Set against the backdrop of 1942’s Quit India Movement, Ae Watan Mere Watan is a patriotic thriller drama inspired by real events and chronicles a pivotal chapter from India’s quest for Independence. Prime Video today dropped its trailer as the movie is set to premiere on March 21.

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Who’s the cast of Ae Watan Mere Watan?

The movie is a Dharmatic Entertainment production and is produced by Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Somen Mishra. Directed by Kannan Iyer, the film has been written by Iyer and Darab Farooqui. The movie features actor Sara Ali Khan in the lead alongside Sachin Khedekar, Abhay Verma, Sparsh Shrivastav, Alexx O' Nell and Anand Tiwari in pivotal roles and a special guest appearance by Emraan Hashmi.

What’s in the trailer of Ae Watan Mere Watan?

From the first frame itself, the trailer transports the audience to the pre-independence era, introducing us to 22-year-old Usha (Sara Ali Khan), a college girl in Bombay, who in her pursuit of helping India achieve its freedom, forms an underground radio station that becomes the fuel that fires the Quit India Movement. Through her character's journey, the trailer highlights the courage, sacrifices, and the resourcefulness of the youth of the nation during India’s fight for freedom.

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What the cast and director have to say

“Portraying such a powerful character in Ae Watan Mere Watan has been an honor beyond words. To embody the spirit of my character and diving into her consciousness and understanding what motivates and inspires her has been humbling and empowering,” says actor Sara Ali Khan. “The film is a reminder of the sacrifices made by countless unsung heroes and a testament to the fortitude of the human spirit. I am immensely grateful to director Kannan Iyer, the team at Dharmatic Entertainment and Prime Video for the chance to be a part of this cinematic journey.”

“From its very genesis, Ae Watan Mere Watan has been a deeply enriching and transformative experience for me as a filmmaker. This film, while inspired by historical events, is a homage to the unsung heroes whose extraordinary valor shaped the course of our nation's history,” said director Kannan Iyer. “Through meticulous research, passionate storytelling, and years of dedication, we have strived to authentically capture the spirit of India's freedom struggle and the resilience of its people. Ae Watan Mere Watan is a labour of love and a story with a profound soul, further enriched by Sara’s exceptional performance who has brought depth, nuance, and authenticity to the character"

Ae Watan Mere Watan is a heartfelt story about a lesser-known chapter from India’s freedom struggle. The movie is different from anything I have done thus far,” said actor Emraan Hashmi. “To essay the role of a political leader in the midst of India’s freedom struggle has been an honour. This is my second film with Kannan, who brings a unique sense of purpose brought out of passion to this story. It is also my first film with Sara, whose performance will undoubtedly leave the viewers in awe.”

How to watch Ae Watan Mere Watan on Prime Video

Ae Watan Mere Watan is set to premiere exclusively on Prime Video on March 21 in Hindi with dubs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. All you need to transport yourself to 1942, is a Prime membership, which costs ₹1,499/year. Amazon Prime is designed to make your life better every single day as it provides the best of shopping, savings, and entertainment in one single membership. Prime Video is just one of the many benefits of a Prime membership where you can get unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV shows with Prime Video.

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What’s more on Prime Video?

Prime Video hosts a library of thousands of acclaimed TV shows and movies across languages and geographies, including Indian films such as Shershaah, Sardar Udham, The Great Indian Family and Fukrey 3 along with Indian-produced Original series like JubileeMade in Heaven, Mission Start Ab, DhoothaIndian Police Force, and Original movies like Mast Mein Rehne Ka and Ammu. Also included are popular global Originals like  Citadel, The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of PowerGen VThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselThe Wheel of Time and many more, available for unlimited streaming as part of a Prime membership. Prime Video includes content across Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Bengali.