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Sardar Udham

Udham Singh avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by shooting Michael O’Dwyer in London, in March, 1940. This is the story behind this fact – a tale of carrying an unhealed wound for 21 years, of un-relenting resolve and resilience, the distinct journey of ‘Sardar Udham’.
1919, Resentment against the British had been building up in Punjab. In early April, the Lt. Governor of Punjab, Michael O’Dwyer decided to ‘restore order’ in the troubled city of Amritsar.
On the fateful day of April 13th, over 20,000 unarmed people assembled in Jallianwala Bagh. General Dyer reached the bagh with armed troops. Approximately 1650 rounds were fired in 10 minutes. It was a blood bath! Only 20-years-old at the time, Udham Singh, was deeply scarred by this massacre.
In 1931, Udham escaped from India and made his way into the mountains of Afghanistan, eventually reaching London via the sea in1933-34.
In London, he spent the most decisive 6 years of his life, to re-ignite the revolution begun by his guru, Bhagat Singh, waiting patiently, to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy, to kill the man at the helm of affairs in Punjab, Michael O’Dwyer.

And in that single minded pursuit, gladly sacrificed his life.

  • Shoojit Sircar
  • Shubendu Bhattacharya
  • Ritesh Shah
  • Ronnie Lahiri
  • Sheel Kumar
  • Vicky Kaushal
    Key Cast
    "Udham Singh"
  • Shaun Scott
    Key Cast
  • Stephen Hogan
    Key Cast
    "Detective Inspector SWAIN"
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  • Runtime:
    2 hours 43 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 24, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    9,404,115 USD
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    India, Russian Federation
  • Language:
    English, Hindi
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  • South Asian International Film Festival
Director Biography - Shoojit Sircar

A brief note on the works of director, SHOOJIT SIRCAR
With roots that date back to his street theatre days, today, Shoojit Sircar has managed to carve a distinct place in the world of contemporary Indian film makers. With his movies; their characters and cinematic worlds reflecting rooted, real, unique shades of human nature.
His directorial debut, “YAHAAN”, on the turmoil faced by the Kashmiri people – won him the best director award in the Osian Film Festival 2005. He followed that with “Vicky Donor”, a film that brought the taboo topic of sperm donation into a dining table conversation, ‘Vicky Donor’ went on to win three national awards including ‘Best Entertainer of the year’. He followed that up with the hard – hitting political thriller ‘Madras Café’ throwing light on one of the most tumultuous periods in the sub-continent history – the Sri Lankan civil war. A year later, he brought us the much loved slice of life, ‘PIKU’ – a father–daughter relationship comic drama, aptly played out by Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone; winning over 18 awards from across the nation. And then came, ‘PINK’ – a film that was termed as not just a movie but rather a ‘movement’; With ‘OCTOBER’, Shoojit Sircar shared a most poetic, soulful, personal take on love… And with the absurdist satire, ‘GULABO SITABO’, an unapologetic take on human greed! And now, the historical drama, ‘SARDAR UDHAM’, with Vicky Kaushal playing the Indian revolutionary Udham Singh, Sardar Udham is touted to be one of the most awaited films of the year…
Besides bringing us such varied cinema, Shoojit Sircar has also taken up the mantle of backing quality projects as a producer, producing the much appreciated and well received (Bengali) features, “Aparajita Tumi” and “Open Tee Bioscope”
As an ad film maker, Shoojit has been recognized internationally through works like the Cannes award winning, ‘Lead India campaign’ which brought together most respected Indian icons, Gujarat Tourism, Airtel, Coca-Cola, Tata Sky and Wrigleys ‘Doublemint’. His last commercials, Mirinda #ReleaseThe Pressure and ALL OUT #MujheSabNahinPata, both strong comments on modern parenthood, that went on to garner millions of hits on social media.
With a resolute passion for quality film making, Mr. Sircar has established himself as a prolific and gifted talent in Indian cinema today, one whose work the Indian audience has come to eagerly await, time and again…

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