导演Vishnu Varadhan通过一部名为“ Shershaah”的传记行动剧《 Shershaah》（Shershaah），将我们带回了一位英勇的印度军官维克拉姆·巴特拉（Vikram Batra）上尉的传奇。Shershaah由Sandeep Shrivastava撰写，由Karan Johar共同制作，遵循Daredevil Warrior的生命，以及他对印度在1999年对巴基斯坦卡尔吉尔战争中胜利的贡献。卡吉尔对巴基斯坦的战争是印度军事历史上最困难的山战行动，许多勇敢的印度士兵像维克拉姆·巴特拉（Vikram Batra）丧生。战争期间去世后，他因其军事领导，英勇和至高无上的牺牲而被授予印度最高的军事荣誉。Shershaah主演Sidharth Malhotra担任Vikram Batra上尉。这部电影于2021年8月12日在大银幕上发行。
The Delta Company also known as the Delta Force or Indian Armed Forces, guards India’s borders from foreign intruders. The story revolves around Captain Vikram Batra and the Delta Company’s invincible infantry regiment, the 13Thbattalion, Jammu and Kashmir Rifles which is also known as 13Th雅克·里夫。这部电影的开幕式显示了维克拉姆·巴特拉（Vikram Batra）上尉的双胞胎兄弟维沙尔·巴特拉（Vishal Batra）（也由西德·马尔霍特拉（Sidharth Malhotra）饰演），他讲述了他勇敢的战士兄弟的故事。
Vikram Batra used to be a fearless young man and was always ready to pick up a fight. He was very much inspired by an Indian television program titled “Param Vir Chakra” which in fact provoked him to join the Indian Army. His first deployment was as a lieutenant with the 13Th雅克·里夫。There he took part in counter-insurgency operations. During one such operation, he saved his co-lieutenant Sanjeev Jamwal’s (Shiv Pandit) life.
印度竞争的巴基斯坦当时由Pervez Musharraf将军领导的巴基斯坦具有黑暗的动机，从印度占领了克什米尔国。有一天，在警卫中，三角洲公司追踪了来自巴基斯坦的一群叛乱组织。巴基斯坦私人的领导人海德（Mir Sarwar）伏击了三角洲公司，许多印度士兵在袭击中被杀。巴特拉（Batra）的朋友，士兵班西·拉尔·夏尔马（Anil Charanjeet）在事件中也被杀。巴特拉（Batra）受到创伤并寻求复仇。他带领，追踪海德并杀死了他。此后，巴特拉决定休假。
However unknown to Batra and the Indian armed forces, Musharraf had already begun his offensive move to capture Kashmir. He had violated all international agreements and peace treaties and sent his troops to invade the Kargil territory of Kashmir. The Pakistani intruders entered India and positioned themselves high up on the mountains of Kargil. The news of a possible war began circulating and Batra decided to cut short his vacation and return to join the forces.
The Pakistanis had already begun their attacks through artillery firing from the mountains. Several other Delta Company’s regiments like the 2ndRajputana Rifles, also known as 2ndRAJ RIF, became victims to such sudden attacks. This resulted in severe causalities and one of them was Batra’s senior officer, Major Ajay Singh Jasrotia (Nikitin Dheer).
Now, the 13ThJAK RIF resumed active-duty under the leadership of Sanjeev Jamwal and Batra. They relieved the 2ndRAJ RIF from the attacks and also captured the area designated as Point 5140 at 17,000 feet in the Kargil mountains by killing all the Pakistanis who were positioned there. For this impressive victory, Batra was nominated for the Maha Vir Chakra award and promoted to the rank of Captain of the 13Th雅克·里夫。
13ThJAK RIF, led by Batra, continued their operations and moved forward to release more territories from Pakistan’s clutches. They were scheduled to capture a vital region which Pakistan had intruded, designated as Point 4875, which overlooked the National Highway 1. The capture of Point 4875 in the Kargil mountains would end the war as it was the last territory which remained under Pakistan’s intrusion.
