Sam Bahadur Movie Review: Vicky Kaushal Is Spectacular In Meghna Gulzar’s War Drama

Planning to watch the Meghna Gulzar-directed Sam Bahadur starring Vicky Kaushal and Sanya Malhotra on the big screen? Here’s the review of this war drama.

Movie: Sam Bahadur
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh
Rating: 3/5

Sam Bahadur Movie Review:


The film Sam Bahadur is based on the real-life story of India’s first field marshal, Sam Manekshaw. The titular character is played by Vicky Kaushal. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, Sam Bahadur is a great effort. If we look at the filmography, the filmmaker has made many thoughtful films over the years.

In the film, Vicky Kaushal does a swell job. It seems like a lot of research has been done on his role. At the same time, Vicky exaggerates Sam Bahadur’s characteristics. Sanya Malhotra as Sam’s wife, Siloo Manekshaw brings simplicity to the film. On the other hand, Fatima Sana Shaikh as former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is decent in her role.

Sam Bahadur is set against the backdrop of the 1971 India-Pakistan war where Sam Manekshaw led the Indian Army, following which a new nation Bangladesh was born. The war sequences have been shot nicely, and the cinematography is first rate. Sam Bahadur has been woven well with actual historical footage.

The film’s music is by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The first half of the film is very gripping, but the second half pales in comparison.

Sam Bahadur is a reflection of a lot of things, but one that stands out is Meghna Gulzar’s love for cinema; it’s infectious.

Overall, the film is surely a one-time watch.

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Where And When To Watch Sam Bahadur

Sam Bahadur is now playing at a theatre near you.