Badhte Chalo, the first song from Sam Bahadur is sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal Dadlani, and Divya Kumar.
On the occasion of Diwali 2023, the makers of Sam Bahadur have dropped the first song from the film. Titled Badhte Chalo, the track invokes patriotism as it shows the Indian soldiers gearing up to protect their country during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. The video portrays Vicky Kaushal as the true-blue leader Sam Manekshaw, whom the army needs.
A patriotic anthem
The song Badhte Chalo showcases troops from every part of the country introducing themselves with respective slogans and ultimately bringing the war cry of unity.
Check out the song below:
Badhte Chalo is sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal Dadlani, and Divya Kumar. The music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy works well with Gulzar's lyrics.
Regarding Sam Bahadur, Sanya Malhotra plays Siloo Manekshaw, Sam Bahadur's wife, in the Meghna Gulzar-directed movie alongside Fatima Sana Shaikh as the former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Vicky Kaushal's journey to Sam Bahadur
Earlier, at the trailer launch of Sam Bahadur held in Delhi, Vicky spoke about being a part of the film. The actor had said that when Meghna and he were filming Raazi in Patiala, she revealed her ambitions to him for their future collaboration. She even mentioned that she plans to film a biopic about Sam Manekshaw. Both of Vicky's parents are from Punjab, so he grew up hearing stories about him from them. In any case, the actor had no idea what he looked like. So, he Googled his name while they were talking and caught a glimpse of his photo. Vicky remarked that Sam Manekshaw is quite handsome, and he is not going to get this part. But he owes it all to Meghna, who cast him in the role of this dashing man.
According to the creators, Sam Bahadur will cover Manekshaw's whole 40-year career, from his participation in World War II to his role as Chief of Army Staff during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan conflict, which resulted in the establishment of Bangladesh.
The film is slated to release on December 1, 2023.