Sardar Udham

Sardar Udham

Sardar Udham | Streaming on Amazon

Starring:  Vicky KaushalBanita SandhuShaun Scott
Director: Shoojit Sircar
India release date: Oct 16, 2021
Genre: Biography, crime
Certification: UA 13+
Language: Hindi
Duration: 2 hours 44 mins

Awards | Actor in focus
FOI online Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role – Vicky Kaushal
Indian Film Institute Award for Second Best Indian Actor (Male) of 2021: Vicky Kaushal (jointly with Tovino Thomas in Minnal Murali)

 

“Intense and intuitive performance… capturing the acute psychological dynamics of an ideologically driven man not incapable of grasping or expressing softer emotions.”

Rating: 4 stars | Full review

Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV
Saibal Chatterjee
“Vicky Kaushal is the picture of restraint.”

Rating: 4.5 stars | Full review

Anna MM Vetticad, First Post
Anna MM Vetticad

 

“Kaushal turns in a terrific textured performance, as nuanced as the writing… There’s a perceptible urgency in his speech, especially when he’s mixing Hindi and (broken) English. He isn’t fixated on scene-chewing antics, either, matching the film’s rhythm with impressive precision. When the writing demands restraint, he slips into the background; when it prods him to make a statement, he explodes.”

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Tanul Thakur, The Wire
Tanul Thakur
“Vicky Kaushal’s performance is intriguing. It refuses to conform to conventional freedom-fighter and spy stereotypes…. Kaushal’s subdued gait gives us a fair idea of the character’s off-screen life. In fact, Kaushal is too meditative at times, lacking heft in the more “showy” moments – during a drunken monologue at a park, or in his broken-English equation with a British conspirator. But the actor nails the part only in the last hour, as does the film… As a wide-eyed teenager, Kaushal is incredibly reactive: if you listen closely, you can hear his gears shifting from adolescence to adulthood over the course of a single night.”

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Rahul Desai, Film Companion
Rahul Desai

 

“Kaushal rings true.”

Rating: 3 stars | Full review

Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Shubhra Gupta
“Somewhere up there, Irrfan would be feeling incredibly proud with what Vicky Kaushal has achieved.”

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Jayashree Chakravarti, Third Vantage Point
Jayashree Chakravarti

 

 

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