Shoojit Sircar defends release of Sardar Udham on Amazon Prime: ‘Destiny for every film…’


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vicky kaushal The lockdown had brought theatres and cinema business to an abrupt halt at the time. The announcement came a few days before the Maharashtra government declared that cinema halls will reopen from October 22. I gave my clarification; the situation was such that we could not hold on to the film. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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The Vicky Kaushal-starrer Sardar Udham has chosen the streaming route and will release on Amazon Prime Video on October 16. That was also a good reason for me to go ahead. I’m also quite impatient in nature when a film is done. I didn’t feel that this was a mistake I was making,” he added.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
Vicky Kaushal stars in Sardar Udham. However, I do not feel guilty that it’s releasing on (Amazon Prime Video).”
“We decided that this will go on the digital platform. Addressing this, he said, “When Gulabo Sitabo happened, there was a lot of talk about why I released that film (on OTT). Shoojit said, “It’s a tricky question. Written by Komal RJ Panchal
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September 30, 2021 3:45:00 pm

The team of Sardar Udham poses for paparazzi during the trailer launch of the film. Vicky Kaushal plays the title role. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)
Shoojit was one of the first filmmakers to release his Gulabo Sitabo (2020), starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, on an OTT platform when Covid-19 lockdown was announced in India last year. We shot the film for cinemas. The filmmaker had, however, received flak for his decision then. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. I just want to quickly reach out to people.”

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Explaining further, he said, “What I experienced after ‘Gulabo’ was the reach the film received. When I shot the film, this wasn’t the situation. I thought this film also needs a huge global platform, apart from our Indian territories. It’s as cinematic on a big screen as it is on a small screen.”

Directed by Shoojit Sircar, Sardar Udham will stream on Amazon Prime Video from October 16. There’s a destiny for every film and ‘Sardar Udham’ landed with Amazon Prime. Today, at the trailer launch of Sardar Udham, director Shoojit Sircar was asked why he did not wait to release the film in theatres, despite the fact that the film was made for the big screen.