Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Irfan Kamal|
|Produced by||Murad Khetani|
|Written by||Irfan Kamal|
Vishal Vijay Kumar
|Cinematography||Jitan Harmeet Singh|
|Edited by||Chandan Arora|
Cine 1 Studios
|Distributed by||PEN Marudhar Cine Entertainment|
Satellite Shankar is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language action drama film written and directed by Irfan Kamal. The film starring Sooraj Pancholi and Megha Akash is produced by Cine 1 Studios and SCIPL. The film based on the life of Indian soldiers, tells a story of the adventures of Indian soldier (played by Pancholi). The principal photography began on 6 September 2018, and was shot across ten states in India.
The film was released on 8 November 2019.
- Sooraj Pancholi as Shankar
- Megha Akash as Pramila
- Upendra Limaye as Inspector
- Anil K Reji as Sridhar
- Palomi Ghosh
- Raj Arjun
The film marks the return of Sooraj Pancholi who essays the role of an army officer after 3 years hiatus as he previously starred in his debut 2015 action film Hero. The filming began on 3 September 2018 in Kashmir and most portions of the film were shot in North India in a 60-day schedule. The South Indian actress Megha Akash was cast as the female lead opposite Sooraj Pancholi, which marks her debut in Bollywood industry. The film was shot across the 10 states of India.
Marketing and release
The filmmakers in February 2019 confirmed that the film will not have its theatrical release in Pakistan over the 2019 Pulwama attack helmed by Pakistani terrorists on Central Reserve Police Force at Jammu and Kashmir which happened on 14 February 2019 resulting in the death of 40 CRPF personnel.
The film was theatrically released on 8 November 2019.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||6 November 2019|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Aari Aari"||Kumaar||Tanishk Bagchi||Romy, Bombay Rockers||3:45|
|2.||"Tere Sang"||Mithoon||Mithoon||Arijit Singh, Mithoon, Aakanksha Sharma||5:09|
|3.||"Jai He"||Manoj Muntashir||Sandeep Shirodkar||Salman Ali||2:58|
|4.||"Pyaar Ka Satellite"||Kumaar||Rochak Kohli||Rochak Kohli, Amit Gupta||3:10|
Filmfare gave 3 stars out of 5 and said, 'Satellite Shankar meanders off course a wee bit, is melodramatic and OTT at times but its heart certainly beats for Indian armed forces alright.' Komal Nahta of Film Information said, 'It is a film with its heart in the right place. But complete lack of promotion and its implausibility will do the film in. Consequently, it will go largely unnoticed despite having good moments.'
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