Back in 2019 we got a peak into Vicky Kaushal’s look for the biopic of Sardar Udham Singh, which undoubtedly looked promising. Though what Shoojit Sircar and his team didn’t envisage was a pandemic that would put a hold on everything. Thankfully, the team can now look forward as they prepare for the premiere.
Reported on Box Office Worldwide, the makers who were hoping for a theatrical release have opted to go down the OTT route, “Sardar Udham Singh will premiere directly on Amazon Prime Video during the Dussehra weekend. The tentative release date at the moment is October 16 and the team is supremely excited to present their film to the audience. It was meant for a theatrical viewing; however, an unprecedented situation has resulted in a direct to OTT premiere,” shared a source.
The source further added, “In-fact, Shoojit and co. had sold Gulabo Sitabo to Amazon in the early days of pandemic only because they could hold on to Sardar Udham Singh for a theatrical release. It has been 15 months since then, and the virus is still hovering around the globe. The exhibition section too is far off from revival and given the kind of money involved in the film, the makers thought, it’s best to arrive in the digital world.”
The Sardar Udham Singh biopic will tell the story of the Indian freedom fighter who bravely assassinated Michael O’ Dwyer (the former lieutenant governor of the Punjab) in 1940, London. The assassination was in revenge for the brutal and tragic Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919.