Superstar Ranbir Kapoor is playing a larger-than-life quintessential Hindi film hero with the action entertainer Shamshera. Ranbir, who is coming to the big screen four years after he delivered the blockbuster Sanju, is set to digitally launch the first song of Shamshera, Ji Huzoor tomorrow. The song presents tribal warlord Shamshera’s son Balli, played by Ranbir, entertaining the kids of the brutal Kaza fort prison before they all return to their lives of oppression and torture in the hands of the evil and ruthless Shuddh Singh, played by Sanjay Dutt.
While revealing details of Ji Huzoor, Ranbir says, “Kaza is essentially a brutal prison for the tribe that has been captured and are being tortured continuously. Balli is someone who, despite all the oppression and humiliation that he has faced, is full of life, he is mischievous and the kids of Kaza look up to him and he loves them dearly. The kids and he are a gang and they bring some life in the dark Kaza where people are simply suffering in the hands of this evil person, Shuddh Singh played by the one and only Sanjay Dutt!”
He adds, “When Ji Huzoor comes in the film, it is that one rare break-free moment that Kaza, Balli, and the kids of this prison experience. It’s a very sweet song that shows Balli’s relationship with the kids. In the song, you will see Balli doing random, funny things so that he can entertain the kids and lighten them up before they all go back to the harsh realities of their lives.”
Director Karan Malhotra further explains the importance of the song in Shamshera’s narrative saying, “Ji Huzoor is a fun-filled song representing the bond between Balli and his little friends. Despite surviving behind the oppressive walls of the fort of Kaza, Balli and his band of little bandits share a relationship of warm mischief. Ji Huzoor is Balli’s unique way of showing the kids that they are free to express themselves in their rare moments of happiness.”
‘Ji Huzoor’ is that one rare break-free moment that the prisoners of Kaza experience: Ranbir Kapoor on the first song of Shamshera
He adds, “The song is like going on a joyride with your kids, and that is exactly what Balli does with his little friends in the film. Ji Huzoor is designed for the audiences to experience a unique visual journey through the fort of Kaza. I hope they enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed shooting this beautiful song.”
The story of Shamshera is set in the fictitious city of Kaza, where a warrior tribe is imprisoned, enslaved, and tortured by a ruthless authoritarian general Shudh Singh. This is the story of a man who became a slave, a slave who became a leader, and then a legend for his tribe. He relentlessly fights for his tribe’s freedom and dignity. His name is Shamshera.
The high-octane, adrenaline-pumping entertainer is set in the 1800s in the heartland of India. It has the big promise of a never seen before Ranbir Kapoor, who plays Shamshera in the film! Sanjay Dutt plays Ranbir’s arch-enemy in this huge casting coup and his showdown with Ranbir will be something to watch out for as they will ferociously go after each other with no mercy.
Directed by Karan Malhotra, this action extravaganza has been produced by Aditya Chopra and is set to release in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu on July 22, 2022.