Shershaah is a 2021 Indian biographical war film directed by Vishnuvardhan and written by Sandeep Shrivastava, with Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta of Dharma Productions and Shabbir Boxwala, Ajay Shah and Himanshu Gandhi of Kaash Entertainment jointly serving as producers. Tracing the life journey of Param Vir Chakra awardee and army captain Vikram Batra, it stars Sidharth Malhotra in a double role, as Batra and his identical twin brother Vishal, while Kiara Advani plays the role of Vikram’s girlfriend Dimple Cheema.
Announced in May 2019, principal photography began in the same month and finished in January 2020. Initially scheduled to be released on 3 July 2020, the film was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film premiered on 12 August 2021 on Amazon Prime Video. Upon release, it received positive-to-mixed responses from critics and audiences, with praise towards Malhotra’s performance, Shrivastava’s script, Vishnuvardhan’s direction, Action choreography and the cinematography and partial criticism towards Advani’s characterisation, the lead pair’s “distracting” chemistry and the lack of depth in the romantic subplot.