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‘Shershaah’ Delivers on Expectation, Wins The Dadasaheb Phalke Awards For The Best Movie 2022

Captain Vikram Batra’s movie Shershaah got the best movie award in the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Awards 2022.


At the Dadasaheb Phalke International Awards 2022 ceremony, Vishnuvaradhan’s biographical war Shershaah- Captain Vikram Batra movie won the ‘Best Film’ award.

The Award

As part of the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award 2022, Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra attended the event on Sunday evening. Indian cinema got a number of awards this evening. Shershaah movie, directed by Vishnuvardhan, had actors Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani winning the Critics’ Best Actor and Best Actress awards. As part of the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards, the Dadasaheb Phalke Twitter account shared a video of Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani’s performance.

The Actor & Actress

In Shershaah- Captain Vikram Batra movie, Sidharth Malhotra won the Critics’ Best Actor award for his performances as Param Vir Chakra-winning Captain Vikram Batra. Also, Kaira won the Critics’ Best Actress award for her portrayal of Captain Vikram’s girlfriend Dimple Cheema.

The Post Shared by the Awardees

In her Instagram stories, Kiara shared a picture of her trophies. A smiley emoticon was added to the glimpse when it was reshared on Sidharth’s social media handles.

However, embracing the honor, Sidharth shared a lengthy note and wrote, “It was such an honor to play the role of Capt. #VikramBatra, one of the youngest brave hearts of the Indian Army. A big thank you to Vikram Batra’s family for trusting us. Thank you to #VishnuVardhan and @karanjohar @dharmamovies @kiaraaliaadvani @apoorva1972 and @shabbirboxwalaofficial Thanking the whole cast and crew of #Shershaah. Last but not least Thank You to all my fans for your love and support. Big hug. Thank you Dadasaheb Phalke International Film festival Awards 2022 @dpiff_official for the honor.”

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However, as if you are aware of the award given to the Shershaah movie, let’s briefly revise the amazing story of the Shershaah movie.

About Shershaah Movie


However, war stories can be as heartwarming as they can be heartbreaking. You see a soldier in uniform who has the courage to protect the nation from enemies and is willing to sacrifice his life for a million strangers. Moreover, there were casualties on both sides in the Kargil War of 1999 between India and Pakistan. Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani’s new film, Shershaah, focuses on this topic. Additionally, the film centers around the life and death of Captain Vikram Batra, who was killed in enemy crossfire while trying to save an injured colleague. Captain Vikram Batra was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest gallantry award, for his display of courage, bravery, and leadership during the Kargil War.

About the Story and Production

Shershaah, produced by Karan Johar and Shabbir Boxwala, celebrates all the little (and very important) details about the life of Captain Batra. Also, with its portrayal of his love interest Dimple (Kiara Advani) as well as its adaptation of Pepsi’s popular 90s slogan, ‘Yeh Dil Maange More’, 

Plus, Shershaah is a tearjerker that comes just in time for Independence Day.

Capt. Batra’s chemistry plays a significant role on both fronts of his life – personal and professional. Thanks to Karan Johar, Malhotra and Advani’s love story has become a Bollywood selling point. However, Malhotra’s role as a formidable officer in the Indian Army earns him points.

Shershaah Movie Cast

Films about war are more than just biopics. Both genres present extraordinary characters, but war films exhibit a nation’s collective strength, conveying a sense of victory and adrenaline. As per many people, Sidharth Malhotra was a little too vanilla in the role of Late Captain Vikram Batra movie. In college, when he was figuring out his life, his contribution made sense. As if to conform to the Bollywood theme of the film, actress Kiara Advani added to its character. There are several other cast members to keep an eye out for in Shershaah, including Shiv Pandit, Nikitin Dheer, Himmanshoo A. Malhotra, and Anil Charanjeett.

Apart from the Shershaah movie, there were a number of other awardees as well. The list is as follows:

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners List

Award Receiver
Film of the Year Pushpa: The Rise
Best Film Shershaah
Best Actor Ranveer Singh for ’83’
Best Actress Kriti Sanon for ‘Mimi’
Best Director Ken Ghosh for the State of Siege: Temple Attack
Outstanding Contribution To Film Industry Asha Parekh
Best Actor in Supporting Role Satish Kaushik for Kaagaz
Best Actress in Supporting Role Lara Dutta for Bell-Bottom
Best Actor in a Negative Role Aayush Sharma for Antim: The Final Truth
Critics Best Film Sardar Udham
Critics Best Actor Sidharth Malhotra for Shershaah
Critics Best Actress Kiara Advani for Shershaah
People’s Choice Best Actor Abhimanyu Dassani
People’s Choice Best Actress Radhika Madan
Best Debut Ahan Shetty for Tadap
Best International Feature Film Another Round
Best Web Series Candy
Best Actor in Web Series Manoj Bajpayee for The Family Man 2
Best Actress in Web Series Raveena Tandon for Aranyak
Television Series of the Year Anupama
Best Actor in Television Series Shaheer Sheikh for Kuch Rang Pyar ke Aise Bhi
Best Actress in Television Series Shraddha Arya for Kundali Bhagya
Most Promising Actor in Television Series Dheeraj Dhoopar for Kundali Bhagya
Most Promising Actress in Television Series Rupali Ganguly for Anupama
Best Short Film Pauli
Best Playback Singer Male Vishal Mishra
Best Playback Singer Female Kanika Kapoor
Best Cinematographer Jayakrishna Gummadi for Haseen Dilruba

Wrapping Up

Hopefully, this blog has helped you revise the amazing story of the Shershaah- Captain Vikram Batra movie. No matter what people think of the movie but in my opinion, both Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani did a commendable job playing their roles. For me, the Shershaah movie is one of the best movies in 2021. Moreover, the fact is in front of everyone as the movie won the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards 2022 in the international film festival.

Note:  However, everyone has their own perspective, so no offense to the people’s reviews about Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani’s role.

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