Sardar Udham: Director Shoojit Sircar defends OTT release of Vicky Kaushal film, says not a compromise
 
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Sardar Udham: Director Shoojit Sircar defends OTT release of Vicky Kaushal film, says not a compromise

Sardar Udham will be released on Amazon Prime on October 16, which is a biographical narrative about the revolutionary freedom fighter Udham Singh

Megha Mukundan
Sep 30, 2021
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Shoojit Sircar

Few days after the announcement of Sardar Udham’s OTT release, director Shoojit Sircar defends his decision of releasing it on OTT. He said the movie’s destiny landed with Amazon Prime. The Vicky Kaushal starrer was decided to be released on the streaming platform even after the Maharashtra government declared opening of cinema halls from October 22. 

When the director was asked about the OTT release at today’s trailer launch, he found it to be tricky and said he does not regret his decision, even though the movie is made for theatres. He thinks there is a destiny for every film, and Sardar Udham is destined to be released on Amazon Prime Video. 

Shoojit was one of the first directors who opted for digital release during the initial days of the pandemic with his film Gulabo Sitabo. Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, it was released on Amazon Prime last year. Mentioning this, he further said how the situation has changed due to the pandemic and that he has become impatient and wants his film to reach the audience as soon as it is done. Gulabo received a global platform when it was released digitally and he thinks this movie also needs to travel across territories. 

He agrees about the cinematic experience being missed but the alternative platform is not a compromise, according to him, as he thinks be it a small or a big screen, it is still cinematic. 

Sardar Udham will be released on Amazon Prime on October 16, which is a biographical narrative about the revolutionary freedom fighter Udham Singh. He is renowned for assassinating Michael O’Dwyer as revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which killed thousands of innocent unarmed Indians during the pre-independence era. 

Besides the titular role played by Vicky Kaushal, the movie also has Shaun Scott, Stephen Hogan, Banita Sandhu and Amol Parashar playing vital roles. The film will be released on October 16 on Amazon Prime.  

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