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69th National Film Awards: ‘Sardar Udham’ declared Best Hindi Film

Sardar Udham is a biopic of freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh, who killed Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India.

By: Mohnish Singh

The 69th National Film Awards were announced on Thursday evening at the National Media Centre in New Delhi. Shoojit Sircar’s directorial Sardar Udham won the best feature film award in Hindi.

The film was released in 2021 on Prime Video and starred Vicky Kaushal in the lead role.

Sardar Udham is a biopic of freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh, who killed Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India in 1940, to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

The film had an amazing run at the IIFA Awards and Filmfare Awards previously. Vicky received the Best Actor award for Sardar Udham at IIFA 2022. The film also bagged awards in Cinematography, Editing, and Special Effects (Visuals) categories.

Produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, Sardar Udham also starred Shaun Scott, Stephen Hogan, Banita Sandhu, Kirsty Averton, and Amol Parashar.

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