Meghna Gulzar’s next directorial ”Sam Bahadur” is set to be released in theatres on December 1, 2023, the makers announced on Thursday.
Starring Vicky Kaushal in the title role of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, the movie is produced by RSVP Movies.
”365 days to go… #SamBahadur in cinemas 1.12.2023,” the production house captioned the post on its official Twitter page.
The announcement video shows Vicky as Manekshaw, walking with his back towards the camera, as his troops make way for him.
”Sam Bahadur” is based on the life and times of Manekshaw, one of India’s greatest war heroes. The film, which marks the second collaboration between Meghna and Vicky after 2018’s ”Raazi”, went on floors in August. It also stars Sanya Malhotra as Manekshaw’s wife Silloo and Fatima Sana Shaikh as former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Bhavani Iyer has penned the script of ”Sam Bahadur” along with Meghna’s father Gulzar and Shantanu Srivastava.
Gulzar also serves as a lyricist on the movie with music by the popular trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Vicky will next be seen in ”Govinda Naam Mera”, scheduled to premiere on December 16 on Disney+ Hotstar.