Vicky Kaushal’s Sardar Udham Singh to opt for an OTT release this Dussehra

Vicky Kaushal’s much-awaited film Sardar Udham Singh is rumoured to be aiming for an OTT release. As per reports, the film is set to release on Amazon Prime Video on the Dussehra weekend, supposedly dated 16th October. The project is a Rising Sun Films Production, backed by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.

The movie was earlier scheduled to release on October 2, 2020. However, due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the film was rescheduled for January 2021 release. Later, the film was postponed yet again indefinitely. Now finally, the platform and date, both are reportedly confirmed and locked.

A source revealed to Pinkvilla, “Sardar Udham Singh will premiere directly on Amazon Prime Video during the Dussehra weekend. The tentative release date at the moment is October 16 and the team is supremely excited to present their film to the audience. It was meant for a theatrical viewing; however, an unprecedented situation has resulted in a direct to OTT premiere”. 

While the shoot of Sardar Udham Singh was wrapped up in December 2019, the team took long on the post-production, as it’s said to be a big scale biopic made on a massive budget. “In fact, Shoojit and co. had sold Gulabo Sitabo to Amazon in the early days of pandemic only because they could hold on to Sardar Udham Singh for a theatrical release. It has been 15 months since then, and the virus is still hovering around the globe. The exhibition section too is far off from revival and given the kind of money involved in the film, the makers thought, it’s best to arrive in the digital world,” the source added.

The Shoojit Sircar directorial is a biopic on Sardar Udham Singh, the revolutionary who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India in 1940, to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre.