Shershaah Movie Poster


August 12, 2021
2hr 15min
Status: released

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Where to Watch Shershaah (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

Shershaah Movie Details:

Country India
Language Hindi
GenreBiographical war
Release date12 August 2021
Running time2hr 15min
Age rating16+
StarringSidharth Malhotra
Kiara Advani
Directed by Vishnuvardhan
Written bySandeep Shrivastava
Produced byHiroo Yash Johar
Karan Johar
Apoorva Mehta
Shabbir Boxwala
Ajay Shah
Himanshu Gandhi
Cinematography by Kamaljeet Negi
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Music byScore:
John Stewart Eduri
Tanishk Bagchi
B Praak
Jasleen Royal
Vikram Montrose
Production CompanyDharma Productions
Kaash Entertainment
Distributor Amazon Prime Video

Shershaah Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Sidharth Malhotra in a double role as
    • Lieutenant Captain Vikram “Vicky” Batra, PVC (Shershaah)
      • Krishnay Tuteja as Young Vikram, Vishal’s elder twin brother
    • Vishal Batra
      • Kavay Tuteja as Young Vishal, Vikram’s younger twin brother
  • Kiara Advani as Dimple Cheema, Vicky’s girlfriend and fiancée
  • Shiv Panditt as Lieutenant Sanjeev “Jimmy” Jamwal (Sangram), Vicky’s colleague and later friend
  • Nikitin Dheer as Major Ajay “Jassi” Singh Jasrotia, Vicky’s colleague
  • Anil Charanjeett as Naib Subedar Bansi Lal Sharma, Vicky’s close friend
  • Shataf Figar as Lt.Col. Yogesh Kumar “Y. K.” Joshi (Chanakya), CO of 13 JAK RIF
  • Abhiroy Singh as Major Subrata “Subbu” Mukherjee, Vicky’s colleague and the CO of Delta Company
  • Sahil Vaid as Amit “Sunny” Sood, Vicky’s best friend
  • Manmeet Kaur as Mona Singh, Dimple’s best friend
  • Raj Arjun as Subedar Raghunath Singh (Raghu Saab), a platoon commander in Delta Company
  • Pranay Singh Pachauri as Rifleman Yash Paul Sharma
  • Atul Verma as Rifleman Meher Singh
  • Pawan Chopra as Girdhari Lal “G. L.” Batra, Vicky and Vishal’s father
  • Mir Sarwar as Haider, a Pakistani terrorist
  • Ujjwal Gauraha as Pakistani Soldier
  • Bijay J. Anand as Mr. Cheema, Dimple’s father
  • Himmanshoo A. Malhotra as Captain Rajeev Kapoor (Maharana Pratap), Adjutant of 13 JAK RIF
  • Rakesh Dubey as Major Vijay Bhaskar
  • Ankur Sharma as Major Vikas Vohra
  • Jay Kartik as Lieutenant Naveen Nagappa
  • Vijay Meenu as Kamal Kanta Batra, Vicky & Vishal’s mother


The film Shershaah is the story of PVC awardee brave Indian soldier Capt. Vikram Batra, whose indomitable spirit and unflinching courage in chasing the Pakistani soldiers out of Indian territory contributed immensely in India finally winning the Kargil War in 1999.

About Shershaah Movie:

Shershaah is a Hindi biographical war film based on the life of Vikram Batra, killed in action in the Kargil War, directed by Vishnuvardhan in his Hindi film debut and written by Sandeep Shrivastava. The film was produced by Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainment, with Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Shabbir Boxwala, Ajay Shah, and Himanshu Gandhi serving as producers. Sidharth Malhotra stars in a dual role as Vikram Batra and his twin brother Vishal, with Kiara Advani as his girlfriend Dimple Cheema.

Karan Johar confirmed in 2018 that he would be producing a biopic on the life of Captain Vikram Batra. The Batra family wanted Sidharth Malhotra to play Batra. He was eventually selected to portray the double role of Batra and his identical twin brother Vishal.

Several actresses were in discussions to play Batra’s fiancée, Dimple Cheema before Kiara Advani was cast. Malhotra started military training for the film in April 2019. Before the official announcement of the film, it was speculated that the title would be “Mera Dil Maange More” but later was changed to “Shershaah”.

The film was officially announced on 2 May 2019, with the title confirmed and shooting locations to be Chandigarh, Palampur, Kangra, Kargil, Ladakh, and Kashmir Valley. Principal photography commenced on 7 May 2019 and the film wrapped on 12 January 2020. Patchwork shots were completed by 23 October 2020.

The film was scheduled to release theatrically on 3 July 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On 20 February 2021, the new release date was announced as 2 July 2021, before being postponed again. The film premiered on 12 August 2021 on Amazon Prime Video.

Shershaah received positive reviews from both the critics and audience, alike. The performances (especially Malhotra’s and Advani’s), direction, music, cinematography, action sequences, editing, and visual effects received high critical acclaim. However, the writing received some criticism. On 31 August 2021, Amazon stated that Shershaah had become the most-watched Indian film on the platform. The film was streamed by audiences in over 4,100 Indian cities and towns, and in 210 countries and territories.

The music album which was released by Sony Music India on 16 August 2021, was considered as the biggest soundtracks of 2021 and had crossed 1 billion streams in all music platforms, becoming the fastest Indian album to do so.

“Raataan Lambiyan” and “Ranjha” featured on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200. Songs topped the national and global charts, in all music and video platforms. The song “Mann Bharrya 2.0” was a recreation of B Praak’s single “Mann Bharrya” released in April 2017. It was recreated by the same team of original song with singer B Praak and composer-songwriter Jaani.

Shershaah led the 67th Filmfare Awards with 19 nominations, including Best Actor (Malhotra) and Best Actress (Advani), and won 7 awards including Best Film, Best Director (Vishnuvardhan), Best Music Director (Tanishk Bagchi, B Praak, Jasleen Royal, Javed-Mohsin and Vikram Montrose), Best Male Playback Singer (Praak for “Mann Bharrya”) and Best Female Playback Singer (Asees Kaur for “Raatan Lambiyaan”). At the 69th National Film Awards, the film won the Special Jury Award (Feature Film) (Vishnuvardhan and Johar).