Shamshera (transl. Sword) is an upcoming 2020 Indian action-adventure film starring Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor. It is produced by Aditya Chopra's Yash Raj Films. The movie is written and being directed by Karan Malhotra. Set in the 1800s, the film is about a dacoit tribe who took charge in fight for their rights and independence against the British.[1] Ranbir Kapoor is playing double role, as central character Shamshera and his father. Vaani Kapoor is playing a dancer.[2]

Shamshera poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byKaran Malhotra
Produced byAditya Chopra
Written byKaran Malhotra
Ekta Pathak Malhotra
Story byAditya Chopra
StarringRanbir Kapoor
Sanjay Dutt
Vaani Kapoor
Ronit Roy
Iravati Harshe
Music byAjay-Atul
Edited byRitesh Soni
Release date
  • July 31, 2020 (2020-07-31)
Running time
178 minutes
Budget150 crore

Principal photography of the film began on 1 December 2018.[3] The film will release on July 31, 2020 in IMAX theaters,[1] coinciding with the Bakrid holiday weekend.[4]




Following Ranbir Kapoor's casting announcement along with that of the film on 6 May 2018,[1] Sanjay Dutt was confirmed to be the main villain of the film, and his casting was announced on 10 May.[5] Four days later, Vaani Kapoor's casting was announced, set to play a "desirable and sought-after travelling performer from the Indian heartland."[6] On 4 December 2018, several days after filming had commenced, Ronit Roy announced his casting on his Twitter page.[7]


Principal photography of the film began on 1 December 2018,[3] with shooting expected to wrap by mid-2019.[1] A massive fort for the film was built at Film City, Goregaon, requiring two months of preparation and the effort of nearly 300 workers.[9] Vaani Kapoor pushes her limits as an artiste as she takes professional training in Kathak for the movie.[10]


Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelYRF Music
ProducerAditya Chopra

This film's soundtrack is composed by Ajay-Atul and Mithoon.

Marketing and release

On 6 May 2018, Yash Raj Films released a 45-second teaser video, announcing the film and its casting of Ranbir Kapoor as the film's eponymous lead character.[11] The following day, director Karan Mahotra released a first-look poster on Twitter.[12] On 3 July, the producers announced the official release date of the film as 31 July 2020.[4] In January 2019, it was confirmed that Ranbir Kapoor will be playing a double role―Shamshera and his father―for the first time in his career.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Ranbir Kapoor's Shamshera to release in 2020". The Indian Express. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Shamshera: Ranbir Kapoor to do a double role, Vaani Kapoor to play a dancer". Hindustan Times. 26 March 2019. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Shamshera: Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor's Film Goes on Floors". News18. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Ranbir Kapoor-Sanjay Dutt's Shamshera gets a release date". The Statesman. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Ranbir Kapoor's Shamshera gets its 'roaring villain' in Sanjay Dutt". 10 May 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Vaani Kapoor joins Ranbir Kapoor in Shamshera, continues Yash Raj streak". 14 May 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  7. ^ a b Roy, Ronit Bose (4 December 2018). "As I start shooting for #shamshera on a magnificent set, I feel so proud to be a part of this movie , led superbly by our director @karanmalhotra21 and share the screen with #ranbirkapoor and @duttsanjay . Thank you @karanmalhotra21 and @yrf for having me in this one". @RonitBoseRoy. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
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  9. ^ "'Shamshera': Ranbir Kapoor gets massive fort built for his period drama". 3 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Vaani Kapoor pushes her limits as an artiste as she takes professional training in Kathak for Shamshera". Bollywood Hungama. 25 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Ranbir Kapoor to play a dacoit in Shamshera". The Indian Express. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  12. ^ Malhotra, Karan (7 May 2018). "Heres the poster Shamshera". @karanmalhotra21. Retrieved 4 December 2018.

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