Sardar Udham is a Shoojit Sircar’s masterpiece. The sets, effects, screenplay & cinematography are so realistic that the film possesses that power to take us to each event which happened during the time period.
The dark color scheme & light but at times intense background score adds a layer of seriousness to the overall theme. Vicky Kaushal’s performance has touched the sky since his expressions & dialogue delivery is sheer top-notch where the rest of the cast acts brilliantly, special mention to Amol Parashar who has played the role of Bhagat Singh. The last one hour comes as a total shock since we have just read about the event in the history texts but here we experience it.
The immense cruelty & brutality of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre happens in front of us, as Sardar Udham Singh struggles to save souls where men, women & even children, injured to death, literally nobody was spared. Immense anger & sadness creeps as these scenes unfold the realities faced by all those families, just totally unimaginable.
Lastly the film concludes with the line, “More than 100 years later, India is yet to receive an official apology from the British Government for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.” So many questions but maybe for later. I request you all to watch Sardar Udham to deeply know about the events and appreciate this absolutely magnificent way of storytelling.
My Verdict : 5/5