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Sam Bahadur song Banda: Vicky Kaushal embodies 'Rab ka Banda' Sam Manekshaw in the latest track

Shankar Mahadevan has crooned the track composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and penned by Gulzar.

Sam Bahadur song Banda: Vicky Kaushal embodies 'Rab ka Banda' Sam Manekshaw in the latest track
Vicky Kaushal in a still from Sam Bahadur

Last Updated: 11.55 AM, Nov 22, 2023


The makers of Sam Bahadur released a new song titled Banda. Vicky Kaushal portrays Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who is known as "Rab ka banda," in the track. The video shows the actor donning the multifaceted personality of the former Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army.

Glimpse into Sam Manekshaw's military career

The song furthermore shows the story of his active military career, which spanned four decades and five wars, beginning with service in World War II. The journey also portrays his bravery and as a true blue leader who was at the forefront during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. 

Check out the song below:


Shankar Ehsaan Loy's musical brilliance complements Shankar Mahadevan's mesmerising vocals in the soulful rendition of Banda, while Gulzar's poetic lyrics add a touch of profound emotion.

All about Sam Bahadur

Vicky Kaushal plays the titular role of Sam Bahadur, with Sanya Malhotra portraying his onscreen wife, Siloo. The film also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh as the former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi.

Earlier, while talking about playing this iconic role, Vicky had said at an event, "When I was approached to become Sam Bahadur and when Meghna met me, she had come so thoroughly prepared that how Sam Bahadur looked, how he walked, and how he was by nature, she had done a lot of work in the research. A look test was done, and I met his family. Because to become Sam Bahadur, we had to play 20-year-old Sam Bahadur to 60-year-old Sam Bahadur while he was in the army because our film is till that point."

Meghna Gulzar, the director, added, "When I was working on this story, Vicky was not really on my mind because we had to show the journey from 20 years to 60 years. Because I had worked with Vicky in Raazi and I knew what a good actor he was, when we met, a lot of look tests were done. Vicky worked hard, and the result is in front of you."

Sam Bahadur is slated to hit the big screen on December 1, 2023.

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