Shershaah starring Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra released exactly a year ago and became one of the biggest hits of all time on the OTT. Importantly, amid the boycott trend, which was at its peak at the time and even today continues to affect the theatrical releases of big stars, this movie by Dharma Productions based on the Kargil war and the life of Captain Vikram Batra received lots of love.
Here are a few facts that instantly clicked with the audience which helped Shershaah to become a big hit on Amazon Prime Video:
Well researched movie
Kargil War is considered as one of the most important battles and successes of Indian armies and hence is a matter of pride for every Indian. Shershaah, based on the life of Captain Batra, is a well-researched film with the writing group spending more than five years before they started shooting for the movie.
It covered almost all the related incidences that occurred during the Kargil War and between 1999. From using the actual dialogues said by Captain Batra to the recreation of his original interview, Shershaah effectively retold the war story.
Shot actually where the war took place
The Kargil War took place at high altitudes where the temperature is always in minus degrees. But the team gave its 100% and almost all the shootings of the war took place exactly where the war was fought. And that is why all the scenes from the base camp getting bombarded to soldiers fighting with the enemy looked so realistic.
For the first time, a new role of soldiers was highlighted
Usually, war movies show Squadron leaders and Majors fighting and leading troops or planning strategies. But the soldiers also perform many other tasks apart from attacking the enemies and fighting ambushes. Shershaah depicted how the soldiers use connections with local sources to collect information about the terrorists.