Speaking at the trailer release of the film on Thursday, Sircar revealed that he started researching the subject back when he was in college. “When I came to Delhi to study, although I got offers from many colleges, I went for Shaheed Bhagat Singh College. So much was my interest in him and Indian history. While researching more and more about Bhagat Singh, I became well-read about the Independence movement in Punjab and also Sardar Udham Singh. Since then on, I wanted to make a film on this subject.”
Sircar further said that while he wanted it to be his first project, due to lack of money, he could not pursue it. “Just as Saradar Udham Singh waited 21 years to take his revenge, I too waited two decades to tell this story,” he added.
The film is the story of Sardar Udham Singh, a gallant and patriotic man who fought courageously against the British subjugation of India. The story is touted to showcase the undying bravery, fortitude, and fearlessness of an unsung hero, from the deeply buried annals of our history. The film focuses on the mission of Sardar Udham Singh to avenge the lives of his brethren, who were ruthlessly murdered in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of 1919.
Actor Vicky Kaushal will be seen essaying the titular role in Sardar Udham.
Speaking about the film during the trailer release, Kaushal said stories of such heroes were familiar to him from childhood. “I did not have to refer to any history books to know more about Sardar Udham Singh because I have grown up listening to his stories. He was a person who had taken an oath to avenge the bloodshed. His story is of resilience, bravery, and that of a very passionate person. Through this film, I wanted to explore those aspects in me as well.”
Sardar Udham also stars Shaun Scott, Stephen Hogan, Banita Sandhu, and Kirsty Averton in pivotal roles and features Amol Parashar in a special appearance.