The much-awaited Udham Singh is a Bollywood biographical movie directed by Shoojit Sircar. The movie is yet to release on Amazon Prime. It will star Vicky Kaushal and Banita Sandhu in the lead roles. The movie is based on the life of an Indian Revolutionary who assassinated Micheal O’Dwyer (the person behind the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre).
You can watch the trailer here.
Udham Singh Movie Cast
- Vicky Kaushal: As Udham Singh,
- Banita Sandhu: As Shruti Tiwari (maybe Udham Singh’s love interest),
- Kirsty Averton: As Eileen,
- Stephen Hogan: As Detective John Swain
- Jackie Shroff,
- Manisha Koirala,
- Richad Glover: Prosecutor
Udham Singh Movie Story
The story basically revolves around Sardar Udham Singh’s planning and assassination of Michael O’Dwyer.
The reason why he wants to kill him? To avenge the death of the people who died or got injured in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, on April 13th, 1919 on the orders of Michael O’Dwyer. And, he was one of the people who survived that massacre.
So, he plans to assassinate Michael O’Dwyre in London which will also give a clear-cut message to the British army that India will not take such injustice.
The songs are not yet revealed but we can expect 2-3 songs to be released in the next week. Overall the movie will feature 5 songs.
However, there is a song in the honor of Sardar Udham Singh which released in 2015 (not from this movie).
Udham Singh Movie Shooting Locations
London, Russia, United Kingdom, Europe, Ireland, Germany are the foreign locations. The early days are shot in North India.
What to Expect?
This is not the first time that a movie is being made on the life of an Indian revolutionary. We have seen projects like Sardar starring Paresh Rawal and Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005) starring Aamir Khan before.
With that, we do have a movie on Sardar Udham Singh named Shaheed Udham Singh (1999) starring Raj Babbar and Juhi Chawla.
But, I don’t think if there is any movie in recent times on Udham Singh on such a large scale. So, obviously, the topic is fresh (for the recent audience).
It is going to be intense and engaging, unfolding one situation at a time. It is going to be an edgy movie, which will keep you thinking about what will happen next as we saw in the Gazi Attack.
Vicky Kaushal is in the news for quite some time for bagging such great movie roles as Udham Singh and Manek Shaw. He is a dynamic actor. He can pull off any character with ease, let it be of an army officer in URI: The Surgical Strike or a guy next door in Manmarziya.
If we talk about Udham Singh, he has undergone a great transformation for this movie, which has increased our expectations from this movie to the maximum level.
The movie will showcase how patiently he collects the information, keeps the nab over every small movement of O’Dwyer, preparing himself for that fone moment for which he was waiting for so long. The rage in his eyes is totally visible.
The movie will start from the massacre scene in which he survived and serves as fuel for his purpose. Though this is not the first time we will see a story revolving around Jallianwala Bagh, the last one was Phillauri (2017). But, the genres of both are poles apart.
This movie shows the revolutionary and revenge side of the massacre and the latter one is actually a love story.
There are a few more adaptations of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and they all give due respect and tribute to the people who lost their life:
- Jallian Wala Bagh (1977) starring Vinod Khanna and Shabana Azmi.
- The Legends of Bhagat Singh (2002) starring Ajay Devgan.
- Rang De Basanti (2006) starring Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Soha Ali Khan.
- Downton Abby (2010-2015) is a series featuring Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern.
- Gandhi (1982) starring Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Roshan Seth, and Martin Sheen in prominent roles.
- Midnight’s Children (2013) starring Ronit Roy, Rajat Kapoor, Shriya Saran, Siddharth, and many more. (It is based on a novel by Salman Rushdie, which have a chapter on the Jaliwala Baugh Massacre and the movie accommodates the same scene)
The movie is by Shoojit Sircar, who is famous for his raw, down to earth and relatable movies. A few of his most celebrated works are Piku, Vicky Donor, Yahaan, Pink, Madras Cafe, and October.
Udham Singh Movie Release Date
Though, the movie was to release in the first half of 2021. But, due to covid -19 delays, the makers finally decided to release it on 16th October 2021. It is going to release on Amazon Prime. The move is really appreciable.
We can expect the movie to have its television premier in about 60 days from its official release.