Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal on Saturday announced the title of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw’s biopic. The title of the biopic is “Sam Bahadur”. The title was announced on the 107th birth anniversary of Field Marshal Manekshaw, i.e April 3, 2021. The movie is directed by Meghna Gulzar. Vicky Kaushal is playing the role of India’s first Firld Marshal.
Ronnie Screwvala produced the biopic. Production company RSVP revealed the title through a video voiced by lyricist Gulzar. In the video, Gulzar could be heard saying, “Kayi naamo se pukaare gaye, par ek naam se humare hue,” The name of the movie then appears on the screen. Shershaah, Movie on Captain Vikram Batra’s Life, to Hit Theatres on July 2, 2021; Actor Siddharth Malhotra Confirms Release Date.
Vicky Kaushal’s Instagram Post:
“He was a soldier’s soldier and a gentleman’s gentleman. They don’t make men like Sam Bahadur anymore. On the Field Marshal’s birth anniversary, his story has got its name. I couldn’t be happier,” reported The Indian Express quoting Gulzar as saying in a statement. In 2019, the production team had shared Kaushal’s first look from the “Sam Bahadur”. Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw 107th Birth Anniversary: Remembering The 1st Field Marshal Of The Indian Army With His Inspirational Quotes.
Field Marshal Manekshaw was the brain behind India’s victory against Pakistan in 1971. He was the eighth Chief of Army Staff of India. Manekshaw was born in a Parsi family on April 3, 1914, to Hormizd Manekshaw and Hilla Mehta, in Amritsar. He did his schooling from Sherwood College, Nainital. Manekshaw was part of the first batch of cadets – called Pioneers, who joined the Indian Military Academy in 1932.
On January 1, 1973, he became the first General of the Indian Army to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal. Manekshaw retired from the Indian Army on January 15, 1973, after serving for 39 years. At the age of 94 years, Field Marshal Manekshaw died on June 27, 2008.