Kargil Vijay Diwas 2021: Bollywood films on India-Pak War

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Shaheed-E-Kargil (2001):

It is a Hindi war drama Bollywood movie released in 2001, directed by Dilip Gulati. It is based on the Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan.

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LOC Kargil (2003):

This is perhaps the most detailed film on the Kargil War and also has a massive running time of four hours and fifteen minutes. As can be inferred from the duration of the movie, it is the most accurate, heart- touching and thrilling depiction of the struggles of Indian soldiers at Kargil and their efforts to bring down the Pakistani intruders.

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Stumped (2003):

When war prevails, it isn't limited to the borders; the entire nations are at war be it in any field, including sports. The movie Stumped contrasts the Kargil War and the Cricket World Cup of India and Pakistan.

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Dhoop (2003)

This family drama revolved around and was inspired by the family of Captain Anuj Nayyar (22), who was martyred during the Kargil war in 1999. The role of his father SK Nayyar was essayed by late Om Puri and mother Savita Kapoor was played by Revathi.

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Lakshya (2004):

War transforms people, it makes the weakest of them stronger and the most careless, responsible. This film is based on the theme of how a person is transformed from a careless boy, to a responsible, brave man once he enters the Army.

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Tango Charlie (2005):

The film starring Ajay Devgn and Bobby Deol has different war sequences, which track the journey of a police recruit. Directed by Mani Shankar, the last section of the film is based on the 1999 Kargil war.

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Mausam (2011):

Can love prevail at the time of war? This movie will prove that it is possible. This tale of two lovers, who, against all odds are fighting for their love amidst the Kargil war will melt your heart.

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Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020):

The film chronicles the incredible real life story, struggles and gender based discrimination faced by former Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena (played by Janhvi Kapoor). Known as the ‘Kargil Girl’, Gunjan was honoured with the Shaurya Vir award for displaying exemplary courage during the Kargil war in 1999.

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Shershaah (2021):

'Shershash' is a true story of Kargil war hero, Captain Vikram Batra who died during the war in 1999. Set in the 90s, the film offers an insight into the age of innocent romance, showcasing the chemistry between the leading pair.

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