New Delhi, Jan 26: The entire nation is celebrating Republic day today with great fervour and patriotism. Republic Day is widely celebrated in the Bollywood as well. There are many Bollywood films that will make you feel patriotic towards your country. Pakistan has been trying to intrude into India on several occasion and Indian Soldiers have given a befitting reply to these activities of the neighbouring country. There are have been several films that have been churned out by the film industry on India-Pakistan war.
On the occasion of Republic Day, let us take a look at some of the movies that are focused on Indo-Pak war:
1) LOC Kargil (2003): The war movie is based on the Indo-Pak Kargil war that took place in 1999 where intruders got into Indian occupied territory and Indian soldiers fought to retain it. Produced and directed by JP Dutta, the film is considered the longest running time Bollywood film ever to hit the screens which had probably the biggest ever star cast to date.
2) Hindustan Ki Kasam (1973): In a bid to repeat the success of his earlier film ‘Haqeeqat’, director Chetan Anand made another war film called ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’ in 1973 which was based on Operation Cactus Lilly in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The film vividly focused on the IAF's role during the 1971 war in the western sector. The cast included Chetan Anand, Vijay Anand, Raaj Kumar, Priya Rajvansh, Balraj Sahni, Padma Khanna, Amjad Khan and Amrish Puri. However, this flick didn’t come close to his earlier films success and performed averagely at the box-office. Nevertheless, the films songs and battle sequences were appreciated.
3)Tango Charlie (2005): ‘Tango Charlie’ released in the year 2005 and was directed by Mani Shankar. The movie was an attempt to portray war and the grief caused by it. Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Ajay Devgan and Bobby Deol starred in this installment of war saga by Bollywood but it encompasses several internal conflicts with the Bodos and Naxalites before moving on to the Kargil War.
4) Lakshya (2004): ‘Lakshya’ was released in the year 2004. Starring Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Sharad Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Om Puri and Boman Irani, the film was directed by Hrithik Roshan. The plot is set on the backdrop of the 1999 Kargil Conflict. It is a coming of age story of a boy to a Lieutenant and draws in all the emotions that perhaps are a reality for field officers. All in all one of the greatest Bollywood movies to watch!
5) Border (1997): This 1997 movie is a Bollywood blockbuster directed by J.P. Dutta. Based on Indo-Pak War of 1971 it was a critical as well as commercial success. Actors like Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Pooja Bhatt, Puneet Issar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Raakhee from the Indian film fraternity starred in it. This epic war movie is an adaptation of real events which took place during Battle of Longewala fought in Rajasthan. It was a well written script enunciated with great acting and equally wonderful music.