Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

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5 Parsi Features in the Movie Sam Bahadur:

  1. Parsi Food is enjoyed before partition with Pakistan.
  2. Parsi outfits and furniture.
  3. Parsi Culture and Zoroastrian religion is followed.
  4. Parsi language and style is potrayed so well by Actors.
  5. Parsi speech is spoken !

Have you seen the latest Movie? SamBahadur is a story about India’s first field marshal, Sam Manekshaw. A Parsi by birth , loving husband and father. There are many parsi foods that Sam Maneckshaw ate – Akuri, Dhanshak, Salli Boti, Custard and of Patra ni Maachi.

Sam Bahadur (stylised as SAMबहादुर  ; lit. transl. Sam the Brave) is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language biographical war drama film based on the life of India’s first field marshal, Sam Manekshaw. It is directed by Meghna Gulzar who co wrote with Bhavani Iyer and Shantanu Srivastava. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, under the banner of RSVP Movies. It stars Vicky Kaushal in the title role, alongside Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Neeraj Kabi, Edward Sonnenblick and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.

The film was released on 1 December 2023 and it has grossed ₹130.00 crore (US$16 million) worldwide. At the 69th Filmfare Awards, the film received eight nominations, including Best Actor (Kaushal) and Best Film (Critics).

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw’s contribution has not been celebrated enough in popular culture, especially at a time when the political leadership likes to take credit for military victories in jingoistic narratives. India’s most famous military hero, and certainly the most popular in modern times, has not received the attention he deserves. Director Meghna Gulzar’s Sam Bahadur thus fills a much needed gap even if she has given us an adulatory biopic of an outspoken military strategist who had the spine to speak the truth to those in power.

Books available on Amazon Manna of the 21st Century: Parsi Cuisine Paperback Hardcover Indian Parsi Kitchen Celebrations: Celebrating Zoroastrian Festivals and Traditions Dhansak: Parsi Cuisine

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