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10 must watch Bollywood movies based on Indian Army

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Bollywood has often drawn inspiration from the valor, sacrifices, and triumphs of the Indian Army to create captivating cinematic experiences. From showcasing heroic battles to exploring the personal journeys of soldiers, these movies offer a glimpse into the indomitable spirit of our armed forces. In this blog, we present a curated list of bollywood movies that pay tribute to the bravery and dedication of the Indian Army.

10 must watch Bollywood movies:

Border (1997):

Directed by J.P. Dutta, “Border” is a war drama based on the Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The film portrays the courage and camaraderie of Indian soldiers as they defend their post against overwhelming odds.

LOC Kargil (2003):

Directed by J.P. Dutta, “LOC Kargil” depicts the events of the Kargil War fought between India and Pakistan in 1999. The film chronicles the heroism of Indian soldiers who fought bravely in the face of adversity.

Lakshya (2004):

Directed by Farhan Akhtar, “Lakshya” follows the journey of a young man who finds purpose and determination after joining the Indian Army. Set against the backdrop of the Kargil War, the movie explores themes of courage, patriotism, and self-discovery.

Tango Charlie (2005):

Directed by Mani Shankar, “Tango Charlie” revolves around the life of an Indian Army soldier deployed in insurgency-affected regions. The movie sheds light on the challenges faced by soldiers in conflict zones and their unwavering commitment to duty.

1971 (2007):

Directed by Amrit Sagar, “1971” is based on the true story of prisoners of war (POWs) captured during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The film sheds light on the harrowing experiences of Indian soldiers held captive in enemy territory.

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Shaurya (2008):

Directed by Samar Khan. The film revolves around the court-martial of a young army officer, played by Rahul Bose, who stands accused of killing his senior officer in a fit of rage. As the trial unfolds, the defense lawyer, portrayed by Kay Kay Menon, delves deeper into the circumstances surrounding the incident and uncovers uncomfortable truths about systemic discrimination and abuse of power within the military hierarchy.

Aiyaary (2018):

Directed by Neeraj Pandey. The story follows the journey of an army officer (played by Sidharth Malhotra) who becomes disillusioned with the system and decides to expose corruption within the ranks. He clashes with his mentor (played by Manoj Bajpayee), leading to a high-stakes game of cat and mouse.

Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019):

Directed by Aditya Dhar, “Uri: The Surgical Strike” is based on the true events of the 2016 Uri attack and India’s subsequent surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The film highlights the strategic planning and execution of the daring military operation.

Shershaah (2021):

Directed by Vishnuvardhan. The film Shershaah is the story of PVC awardee brave Indian soldier Capt. Vikram Batra, whose indomitable spirit and unflinching courage in chasing the Pakistani soldiers out of Indian territory contributed immensely in winning the Kargil War in 1999.

Sam Bahadur (2023):

Directed by Meghna Gulzar. Witness the exemplary story of Sam Manekshaw, who led a new India through 3 major wars until 1971 and became the 1st-ever Indian Army officer to get promoted to the rank of India’s 1st field marshal.

Whether depicting historical battles or personal journeys, these films serve as a tribute to the indomitable spirit of our armed forces and inspire audiences to salute the real-life heroes.

Now, we’d love to hear from you! What are your favorite movies based on the Indian Army? Share your picks in the comments below.

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  1. Right from Border to Sam Bahadur,all these have spread the message of our soldiers’ love, for motherland and their supreme and educated the common citizen about the same. This develops in us all a sense of responsibility towards our mother land Bharat. Jai Hind

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