Vicky Kaushal, Sachin Tendulkar Pose Together At Sam Bahadur Screening; Latter Says ‘Bohot Achchi Film’ – News18

Vicky Kaushal and Sachin Tendulkar posing at Sam Bahadur screening.

Sachin Tendulkar turned up to watch Vicky Kaushal’s most recent release Sam Bahadur.

Vicky Kaushal is finally back in the theatres with Meghna Gulzar helmed biopic of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw titled Sam Bahadur. Despite the box office clash with Ranbir Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Tripti Dimri starrer Animal, the film has managed to perform well at the box office. The hype of the film is such that at a recent screening, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar turned up to watch it. Not only that, he posed for the shutterbugs with Vicky Kaushal.

The viral clip was shared by Filmygyan Instagram handle and it featured Sachin Tendulkar and Vicky Kaushal striking a pose with wide smiles on their faces. When a pap asked the former cricketer ‘Kaisi lagi picture?’, Sachin Tendulkar didn’t hesitate to say ‘Bohot achchi’. Then he asked the paps, ‘Aap log ne dekhi’ followed by a chuckle by everyone. The video soon went viral and fans couldn’t help but shower the duo with compliments and heart emojis.

Vicky Kaushal’s Sam Bahadur received majorly positive reviews when it hit theatres on Friday, December 1. However, the film is facing tough competition from Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal at the box office. While Animal earned Rs 61 crore on its opening day in India, the Vicky Kaushal-starrer collected merely Rs 5.50 crore.

As reported by the industry tracker Sacnilk, the Meghna Gulzar directorial collected ₹5.50 crore on its opening day in India. The Hindi version of the film had an overall occupancy of 29.18% on Friday.

Sam Bahadur is based on the life of India’s first Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. His career in the army spanned over four decades and five wars. He was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal and his military victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war led to the creation of Bangladesh.

Besides Vicky Kaushal, Sam Bahadur also stars Neeraj Kabi, Edward Sonnenblick (as Lord Mountbatten), Richard Bhakti Klein (as Ambassador Keating), Saqib Ayub (Captain Attiqur Rahman) and Krishna Kant Singh Bundela (as Subedar Gurbaksh Singh) in key roles. It also features Fatima Sana Shaikh as former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Sanya Malhotra as Sam’s love interest.

News18 Showsha’s review of the film reads, “Sam Bahadur seamlessly blends duty, patriotism, and determination which are rich fodder for any film. The scale of the meticulously structured period narrative is grand as it shuns the trappings of a Bollywood biopic. But that certainly isn’t the film’s sole strength. The brilliantly lensed biopic also draws power from lead actor Vicky Kaushal who sinks its teeth completely into the character so much so that there are many times you’d feel that you forget the actor and almost feel that late field marshal, Sam Manekshaw himself is on the big screen. Kaushal’s intense and intuitive performance presents an incredible tale of a man who loved his uniform and his army more than anything else. It is the actor’s best performance, even better than Sardar Udham.”