“Overwhelmed with the love and appreciation"
Sidharth Malhotra’s Shershaah has made history by becoming Amazon Prime Video’s most-watched film in India.
It was released on August 12, 2021, and it stars Sidharth as Indian army captain Vikram Batra.
Kiara Advani played Batra’s fiancee, Dimple Cheema.
The film received mixed reviews from critics but was enjoyed by audiences.
On August 31, 2021, Amazon Prime Video revealed that Shershaah had been watched by audiences in over 4,100 Indian towns and cities as well as in 210 countries and territories around the world.
The film, directed by Vishnuvardhan, also received a user rating of 8.9 on IMDb.
An “overwhelmed” Sidharth celebrated the film’s success on Instagram. He wrote:
“Overwhelmed with the love and appreciation that we are receiving for Shershaah. Thank you everyone for making it the most-watched film on @primevideoin.”
Kiara thanked her fans for the “love, respect and appreciation you have showered on us for Shershaah.”
Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video India said:
“We have always believed in content being paramount and seeing Shershaah’s resounding success further strengthens what we, as a service, have set out to do.
“It was important for us to bring the inspiring story of braveheart Captain Vikram Batra and the Indian army during the Kargil war to audiences far and wide.
“The movie is a tribute to these sons and daughters of the soil for whom nothing matters more than the love for the country.”
“Shershaah is a very special film and we are absolutely delighted to see it receive such an unprecedented amount of love and success from all corners.”
In a statement, Karan Johar said:
“Shershaah has always been a film close to our hearts, and seeing the love and appreciation the film has received makes me feel incredibly proud about the movie and each and everyone associated with it.
“PVC awardee Captain Vikram Batra’s story is one that no Indian shall ever forget, that said, what we intended to do was to tell the story of what made him the braveheart he was, to look deeper into his life, his passion and his love for the country and Dimple.
“It fills me with pride to see the love Sidharth and Kiara’s performances and Vishnu’s directorial vision has received.
“I’m glad that we found the right partners for this movie in Amazon Prime Video, who have left no stone unturned and given this movie the reach it deserves.”