After Shershaah’s premiered on August 12 on Prime Video, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, producer of the film Karan Johar shared a thank you for everyone associated with the film. Sidharth played the role of Captain Vikram Batra, who died in the Kargil War in 1999 and was honored with the Param Vir Chakra posthumously, whereas Kiara Advani plays the role of Captain Vikram Batra’s fiancée Dimple Cheema in the film. Directed by Vishnu Vardhan and produced under the Dharma Productions banner, Shershaah is the journey of Captain Vikram Batra, from a little boy aspiring to join Army to becoming a Kargil War hero.
Karan Johar wrote, “Behind every film, there is always an ‘army’ of people that make it possible for it to translate from paper to the screens. Starting with our main man Sidharth Malhotra, who recreated the character of a legend like no one could. I’m so proud of you Sid! “Sharing stills from the film.
Sharing a quite long note on his instagram, Karan praised Kiara Advani’s performance adding, “Our gorgeous Dimple, Kiara Advani, who played the strongest pillar of strength, making the nation cry without any words. Vishnu Varadhan, the captain of this ship who steered us to exemplary performances with each frame. Screenwriter Sandeep Shrivastava, the one who brought the story to life once again with his spectacular writing. Our phenomenal supporting cast.”
Appreciating everyone associated with the film, he further wrote “The heroes behind the camera who made the film look like a dream! Our magician DOP, Kamaljeet Negi, Power-packed action direction by Sunil Rodrigues and Stefan Richter. Costume by Eka Lakhani. BGM that induced goose bumps by John Stewart Eduri. Production Design by Subrata Chakraborty & Amit Ray. Editor Sreekar Prasa. Bone chilling sound design by Sohel Sanwari. An album for the ages, thanks to Azeem Dayani.”
“Can’t go without mentioning our partners and producers for this project – Shabbir Boxwala, Ajay and Himanshu Gandhi. Apoorva Mehta, my sounding board forever. Sumit Chawla, our co-producer. Somen Mishra for steering the script to the right place. And of course, thank you Prime Video for providing such a lovely home to our film. And Sony Music for their support on our album!”- He wrote.
He ended the post with “Thank you one and all for making #Shershaah the film that it is today. Take a bow!” Since Tuesday, film’s lead Sidharth Malhotra has been sharing stories from the sets of the film.
Shershaah is receiving great responses from the audience, for the performances of the actors and overall efforts are being highly appreciated whereas Film critic Saibal Chaterjee gave Shershaah 2.5 stars out of five, in his review for a print publication where he wrote: “Just a little more cinematic firepower and flint might have taken Shershaah much higher – and further – as a war drama.”