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Sam Bahadur 2023 - Release date, trailer, plot, cast, budget, OTT platform and more

Sam Bahadur, directed by Meghna Gulzar stars Vicky Kaushal, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh in pivotal parts.

Sam Bahadur 2023 - Release date, trailer, plot, cast, budget, OTT platform and more
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Last Updated: 06.45 PM, Nov 28, 2023


As we approach the last month of the year, December is packed with Bollywood releases, including big ones. Kicking off the month on the first day is Vicky Kaushal starrer "Sam Bahadur," a biographical drama that has become a hot topic of discussion in recent weeks.

Made at a budget of RS 55 crore, here's everything you need to know about the much-anticipated movie:

Release Date:

The Meghna Gulzar directorial is set for a December 1, 2023, release. Starring Vicky Kaushal as Sam Manekshaw, the film marks Meghna Gulzar's return to the big screen after her 2020 release, "Chhapaak."



Set in the early 1970s against the backdrop of the Indo-Pakistan war, "Sam Bahadur" explores the life of the legendary Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. The film depicts his rise to leading the Indian army and achieving victory in the liberation of Bangladesh. The movie delves into delicate aspects of history and features well-known political leaders. It is written by Bhavani Iyer and Shantanu Shrivastava in collaboration with Meghna Gulzar.


The film features a compelling cast, with Vicky Kaushal portraying Sam Manekshaw, Sanya Malhotra as his wife Siloo Manekshaw, Fatima Sana Shaikh as former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Neeraj Kabi as Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub as Yahya Khan, and Edward Sonnenblick as Lord Mountbatten.


The "Sam Bahadur" trailer captures the essence of the era and the tension surrounding the Indo-Pakistan war. Sam Man ekshaw emerges as a hero with street-smartness and an intimidating attitude, instilling confidence in victory through action, not words.

OTT Platform:

"Sam Bahadur" is an exclusive theatrical release and will only be available in theaters on December 1, 2023. After the theatrical run, the movie is expected to premiere on the Zee5 digital platform.

Clash with "Animal":

"Sam Bahadur" is set to clash with "Animal," starring Ranbir Kapoor, on its release day. Both films boast bankable stars and renowned filmmakers, making it a tough competition. "Animal" features Ranbir Kapoor alongside Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Tripti Dimri, and an ensemble cast. The clash has generated significant buzz, and both films are expected to draw audiences to theaters.

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