Sam Bahadur Is Vicky Kaushal’s New Film; Abhishek Bachchan Shows How The Big Bull Team Recreated Old Bombay

Almost 2 years ago, Vicky Kaushal and Meghna Gulzar announced that they are collaborating on a film based on Sam Manekshaw. The biopic is now titled Sam Bahadur. The film will focus on his military career, his journey as the first Indian Army officer who got promoted to the rank of Field Marshal and his victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war that led to Bangladesh’s creation.

Yes, you read it right. Today, the makers officially announced the title of the film. Ronni Screwvala’s RSVP Productions are producing Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming directorial. Today, on Sam Manekshaw’s birth anniversary, they announced the title name in a promo.

A few months ago, Vicky Kaushal had shared his second look as Manekshaw. His resemblance to the late Field Marshal left everyone curious to watch Sam Bahadur. About playing such an important character, the Bhoot: The Haunted Ship actor said, “I had always heard stories about Sam Bahadur from my parents who hail from Punjab and have seen the 1971 war but when I read the script I was completely blown away. He is a hero and patriot who is still remembered and loved to this day, and capturing his spirit in the film is of the highest importance to me.”

Sam Bahadur director Meghna Gulzar stated, “He was a soldier’s soldier and a gentleman’s gentleman. They don’t make men like Sam Bahadur anymore. I’m so honoured to be telling his story with Ronnie Screwvala and the incredibly talented Vicky Kaushal. On the Field Marshal’s birth anniversary, his story has got its name. I couldn’t be happier.”

Check out the title announcement video of Sam Bahadur:

On the other hand, Abhishek Bachchan adds more to people eagerness about his upcoming film, The Big Bull. The film is set during the 80s and 90s in Bombay (now Mumbai). Today, the Ludo actor shared a video in which they have shown us how they recreated the Bombay city from 2 decades ago. On his Twitter page, Junior B shared the link of the same.

Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, “Teleporting ourselves to #TheBigBull ka bazaar. Enter the world of power, paisa and the old bom-bae”.

In the 2 minutes 12 seconds video, director Kookie Gulati reveals that 80s and 90s Bombay recreation was challenging. He says, “It was a challenge for my production designer, for my DOP, my costume designer, for everybody. It happened because authenticity was something I really wanted, and I was not going to compromise on that. They all came up with some brilliant ideas on how to shoot it.”

The Big Bull lead actor Abhishek Bachchan said, “I was very keen to see how they recreate that era. It was a time when the country actually went through a huge change. It was a time when suddenly India as an economy and as a country opened up to the west.”

In the video, we see how The Big Bull crew successfully managed to create the 80s-90s Bombay – from the streets to houses to costumes. The film is all set to release on Disney+Hostar on April 8.

Watch the video below:

What do you think of the title Sam Bahadur? Did you like the old Bombay recreated in The Big Bull? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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