Shershaah looks prepared for battle
I am pretty certain Shershaah will turn the tide for Malhotra
There is something to be said about the power of desh bhakti. Whether it was Manoj Kumar’s Upkar in the 1960s or Aditya Dhar’s Uri three years ago, we cheered and clapped when the brave Indian soldiers brought the enemy down.
Now it is Siddharth Malhotra’s turn. God knows, his career needs a boost. After seeing the trailer and the zest that Malhotra pours into his role of Paramvir Chakra winner Captain Vikram Batra , I am pretty certain Shershaah will turn the tide for Malhotra . It can’t go wrong when we get the then-PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee making a guest appearance.
Shershaah looks prepared for battle. And I don’t mean just the one at the border. The film exudes a tempting self-confidence. The battle scenes, the little that we see of them in the trailer are well shot, and the actors seem alert to the task. No one here is faking it.
The dialogues are written with a feel for the audiences’ Independence Day mood. “Live by chance, love by choice and fight by profession.” I am not sure if that rhetorical outburst by Sid Malhotra is grammatically correct. But it sounds right.
Elsewhere he tells his best friend(the ubiquitous bestie Sahil Vaid ), “Main waapas aaoonga . Tiranga lehra ke nahin toh ussmein lipat ke.” Damn!
Okay guys, my phone will be off at midnight on August 12.
True, our neighbours from across the border won’t like this film. But that’s okay.We don’t like when our gallant soldiers like Vikram Batra lose their lives. Jai Hind!
Oh, I almost forgot. Kiara Advani is also there. She plays Batra’s bae . So full of beans I instantly thought of all those has-‘beans’ who have pranced perkily around Sid Malhotra in the past, from Alia Bhatt in Student Of The Year to Tara Sutaria in Marjavan. I couldn’t make out what Kiara was saying in the trailer about the love of her life in Punjabi. But it’s easy to guess.
Love and war are beyond language.