The JAK RIF began their assault on the Pakistanis but things didn’t go so well. They suffered a lot of causalities due to the rough, rocky and steep terrains and multiple enemy bunkers in that region. There were five enemy bunkers at Point 4875 out of which four were captured by the JAK RIF. However, more enemies were secretly hidden in a fifth bunker which was camouflaged from their view.
Now, the Pakistanis open fired on the JAK RIF from the fifth bunker. Batra ordered his rifleman Yashpal (Pranay Singh Pachauri) to invade the bunker. Yashpal came face to face with the enemy. He was just about the fire when the enemy’s bullet hit him before he could pull the trigger. It was then Batra ran across the open ground to rescue the injured Yashpal. In the process, the enemy’s bullet hit him multiple times as he was in a clear range of their shooting.
The severely wounded Batra collapses and before he succumbed to his injuries, he lay on the ground and watched his assistant officer Raghunath Singh (Raj Arjun) take command of the JAK RIF. The platoon of the JAK RIF attacked the fifth bunker and destroyed the enemy once and for all. Batra watched the Indian Flag being hoisted by the JAK RIF as a sign of the victory of India against Pakistan in the war before he breathed his last. India regains the possession of the Kargil territory.
Shershaah’s plot has nothing fictional. This is a true story and all incidents shown are what actually happened during the Kargil War of 1999. Honestly, I must say the audience will experience an immense thrill in viewing the military actions and the mountain warfare in this movie.
我发现Shrisvastava的剧本在大多数部分都在吸收。简而言之，这部电影是动作爱好者的盛宴。它具有枪支动作以及激烈的战斗场面。战争序列已被执行到完美，我必须告诉您，观看如此激烈的战争，印度士兵通过爬山来反击敌人，这对我来说是一次真正的激动人心的经历。不仅仅是我，甚至西德·马尔霍特拉（Sidharth Malhotra）本人在一次采访中透露，谢尔莎（Shershaah）在克什米尔落基山（Rocky Mountain）的地形枪击事件对他以及其他演员阵容都是激动人心的经历。
If you wonder, what led this movie to be named as “Shershaah” then let me tell you that Batra was designated as a “Lion” by his fellow soldiers on account of his bravery. Also, Batra’s codename during the warfare was “Shershaah”. You will be amazed to learn that it was not just the Indian soldiers who regarded Batra to be a lion. A scene in the movie shows even the Pakistanis warning Batra from the top of the mountains by intercepting his military radio communication, “Oh Shershaah, you have come this far! But do not dare to come further up!” No doubt, Batra’s bravery did match up with that of a lion’s and he has been designated the title of the bravest man in India.
The emotional essence
不仅仅是战争,但Shershaah也是这个故事of Batra’s personal and love life. Batra had promised his girlfriend Dimple Cheema (Kiara Advani) that he will return after defeating Pakistan. But that never happened and Batra died during the war. This did create an emotional atmosphere at the end which is sure to leave you moist-eyed.
A scene in Shershaah shows Vikram Batra and Dimple getting married unofficially. In fact, Dimple was Batra’s girlfriend. Though they never married officially, she chose to remain unmarried throughout her life and call herself his widow.
Sidharth and Kiara’s sizzling on-screen chemistry
Sidharth Malhotra和Kiara Advani在Shershaah分享了屏幕上的嘶嘶声。Kiara Advani很好地扮演了Batra的女友。也有亲密的场景。
Honestly, by his looks Sidharth Malhotra has no resemblance with the real Captain Batra. However, he did carry out the role precisely and the impact he created with his performance, action sequences and dialogue delivery in Shershaah truly deserves an applause.
The portrayal of human bond
Shershaah does depict the sense of brotherhood, love and sacrifice that an Indian soldier can have for his co-soldier. Batra is shown saving the lives of many of his co-soldiers, whether it be on a regular military operation or during the actual war. In fact, he died while saving his rifleman Yashpal from the Pakistanis.
This impactful plot was boosted up by the precise and immaculate camerawork of cinematographer Kamaljeet Negi who effectively captured the essence of the war throughout the movie. However, I found the editing to be a bit sloppy at some places as Shershaah was too bundled up with the personal life of Batra at various points during its runtime. I believe this may to some extent divert the audience from the action and thrill in the movie.
