I did not watch the movie but saw its preview on MX Player (this may not be available outside my country).

I remember laughing after seeing the plot - It was nearly same as that of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope - "A bounty hunter was sent to save a princess and (maybe a prince too) and fight an evil overlord".

The poster had a Han Solo knockoff and the preview effects were very low budget. Furthermore, the main lead was most certainly the Han Solo knockoff, and I say Han Solo as he was wearing a leather jacket akin to that of Solo. The preview also had a very short mid space fight scene. Again, I only saw the preview, but I could spot everything that's common in Star Wars - blasters, dark hooded evil overlord, a princess (smaller than Leia, perhaps 10-12 years old), a prince, and space battles with fighters. If I had to blindly guess, I would put the movie around 2010s but I am not very sure.

As for the actors, the main lead (Han Solo knockoff) had a trimmed short beard, wore clothing very similar to Han Solo in A New Hope and carried a blaster. The actress playing the princess was young, but maybe 1-2 years older than the actress who played Leia in the Kenobi show. The prince was also young, around 10-12 years old. The villain was most certainly a lot like Darth Vader.

The title 100 percent had either "Star" or "Wars" in it. Blind guess - had "Galactic" in it but not sure.

As for the language, I am not sure as even the preview was dubbed in Hindi, but the movie was foreign for certain.

What's the name of this movie?

The movie is not listed here or here.

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    Um... what other details do you have? :-D It feels like that describes a number of possible films. Was it in English?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Mar 16, 2023 at 15:19
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    @FuzzyBoots, have added a lot of details, dont remember anything more than that.
    – shanu
    Commented Mar 16, 2023 at 15:45
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    Having a child princess may help a lot, as many of the knockoffs went the "sex sells" route.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Mar 16, 2023 at 15:46
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    It's probably The Force Awakens, the most blatant ripoff of A New Hope ever released.
    – JK.
    Commented Mar 16, 2023 at 23:21
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    Was it intended as a parody, or a serious movie? (In the former case, I see no-one's mentioned Spaceballs yet…)
    – gidds
    Commented Mar 17, 2023 at 0:03

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This is Star Raiders: The Adventures of Saber Raine (2017).

Poster for "Star Raiders: The Adventures of Saber Raine."

A prince and princess are abducted from their planet. Saber Raine, a soldier of fortune is hired to bring them back. Along with three others, he embarks on the mission. They end up on a planet in the depths of space which is run by an evil overlord called Sinjin. Having been freed from centuries of containment in a cryogenic prison, Sinjin is now teaming up with beings called the Quintari who have caused havoc throughout the galaxy. Sinjin has a plan of revenge against his betrayers' descendants and he has a powerful weapon.

  • It is a low budget space opera movie from the 2010s, with "Star" in the title.

  • Casper Van Dien plays the lead, who matches your description.

  • There is a dark hooded "evil overlord," visible at around the 0:54 mark in the trailer below.

  • The plot does centre around the abduction and subsequent rescue of a prince and princess, who are visible at around the 0:13 mark in the trailer below. (They look older than 10-12 years old, though.)

  • Some shots of a spaceship battle can be seen in the trailer below, at around the 0:37 mark.

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    I admit I have horribly misjudged what a 10 year old looks like
    – shanu
    Commented Mar 17, 2023 at 2:04
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    Poor Casper Van Dien, what happened to you? I really liked Starship Troopers as well.
    – ThaRobster
    Commented Mar 17, 2023 at 8:51
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    How do films like this get produced? What is the motivation for those participating? Commented Mar 17, 2023 at 8:52
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    @LamarLatrell If you got a chance to make a movie, or even have a significant part in a movie, which was a step above "kids in the backyard with a cheap camera", would you turn it down because it wasn't going to be a blockbuster? Wouldn't it be a blast to show it to your family and friends, even if it wasn't Oscar-worthy? Plus it's a paying gig.
    – Kyralessa
    Commented Mar 17, 2023 at 12:08
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    tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MoneyDearBoy plays into a lot of cases, although that trope also lists a number of other reasons ranging from that they really like the idea of the film, they're doing it as a favor, they want to go "on location" for vacation, they're funding other work, or because they want their kids to see them in something.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Mar 17, 2023 at 13:26

If I hadn't seen that you were asking about a movie in the 2010's, my first thought would've been Mel Brooks' awesome 1987 Star Wars parody Spaceballs.

Spaceballs Movie Poster

  • Bill Pullman plays the "Han Solo knockoff"
  • Rick Moranis is the "dark hooded evil overlord"
  • John Candy is the Chewbacca knockoff
  • Mel Brooks is your Yoda

Even if this isn't what you were referring to, it's basically the Star Wars parody film (at least in my opinion), and I can't recommend you check it out more.

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