Shehzada is a newly launched Bollywood movie that was initially scheduled to be released on 10 February 2023 but was later postponed to 17 February 2023 due to the massive success of the Pathaan movie. The movie is directed by Rohit Dhawan, who also directed “Dishoom” in 2016 and “Desi Boyz” in 2011 and the story of this movie is done by Trivikram Srinivas, who is famous for his direction and story writing in the south film industry. He writes and directed movies like “Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo” in 2020 and “A Aa” in 2016. The movie is based on his south Indian film “Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo“.
The movie is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Aman Gill, Allu Aravind, S. Radha Krishna, and Kartik Aaryan. The cinematography for this movie is done by Sudeep Chatterjee and Sanjay F. Gupta. Ritesh Soni is the editor of this movie. The music of this movie is done by Pritam. T-Series Films, Geetha Arts, Haarika & Hassine Creations, and Brat Films are the production companies of this movie. The distributor of this movie is AA Films. The official runtime of this movie is 145 minutes and the reported budget of the movie is ₹85 crores (US$10 million).
The main characters from the movie are Kartik Aaryan as Bantu, Kriti Sanon as Samara, Paresh Rawal as Valmiki Upadhyay: Bantu’s foster father, Manisha Koirala as Yashu: Bantu’s mother, and Ronit Roy as Randeep Nanda: Bantu’s father. There is a total of five songs from the movie. The first song from the movie is “Munda Sona Hoon Main” with lyrics by Kumaar and sung by Diljit Dosanjh and Nikhita Gandhi. The length of the first song from the movie is 3 minutes and 50 seconds.
The second song from the movie is “Chedkhaniyan” with lyrics by Shloke Lal and IP Singh and sung by Arijit Singh and Nikhita Gandhi. The length of the second song from the movie is 4 minutes and 15 seconds. The third song from the movie is “Mere Sawaal Ka” with lyrics by Shloke Lal and sung by Shashwat Singh and Shalmali Kholgade. The length of the third song from the movie is 4 minutes and 15 seconds.
The fourth song from the movie is “Character Dheela 2.0” with lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Ashish Pandit and sung by Neeraj Shridhar. The length of the fourth song from the movie is 2 minutes and 37 seconds. The sixth and last song from the movie is “Shehzada Title Track” with lyrics by Mayur Puri and sung by Sonu Nigam. The length of the sixth song from the movie is 3 minutes and 47 seconds.
Cast List of Shehzada
- Kartik Aaryan as Bantu
- Kriti Sanon as Samara
- Paresh Rawal as Valmiki Upadhyay: Bantu’s foster father
- Manisha Koirala as Yashu: Bantu’s mother
- Ronit Roy as Randeep Nanda: Bantu’s father
- Rajpal Yadav as Inspector Satish Yadav
- Sachin Khedekar as Aditya Jindal
- Debattama Saha as Bantu’s sister
- Ankur Rathee as Raj
- Sunny Hinduja
- Vin Rana as Bantu’s colleague
The Shehzada movie got very positive reviews from critics and audiences. Over 8.8k people rated this movie 9.5 stars on IMDb, which are very positive reviews from audiences. Dhaval Roy from The Times of India rated the film 3 stars out of 5 stars and said “campy humor, irreverent hero, and action sequences“.
Rohit Bhatnagar from The Free Press Journal rated the film 4 stars out of 5 and said “Overall, Shehzada is quite entertaining and doesn’t cheat you at any cost. Although Rohit Dhawan’s film is never over-promised, it also did not under-deliver. No matter what, Maa and family logic always do wonders!“
A critic from Bollywood Hungama rated the film 4 stars out of 5 stars and said “On the whole, SHEHZADA is a family mass entertainer and impresses due to the funny and emotional moments, action scenes, and Kartik Aaryan’s superlative performance.”
How to Watch Shehzada Movie
If you want to watch the Shehzada movie now then you have to go to the nearest theatre where the movie is currently running and if you can’t find any theatre where the movie is currently running then you have to wait for three to six months for this movie to be released on the famous OTT platform Netflix. The digital release rights of this movie were sold to Netflix for INR 40 crores (US$4.8 million).