Vicky Kaushal amazes us with how amazingly he adapts to the character he is portraying. You, Mr. Vicky Kaushal, are one in a million if you can pull that off so well. Although his leading role was in Masaan, Uri is what flew him to hightops of fame. Now, in his upcoming movie Sardar Udham, he will be playing a freedom fighter. In celebration of Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s 114th birthday, Shoojit Sircar released the trailer for the film. The official release date of the film is October 16th on Prime Video.
Based on a true story about an underrated revolutionary, Sardar Udham kills Micheal O’ Dwyer, the man responsible for the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh. “It was nerve-racking at times to even understand how he could harbor the thought — of taking revenge and avenging the death of those killed in Jallianwala Bagh — for almost two decades. I had to understand the psyche of the man who had lived this moment. How he held that thought together for years, and he did not change one bit to achieve his goal. A line in the film says, ‘I don’t feel pain, and I don’t get sleep’. And that is what happened to me. I was wondering how he managed to do that, and I would freeze in my thoughts,” Vicky shares.
Vicky Kaushal on his role as Sardar Udham Singh
“Uri was more of a physical process, and it was essential to comprehend and analyze the body language of an Indian army officer. Sardar Udham has been an emotional journey, and the preparation was to understand the core of the character. It was more about how I was breathing than about how I was walking or moving around. It was indeed a big responsibility to essay the role of Sardar Udham Singh because here was a man, who has made the ultimate sacrifice for his nation,” said Vicky Kaushal as he calls the movie an emotional journey.
He continues by saying, “As an actor, you start play-acting the role, and soon you start living the character and his thoughts. There is also a portion when he experiences the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy. Honestly, that rouses and shakes you up. I could not sleep at night during the shooting, merely thinking how a man could have lived and experienced this. It wasn’t a week or a month but 21 years of his life, which is almost like his entire life. If I could not get that feeling when I was acting, I wouldn’t have been able to perform it. If I even got one percent of what he was thinking, and it was a heavy and impactful feeling, imagine what Sardar Udham would have gone through.”