Shershaah Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Shershaah"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 20 Minutes
  • Certificate: TBD
  • Released: 12-08-2021
  • Genre: Biography, War
3 / 5.0

Vishnuvardhan Kulasekaran directed the film with Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, Shiv Pandit, Jaaved Jaffrey, Nikitin Dheer, Himmanshoo A. Malhotra, Anil Charanjeett, Shataf Figar, Sahil Vaid, Raj Arjun, Ankita Goraya, Rakesh Dubey, Pranay Singh, Rahaao, Pawan Chopra, Mir Sarwar, Vijay Meenu, Bijay Anand, Zahoor Zaidi, Afnan Ashia, David Browne, Krishnay Batra, and Kavay Tuteja in the main roles. Sandeep Srivastava scripted the film, and Karan Johar produced the film on a large scale with Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Shabbir Boxwala, Ajay Shah, and Himanshu Gandhi. Kamaljeet Negi cranked the camera, and Sreekar Prasad edited the film. John Stewart Eduri composed the music.


Right from his childhood, Vikram Batra dreams of becoming an Army officer. He takes the initiative, puts in his efforts to become the best army officer. His efforts bring him an opportunity to serve the nation. With his dedication, he was directed to face the Pakistan army in the Kargil conflict. Was he successful with his operations? The efforts he made and his love towards the nation form the rest of the story.

Star Performance

Sidharth fits perfectly in the role and impresses the audience. Kiara Advani has done her part well. Yet, the makers should have cared well about the accent. Shiv Pandit and Nikitin Dheer did a good job.


While taking a biographical subject, the director had to carry a huge burden on his shoulders. Vishnu did a good job; yet, some of the scenes needed a quirky narration. Similarly, the dialogue coach should have dealt with the accent pretty neatly. It is one of the important drawbacks. Certain romantic scenes seem to derail the main plot. The artists are picked properly and placed in the right roles. The background music is good, and the visuals are impressive. The team should be appreciated for creating an impressive climax that brings Goosebumps.

What’s There?

Performances of the stars are good

The climax is shot well

What’s Not There?

Certain scenes try to derail the plot

Slow narration in the beginning


Although there is some negative feedback, the film is overall good to watch. Shershaah comes as the Independence Day special, explaining the efforts and dedication of the soldiers who guard at the borders. Shershaah – watchable once!