‘Sardar Udham’ Review: a portrait of the man with a history and mystery

Sardar Udham Movie

Sardar Udham Movie

Director Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham is a biopic that is based on a man of history and mystery. The life of a man, whose life revolves around the pre-Independence revolutionary, is remembered in history for a single act but his life has many twists and turns which creates a huge effect on the history of India. The role of Sardar Udham is played by Vicky Kaushal. Most of the scenes are portrayed in the mist-covered field of Punjab and in the blood-soaked ground of Jallianwala Bagh. 

The storyline of the biopic is based on the 13th March 1940, where Udham Singh was avenged at the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre that took place in Amritsar, where he assassinated Punjab’s former lieutenant governor Michel O’Dwyer in London. On the other hand, Reginald Dyer was the one who gave the orders to mow down unarmed protestors in the walled garden on 13th April 1919. O’Dwyer “gave his tacit encouragement, and explicit approval, for the violent suppression of the unrest in Punjab”, writes historian Kim a Wagner in Jallianwala Bagh.  

The movie is about Udham’s slow-burning exploits, and Sircar’s Udham which is played by Kaushal further emerges as a magnificently obsessed individual who is driven by the desire from the freedom of Colonisation and also the enclosure of the Jallianwala Bagh. Before Udham Singh went on to write his name in the pages of history, he was a mechanic, salesman, carpenter, welder, and, most fascinatingly, a bit-part actor in the Orientalist productions of British movie mogul Alexander Korda. The movie even focuses upon another kind of lurking, and Udham was called with different names Sher Singh, Ude Singh, Frank Brazil, Ram Mohammed Singh Azad – is often seen hiding behind pillars, ducking into alleys, and looking over his shoulder.




 

The story even highlights the friendship of Udham and Bhagat Singh, played by Amol Parashar. The massacre of Jallianwala Bagh creates a situation in the mind of Udham in waiting and sometimes even creates impatience for the protest. As we see the British police which is led by the detective Swain tries to make out the sense of O’Dwyer’s demise, we further get a glimpse of Udham’s iron resolve.The narration of the story doesn’t ignore the Marxist beliefs made by Udham and the internationalist understanding of imperialism. Sircar shadows Udham for a bottom of 163 minutes, but furthermore, chooses to view him solely as a reactive agent of the day in Jallianwala Bagh. 

The massacre and the aftermath are furthermore clearly depicted as gruesome. The impressive look of the solid bearded young man who is solely in love with his country and a clean-shaven man in London waiting for revenge. Kaushal has definitely created an impact of himself in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre scene. The production design done by Mansi Dhruv Mehta and Dmitrii Malich will definitely take you back to the time of the revolution, and Avik Mukherjee’s cinematography will surely give you chills down your spine.          

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