The much-awaited Hindi movie “Sam Bahadur” hit the theaters on December 1, 2023. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film stars Vicky Kaushal in the titular role of Sam Manekshaw, India’s first Field Marshal. The film also stars Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh in pivotal roles.
Set against the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War, “Sam Bahadur” chronicles the life of Sam Manekshaw, one of India’s most decorated military officers. The film follows Manekshaw’s journey from humble beginnings to rise to Field Marshal, the highest rank in the Indian Army.
Manekshaw’s story is one of courage, resilience, and unwavering patriotism. He fought in five wars, including the 1962 Sino-Indian War, and played a pivotal role in the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971. He was known for his unorthodox methods and his ability to inspire his troops.
The film also highlights Manekshaw’s struggles, such as his battles with bureaucracy and his strained relationship with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Despite these challenges, Manekshaw remained true to his principles and never wavered in his commitment to serving his country.
The Hindi movie “Sam Bahadur” is expected to have a strong opening at the box office, with trade analysts predicting a first-day collection of Rs 6-8 crore (US$750,000-1 million).
Here is a breakdown of the predicted box office performance of “Sam Bahadur”:
- Opening day: Rs 6-8 crore (US$750,000-1 million)
- Opening weekend: Rs 20-25 crore (US$2.5-3 million)
- Lifetime gross: Rs 100-125 crore (US$12.5-15.6 million)
Audience members took to social media to express their appreciation for the film. Many people praised Kaushal’s performance, calling it the best of his career. Others praised the film’s direction and story, saying that it was a well-made and inspiring film.
Here are some of the tweets about the film:
“Sam Bahadur is a must-watch film. It is an inspiring story of a true hero. Vicky Kaushal is brilliant in the lead role.”
“Sam Bahadur is a well-made film that will stay with you long after you have seen it. It is a tribute to a great man.”
“I am so glad I saw Sam Bahadur. It is a film that will make you proud to be an Indian.”