Mumbai: Amazon Original Movie Shershaah has been lauded by customers and critics alike since its release. The war drama continues to win hearts all over India and across the world. The film, based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC), has emerged as the most watched movie on Amazon Prime Video in India. Furthermore, in its first two weeks, the Shershaah has been streamed by audiences in over 4100Indian towns and cities, as well as in 210 countries and territories around the world. No other Indian movie on Amazon Prime Video has been watched in more towns and cities across India and countries and territories worldwide within this time frame. Finally, with a user rating of 8.9 voted by more than 88,000 IMDb users, Shershaah also set a new benchmark as the most popular Hindi film of all times on IMDb.
“We have always believed in content being paramount and seeing Shershaah’s resounding success further strengthens what we, as a service, have set out to do,” said Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video, India. “It was important for us to bring the inspiring story of brave heart Captain Vikram Batra and the Indian army during the Kargil war to audiences far and wide. The movie is a tribute to these sons and daughters of the soil for whom nothing matters more than the love for the country. Shershaah is a very special film and we are absolutely delighted to see it receive such an unprecedented amount of love and success from all corners.”
Producer Karan Johar said: “Shershaah has always been a film close to our hearts, and seeing the love and appreciation the film has received makes me feel incredibly proud about the movie and each and everyone associated with it. PVC awardee Captain Vikram Batra’s story is one that no Indian shall ever forget, that said, what we intended to do was to tell the story of what made him the braveheart he was, to look deeper into his life, his passion and his love for the country and Dimple. It fills me with pride to see the love Sidharth and Kiara’s performances and Vishnu’s directorial vision has received. I’m glad that we found the right partners for this movie in Amazon Prime Video, who have left no stone unturned and given this movie the reach it deserves.”
Dharma Productions CEO Apoorva Mehta said: “From the beginning, we believed that Shershaah as a story had the potential to resonate with audiences from across the world, and the overwhelming response to the movie is testament to the power of good content. It is an incredibly heart touching and inspiring story based on the lives of one of India’s bravest sons, and we are honoured to have had the opportunity to tell his story to the world. It takes a dedicated team to make such a sincere film and I’d like to thank Vishu Vardhan, Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani and the entire cast and crew. We are thrilled to have partnered with Amazon Prime Video for the film’s global premiere as it enabled us to reach out to such a diverse audience and shared our vision and faith in the film and its story.”
Directed by Vishnu Varadhan, Shershaah is inspired by the life of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) and stars Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in the lead. Alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in the lead, the film also features Shiv Panditt, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Shataf Figar and Pawan Chopra in pivotal roles. Jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainment, Shershaah is streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Dharma Productions is an Indian film production and distribution company. Owned by Karan Johar, the company was founded by his father Late Sri Yash Johar in 1976, with its first production venture titled ‘Dostana’ starring Amitabh Bachchan. Since Karan Johar’s directorial debut film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, the company has gone on to produce more than 40+ films which includes series of blockbusters and critically acclaimed films like “My Name is Khan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Agneepath, The Lunchbox, Baahubali, Raazi and Kesari. In its recent past, Dharma Productions has earned a name in the industry for launching a fresh talent pool of directors, together with rising stars such as Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Janhvi Kapoor, Tara Sutaria & Ananya Panday.