Ae Watan Mere Watan is a forthcoming Hindi-language historical biographical drama film based on the life of Usha Mehta of India’s struggle for freedom in 1942. During the Quit India movement, a courageous young girl launches an underground radio station to promote unity and sparks an exciting pursuit with the British authorities.

Dharmatic Entertainment made the movie, produced by Karan Johar Apoorva Mehta and Somen Mishra. The premiere date was already revealed on Feb. 13 on World Radio Day. Sara Ali Khan had played the lead role of Usha in the film. It is an honor that the film’s premiere coincides with the spirit of World Radio Day, recognizing the medium’s ability to shape historical narratives and forge deep emotional connections with viewers.

Ae Watan Mere Watan Main Cast:

  • Sara Ali Khan
  • Emraan Hashmi
  • Alexx O’Nell
  • Abhay Verma
  • Anand Tiwari
  • Pratik Yadav
  • Annuup Choudhari
  • Ashton Bessette
  • Annuup Choudhari
  • Priyanam Das
  • Siddharth Gollapudi
  • Garrvil Mohan
  • Manya Singh
  • Benedict Garrett
  • Sachin Khedekar
  • Godaan Kumar
  • Ed Robinson
  • Sparsh Srivastav

Ae Watan Mere Watan Movie Info:

  • Directed by: Kannan Iyer
  • Written by: Darab Farooqui/ Kannan Iyer
  • Produced by: Karan Johar/ Apoorva Mehta and Somen Mishra
  • Starring: Sara Ali Khan / Emraan Hashmi
  • Cinematography: Amalendu Chaudhary
  • Edited by: Sangeeth Varghese
  • Production Company: Dharmatic Entertainment
  • Distributed by: Amazon Prime Video
  • Releasing date: 21 March 2024
  • Releasing Platform: Amazon Prime Video
  • Genre: Action
  • Country: India
  • Language: Hindi
  • Running time: 133 min

Emraan Hashmi to play Ram Manohar Lohia

The actor also posted on  Instagram Stories and shared a picture of Ram Manohar Lohia, confirming that he is playing the role of the latter in Ae Watan Mere Watan film. Ram Manohar Lohia is most known for his work with Congress Radio, which was broadcast clandestinely from several locations in Bombay till the early 1940s.


Principal photography commenced in April 2023 and wrapped in May 2023.Johar went on, “Kannan and Darab have created a complicated plot with a strong emotional core that is further reinforced by drawing inspiration from a sensitive period in India’s history by Sara’s remarkable portrayal of a young rebel.

Fans were in shock as they had never seen him in this kind of role before. His role had set fire in the trailer.He will be seen in black-rimmed glasses, a khaki jacket, and a Nehru cap, looking almost unrecognizable.


Ae Watan Mere Watan, similar to a period biographical drama, depicts the life of a little girl who made vital contributions to the war for Indian freedom. She took the stand for all Indians who were victimized by the British and who were persistently disparaged. The main plot of this film is what will happen when the British will capture her.


The trailer was released by the filmmakers on YouTube on 4 March 2024. The duration of the trailer is 2 min 52 sec. 

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