Moments with Manekshaw

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.       Top: Vicky Kaushal as Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw; inset: poster of movie Manekshaw......

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