Shershaah does have some epic dialogues which are worth remembering. The dialogues in the film were not cooked up by its makers. Captain Vikram Batra was well known for his witty one-liners and the dialogues in the movie were Batra’s original dialogues.
One of the famous dialogues in Shershaah is when Batra promised his best friend Sunny before going for the war that, “I’ll either come back after raising the Indian flag in victory or return wrapped in it. But I’ll come for sure.”
There is another epic dialogue which Batra gave to the Pakistanis during the war. You may be familiar with Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit who has a worldwide fan following. Batra became even more famous as he “refused” to give Madhuri Dixit to the Pakistanis. This was a bit amusing to watch but it really happened!
During his confrontation with the enemy, a Pakistani soldier from a bunker shouted at him, “We are going to beat you, throw you back and take away Madhuri Dixit from you”. This enraged Batra and he attacked the enemy with full force. He shot the soldier and destroyed the bunker with a hand-grenade. Following this, he stood and smiled at the dead Pakistani soldier’s body and said, “From Madhuri, with love”.
Some of the songs in Shershaah are indeed heart-touching and melodious. Majority of the tracks in Shershaah were love songs rather than patriotic. I don’t really enjoy the songs they make in Bollywood nowadays as I happen to be a retro guy and enjoy songs from the 80s and 90s era Bollywood.
然而，朱宾·纳蒂亚尔（Jubin Nautiyal）在曲目“ Raataan Lambiyan”中令人着迷的声音，意思是“漫长的夜晚”，使我一次又一次地听。此外，曲目“ Jai Hind ki Sena”的曲目意为“印度军队”维克拉姆·蒙特罗斯（Vikram Montrose）的影响力足以使印度男人的心脏充满爱国主义。
This really doesn’t surprise me. After all, Shershaah is an anti-Pakistan movie made by Indian filmmakers. It is solely meant for the Indian audience and the rest of the world to enjoy, except Pakistan.
However, I feel that the film didn’t show anything unusual. Pakistan did attack India with a dark motive to capture Kashmir and India only retaliated to counter the enemy and protect its territories. Every incident shown in Shershaah is cent percent true. The plot hasn’t been exaggerated even a bit. I guess, maybe Pakistan doesn’t want to accept the reality as well as its wrongful act.
我必须说，Sidharth Malhotra在Shershaah的表演非常出色。即使从他的表情看，他也不像巴特拉上尉，但他的行为仍然如此，对话和肢体语言使他成为真正的军官。报道表明，西达斯（Sidharth）努力训练，以获得巴特拉上尉的鞋子。除了维克拉姆·巴特拉（Vikram Batra）之外，西达尔（Sidharth）还扮演了他的双胞胎兄弟维沙尔·巴特拉（Vishal Batra）的角色，他讲述了这一事件。我相信，Shershaah的Sidharth的这种双重铸造之所以完成，是因为两个双胞胎兄弟都必须看起来相似。除了Sidharth的表演外，我还必须为Shiv Pandit归功于他的表演。
The major part of Shershaah was shot in the Ladakh territory of Kashmir in India. The filming location, rocky mountain terrains and the actors in their military uniforms spiced up the entire viewing experience. At times, I thought I was viewing a real warfare and completely forgot that I was in fact watching a movie!
我必须说，维克拉姆·巴特拉（Vikram Batra）上尉的生活和军事贡献足够值得，可以转变为如此激烈的动作电影。Shershaah并不是宝莱坞第一次介绍这位狮子般的英雄的故事。2003年，有一部名为“ Loc：Kargil”的宝莱坞电影，其中Batra上尉的生活和努力与其他无名战争英雄的贡献一起在Kargil War中展出。在那部电影中，Abhishek Bacchan扮演了Batra上尉的角色。
Not only Bollywood, but every patriotic Indian citizen will remember this braveheart warrior. Captain Vikram Batra did truly prove what The Lion King Simba had said, “I laugh in the face of danger”.
- Acting -9.5/10
- 摄影/视觉效果 -9.5/10
- Plot/Screenplay -9.5/10
- Setting/Theme -9.5/10
- 可观察性 -8.5/10
- 重新观看性 -7.5/10