Sardar Udham Singh, one of the most awaited films of Vicky Kaushal this year is all set to release on an OTT platform. The movie is expected to release on the 16th of October this year. If reports are to be believed, the Vicky Kaushal starrer will be released on Amazon Prime Video.
A source told Pinkvilla, “Sardar Udham Singh will premiere directly on Amazon Prime Video during the Dussehra weekend. The tentative release date at the moment is October 16 and the team is supremely excited to present their film to the audience. It was meant for a theatrical viewing; however, an unprecedented situation has resulted in a direct to OTT premiere.” Sardar Udham Singh will also be Vicky Kaushal’s first film with Shoojit Sircar. The source further added that “In fact, Shoojit and Co. had sold Gulabo Sitabo to Amazon in the early days of pandemic only because they could hold on to Sardar Udham Singh for a theatrical release. It has been 15 months since then, and the virus is still hovering around the globe. The exhibition section too is far off from revival and given the kind of money involved in the film, the makers thought, it’s best to arrive in the digital world.”
Sardar Udham Singh was initially said to be released during October last year but due to pandemic, it was postponed to January 2021, as the shooting of the film was wrapped up in December 2019. And reportedly, the post-production took a much longer time than usual. Though, as of now, October 16th is a date given by the official team, it still is tentative and likely to be postponed yet again.
The film, Sardar Udham Singh is directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by Rising Sun Films Production. The Vicky Kaushal starrer is a biopic of the revolutionary, Sardar Udham Singh who executed Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India in 1940 for the infamous 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
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