Mumbai, India, 31st August 2021: Amazon Original Movie Shershaah has been lauded by customers and critics alike since its release and continues to win hearts all over India and across the world. The war drama, based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC), has in its opening fortnight scaled the very pinnacle of success, emerging 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 4100 Indian 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,” Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video, India said. “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.”
Speaking of the film’s success, Apoorva Mehta, CEO, Dharma Productions 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.
Shershaah joins the thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and Bollywood in the Prime Video catalogue. These include Indian-produced Amazon Original series Tandav, Mirzapur Season 1 & 2, Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa, Breathe: Into The Shadows, Bandish Bandits, Paatal Lok, The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye, Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, Four More Shots Please, The Family Man, The Family Man – New Season, Made In Heaven, and Inside Edge, Indian films such as Coolie No. 1, Hello Charlie, Gulabo Sitabo, Durgamati, Chhalaang, Shakuntala Devi, Ponmagal Vandhal, French Biriyani, Law, Sufiyum Sujatayum, Penguin, Nishabdham, Maara, V, CU Soon, Soorarai Pottru, Bheema Sena Nala Maharaja, Drishyam 2, Halal Love Story, Middle Class Melodies, Putham Pudhu Kaalai, Unpaused among others and the award-winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Originals like The Tomorrow War, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Coming 2 America, Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. All this is available at no extra cost for Amazon Prime members. The service includes titles in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Bengali.
Prime members will be able to watch Shershaah anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, etc. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost.