Mumbai: Actor Amol Parashar, who portrayed Bhagat Singh in the Vicky Kaushal-starrer ‘Sardar Udham’, a film that was honoured with the Best Hindi Film award at the 69th National Film Awards, expressed his admiration for the movie’s team and their dedication. Despite having a minor role in the film, he had the opportunity to witness their passion, craftsmanship, and authenticity.
Amol told IANS, “It’s truly heartening to see ‘Sardar Udham’ rightfully triumphing at the National Awards 2023. While I had a small role in this magnificent film, I had the privilege to witness the commitment, skill, and sincerity of the team. When I first watched the film, I was personally awestruck by the remarkable craftsmanship on display.”
The film, directed by Shoojit Sircar, received a total of five honours at the awards, including Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, and Best Audiography.
Amol further mentioned, “I take immense pride in being part of the film and collaborating with some of the finest professionals in the industry, especially Shoojit sir and Vicky as my on-set companions.”
He highlighted that ‘Sardar Udham’ conveys the narrative of social and political revolution from a humanistic standpoint, a theme that holds universal and timeless significance.
“I hope we continue to narrate stories like this, stories that tap into our noble and selfless attributes. These historical heroes who shaped our nation deserve more than just being images on our walls. We must carry forward their legacy of compassion, selflessness, and true inclusivity.”
‘Sardar Udham’ is a biographical historical drama that depicts the life of Udham Singh, a freedom fighter from Punjab who avenged the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre by assassinating Michael O’Dwyer in London. The film also underscores the realistic portrayal of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, depicted in an extended and vivid sequence.
In addition to Vicky Kaushal, the film features Shaun Scott, Stephen Hogan, Amol Parashar, and Banita Sandhu.