How’s the josh! A thrilling chill goes down our spine whenever we imagine Vicky Kaushal speaking this line with an extreme josh. Right!? The recent work of Vicky Kaushal in the Bollywood blockbuster URI: The Surgical Strike has left people amazed by the brilliance of cinematic creation. Based on actual events, the recent inclination of Bollywood towards making biopics and grabbing the content from real-life-based stories has been the prevailing trend amongst the makers. While this film has garnered high praises and a distinct fanbase amongst the people, we are looking forward to such content. And, in such a scenario, makers are always striving to look out for some stories and heroes of the past that are still unknown to the general audiences. And digging upon such gold, the Bollywood industry has come up with some offbeat real heroes and content that are soon going to make their mark on the silver screens. Offering a tribute to the sacrifices made by these real-life heroes, we have recollected upon a list of some upcoming action real-life-based movies that are based on some true events that would certainly be the next thing to binge-watch this year. Let’s have a look:
Bhuj: The Pride Of India – 13th August 2021
Any Ajay Devgn fan in the house!? Well, after the brilliant performance by this actor in Bollywood classics like the Singham series and Golmaal installments, Ajay has raised himself amongst one of the top-notch actors of the industry. In such a case, watching him act in a real-life heroic story would certainly be bliss for the audience. Directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, this war drama film will be soon going to make its mark around this Independence day, that is, on 13 August 2021 on Hotstar. Initially said to be released last year, during the same time, the makers went on to delay its release following the current pandemic situation. Based upon the real-life events from the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, the story revolves around the life of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik who was the in-charge of the Bhuj airport and worked upon the reconstruction of the IAF airbase which was knocked down during the war.
Shershaah – 12th August 2021
Looks like this independence day would be extra special thanks to the various nation-loving movies hitting the screens around that time. Regarded as one of the most awaited Bollywood projects, this movie is based upon the life events of Captain Vikram Batra, who is popularly addressed as Sher Shah. A classic creation by Vishnuvardhan, this biographical War film stars the brilliant actor, Siddharth Malhotra in a double role with the actress Kiara Advani as the female lead. Embraced with the highest honor of Param Vir Chakra, the film pays tribute to the army captain Vikram Batra who had a major contribution towards the achievement of the 1999 Kargil War and even sacrificed himself for the country! While the movie was supposed to mark its release last year, on 3 July 2020, the current pandemic affected its release and it would now make its breakthrough on 12 August 2021 with the OTT platform Amazon Prime.
Major – Release date not known
With a simple, short, and catchy title, the Indian biographical action film, “Major” is going to be the Hindi debut of actor Adivi Sesh who will be playing the lead in the film. The story of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, revolves around the life of martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. Being released in 3 languages – Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil, this movie will soon be making its mark this year itself. A work by Telugu film actor Mahesh Babu, this movie will be an enriching experience for the audiences. The lead actor has not only been responsible for his impeccable acting in the movie but is also the writer of this masterpiece. Apart from the lead, the various other well-known faces of Bollywood like Sobhita Dhulipala, Revathi, Saiee Manjrekar, and Prakash Raj would also be seen performing major roles.
Sam Bahadur – Yet to be announced
Coming back to where we started, after giving an exceptional performance in URI, the Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal is back to mark another biographical war film under his name. The upcoming film, Sam Bahadur revolves around the life of Chief of the Indian Army Staff, Sam Manekshaw who during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was the first officer to be ranked as the field marshal. In a film by Meghna Gulzar, Sam Bahadur will showcase the actor Vicky Kaushal in the titular role and would be seen in a completely different avatar and look. On being asked about the same, the actor revealed having nostalgia about how he used to hear stories about this fighter from his parents who were from Punjab and had witnessed the nightmares of the 1971 war. Talking about the script, the actor revealed that having goosebumps and getting on the motive to bring justification to the character is something of his prime focus.
Ekkees – Date Not announced
While not much information is provided regarding the major details about this upcoming biopic, however, we have tried to recollect some of them. Starring Varun Dhawan in the lead role as Second lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, this upcoming biopic was announced by the brilliant director, Sriram Raghavan. Yes, while Raghavan has been responsible for brilliant work in Andhadhun, it would be highly interesting to witness another masterpiece that would be created by this maker. An awardee of Param Vir Chakra, the second lieutenant Arun Khetarpal sacrificed his life during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. Arun was embraced with the highest military decoration post his death on the battlefield for his fearless actions. To pay a tribute to his bravery and contributions, his statue stands at Param Yodha Sthal, National War Memorial, New Delhi. While no light has been cast upon the release date of the film, it would be highly interesting to see the actor Varun Dhawan performing such a serious role.