SS Rajamouli has clearly had an impact on this generation of filmmakers and the trailer of Ranbir Kapoor starrer shows the same shamshera† The trailer introduces the audience to a “lootera” who completes his father’s mission. Ranbir plays both father and son in the film.
Sanjay Dutt plays the antagonist Shuddh Singh who is employed by the British to find the criminal who has terrorized the local villagers. It seems that Vaani Kapoor has a love story with Ranbir’s character here. Sanjay Dutt was recently featured in Akshay Kumar’s Samrat Prithviraj. He also played the antagonist Adheera in Yash’s KGF: Chapter 2. Vaani last appeared in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui.
While Rajamouli’s influence is more than apparent in Shamshera, one can’t help but think of Thugs of Hindostan which failed miserably at the box office, and was one of YRF’s biggest failures starring Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Amitabh Bachchan.
Shamshera is set in 1871 and the locations, the scale, all look quite impressive. Ever since the creators released it in IMAX, it seems like they’ve made sure that audiences get the experience that’s worth the money.
Shamshera marks Ranbir Kapoor’s comeback to the big screen after 2018’s Sanju. The actor has not appeared in any film since the last Rajkumar Hirani film; he will be featured in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra in September. Aside from Shamshera and Brahmastra, he has Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal and the Luv Ranjan movie in his pussy.
Shamshera is directed by Karan Malhotra, who previously directed Brothers and Agneepath. The film will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on July 22. The film suffered multiple delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was supposed to come out in December 2019 but was postponed to March 2022 but was pushed again.