A 2021 Hindi-language biographical historical drama film titled Sardar Udham
is directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by Rising Sun Films and Kino Works. Shubhendu Bhattacharya and Ritesh Shah wrote the screenplay, with Bhattacharya also penning the story based on team research and Shah penning the dialogues while supporting Bhattacharya. Vicky Kaushal played the title role in the movie, which also starred Shaun Scott, Stephen Hogan, Amol Parashar, Banita Sandhu, and Kirsty Averton in supporting roles. It was based on the life of Udham Singh, a freedom fighter from Punjab who killed Michael O’Dwyer in London to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar.
The movie’s official release date was set for March 2019, and main photography started that month. The film was shot during a lengthy 7-month period, and it was finished in December 2019. Principal photography for the film, which is set between England and India, was primarily done in Russia and India, with certain scenes also shot in the UK and Ireland. Shantanu Moitra composed the soundtrack for Sardar Udham, Avik Mukhopadhyay shot the movie, and Chandrashekhar Prajapati edited it.
The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown caused many delays at first, so the producers decided to have a direct-to-digital launch on Amazon Prime Video. During the Dusshera weekend on October 16, 2021, the movie was released. It went on to earn a lot of positive reviews, with particular attention paid to Kaushal’s performance, director, storyline, and technical features. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre was realistically portrayed in the movie, and it was shown in a long, horrific sequence. Numerous outlets picked Sardar Udham as one of the top Hindi movies of 2021, and Forbes rated it the year’s greatest Hindi movie with a social message.
Sardar Udham received five prizes at the 69th The movie earned 14 nominations for the 67th Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director (Sircar), and Best Actor (Kaushal), and took home a whopping 9 prizes, including Best Film and Best Actor (Critics) (for Kaushal).
The video investigates Sardar Udham Singh’s motivations for killing Indian Civil Service officer Michael O’Dwyer by switching back and forth between the present, where he is in London, and his history, . Sher Singh, also known as Udham, is freed from prison in British India’s Punjab province. The colonial rulers keep a close eye on him. In what appears to be winter, he departs from India and travels to the USSR. He then travels by ship to London from there. He successfully eludes the British authorities, who are keeping an eye out for him,salesperson before becoming a welder. He is pictured standing in front of Caxton Hall and moving inside, where O’Dwyer is speaking about his tenure as the Lt. Governor of Punjab and how he put down a significant insurrection. After approaching O’Dwyer and shooting him, Udham is apprehended.
A lawyer is assigned to Udham, and over time, Udham begins to reveal his past. Despite having a strong attorney, the judges sentence Udham to death when he is brought before the court. When Udham hears this, he spontaneously gives a speech in which he criticizes liberation fight. Udham goes on a 42-day fast to protest the conditions of his confinement but is then force-fed to end it. He gradually divulges the motives behind the assassination to the inspector conducting the investigation. Udham was given the honorific Shaheed-E-Azam as well.
Udham, a young adult in 1919, has a mute sweetheart and works in a textile mill close to Amritsar. On April 13, 1919, General Dyer opens fire on 20,000 nonviolent protestors gathered inside Jallianwala Bagh under O’Dwyer’s instruction. Before his friend wakes him up, Udham is unconscious and uninformed of the carnage. He is also bleeding heavily and is in critical condition. He rushes to the grounds to assist after learning of the massacre. It is seen that Udham locates survivors with the help of a small group of volunteers and transports them to a temporary medical facility that is already overburdened. He is later executed and revealed to possess a photograph of Bhagat Singh that was shot during Bhagat’s final days in prison.
On the request of Punjab Chief Minister Giani Zail Singh, Udham’s ashes were transported to India after India gained its independence and submerged in the Sutlej River. Where his idol Bhagat’s ashes were buried, his ashes were buried as well. Gen. Dyer and O’Dwyer present their respective statements to the Hunter Commission in the concluding scene.
Ram Mohammad Singh is played by Vicky Kaushal as Sher “Udham” Singh. Azad
As Michael O’Dwyer, Shaun Scott
Inspector Detective Stephen Hogan Amol Swain Parashar portrays Bhagat Singh.
Reshma, played by Banita Sandhu
As Eileen Palmer, Kirsty Averton
As General Reginald Dyer, Andrew Havill
Koppikar, played by Ritesh Shah
As Nihal Singh, Manas Tiwari
John Hutchinson is played by Tim Berrington.
As Winston Churchill, Tim Hudson
Justice Atkinson is played by Nicholas Gecks.
As Detective Deighton, Sam Retford
Kings George VI and Simon Weir
Surat Ali, played by Jogi Mallang
As S. S. Johal, Kuljeet Singh
At Scotland Yard Production Development, Abhishek Malik plays a close friend of Bhagat Singh, Tushar Singhal plays Udham’s informant, and Sarfaraz Alam Safu plays an interpreter.
In March 2019, it was revealed that a movie based on the life of Indian revolutionary Udham Singh would star Vicky Kaushal and be directed by Shoojit Sircar. Sircar chose Kaushal to play the lead role because he was looking for a and because Kaushal is a Punjabi native, like Udham Singh. Kaushal described it as his “dream project” and added that he loved Sircar’s filmography, adding that “the way he is looking at the character (Udham Singh) and the universe is extraordinary as well as beautiful. It’s also a huge honor for me that I will finally be under his direction. That will take some time to really register, to be honest. After Raj Babbar’s Shaheed Udham Singh (2000), the movie was the second Indian endeavor to be based on the life of the Indian rebel.