesh Shah and Shubendu Bhattacharya.
The film features Vicky in the lead role of Udham Singh, a revolutionary freedom fighter. It is produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.Noted trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce the official release date of the film, writing, “Release date finalized: 2021… Vicky Kaushal in and as #SardarUdhamSingh… Directed by Shoojit Sircar… Written by Ritesh Shah and Shubendu Bhattacharya… Produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.
Sircar shared the same image on the photo-sharing website.Vicky will bring alive the story of martyr Udham Singh, who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of Punjab in pre-Independence India, to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of Amritsar in 1919.Singh was subsequently tried and convicted of murder, and hanged in July 1940.The news comes a week after the Cultural Affairs Ministry, Maharashtra, allowed the restarting of shootings, teleserials, OTT and advertisements.A 16-page official directive comprising guiding principles has been issued for the restart of the media and entertainment industry.
Udham Singh was a revolutionary who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India in 1940, to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre.The first look of Vicky Kaushal from the film was unveiled on April 30. In the first look pictures shared by Adarsh, Vicky is seen sporting a vintage look with a long coat and a hat in his hand. The film will face a clash with the Hindi remake of Sylvester Stallone’s cult classic ‘Rambo’, starring Tiger Shroff, which is also releasing on the same 2021.
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