Ahead of the Shamshera trailer release on Friday, Ranbir Kapoor’s new poster was unveiled by production company Yash Raj Productions on its social media channels on June 23. The poster was captioned: “The protector of his tribe, the legend of his land – Shamshera. #ShamsheraTrailer tomorrow!”
This is the second poster of Ranbir from Shamshera after the first poster was leaked on the internet before its official release. Ahead of Ranbir’s poster, first sight posters of Vaani Kapoor as Golden Girl Sona and Sanjay Dutt as Daroga Shuddh Singh were also shared on Thursday.
As soon as the new poster was released, Ranbir fans filled the comments section praising the superstar actor’s never-before-seen rugged avatar. Many netizens called the poster “dhamaka”, “breathtaking” and “epic”, with some even asking the creators to drop the trailer as soon as possible.
The story of Shamshera is set in the fictional city of Kaza, where a tribe of warriors are imprisoned, enslaved, and tortured by a ruthless overbearing general Shuddh Singh (Dutt). It is the story of Shamshera (Kapoor), a man who became a slave, a slave who became a chief, and then a legend for his tribe.
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Shamshera is directed by Karan Malhotra who made his directorial debut with Agneepath in 2012, which also starred Dutt as the main antagonist named Kancha Cheena. It was an official remake of the 1990 film of the same name and had Hrithik Roshan playing Vijay Deenanath Chauhan, originally played by Amitabh Bachchan.
In 2015, Karan directed the sports drama Brothers, which was again an official remake of the 2011 Hollywood film Warrior. Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra played the roles originally played by Joel Edgarton and Tom Hardy respectively.
With the upcoming film starring Ranbir in the lead role, Karan promises an original story of the legend who tirelessly fights for the freedom and dignity of his tribe. Shamshera is set to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on July 22, 2022.