Updated January 3rd, 2024 at 23:22 IST

Sam Bahadur on OTT: Vicky Kaushal starrer Sam Mankeshaw biographical drama locks digital debut date?

After a fairly optimistic run at the theatres, the makers of Sam Bahadur have reportedly zeroed in on a date for the film's digital debut.

Vicky Kaushal in Sam Bahadur | Image:Image: Youtube screengrab
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Sam Bahadur released in theatres back on December 1 in a much-anticipated box office clash with Animal. While Sam Bahadur's performance accrued for it optimistic numbers across its thirty-plus day run in theatres, the spotlight shone bright on Sandeep Reddy Vanga's Animal which galloped its way towards the ₹500 crore mark in domestic collections and upwards with its worldwide numbers almost touching the ₹900 crore mark. The Vicky Kaushal film is now reportedly eyeing a digital debut.

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Sam Bahadur to debut on OTT soon?


The makers of Sam Bahadur have reportedly locked in its official streaming partner, post its fairly optimistic theatrical run. As per a recent 123Telugu report, the streaming partner in question in Zee5. The report also suggests a date for the biographical war drama - specifically, January 26. Considering the evident patriotic context of the film, the date appears to be a fitting one for Sam Bahadur's digital debut. 

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For the unversed, Sam Bahadur features Vicky Kaushal in the titular role of Sam Manekshaw - the Former Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film also stars Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Sheikh in pivotal roles. The performances from the film received immense critical praise, particularly Kaushal's portrayal of Sam Mankeshaw.

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Sam Bahadur versus Animal at the box office


Both Sam Bahadur and Animal released in theatres back on December 1. While Sam Bahadur's opening day collections stood at ₹6.25 crores, on the same day, Animal opened at a whooping ₹63.8 crores, evidently overtaking the former by leaps and bounds. Both films picked up pace in their own gait at the box office in the ensuing weeks - however, Animal has for the entirety of their theatrical run maintained its major head start.

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Sam Bahadur's India net collections stand at ₹ 90.15 crores with its global collections standing at ₹ 125.3 crores. Animal on the other hand, has earned ₹ 547.02 crores domestically with global collections coming in at  ₹ 894 crores.

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Published January 3rd, 2024 at 23:22 IST