India’s most remembered and monumental national milestones has the Kargil War at the top of the list. India’s hard-fought victory against Pakistan in the year 1999, in Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line Of Control (LOC).
Fought from May to July 1999, Kargil War’s stories are sung every year, remembering the heroes our nation lost in the war. Captain Vikram Batra, Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey, Lieutenant Balwan Singh, Rifleman Sanjay Kumar and more brave on-duty heroes took no time to stake their lives and fought for their country.
Every year, 26th July is celebrated as the ‘Vijay Kargil Diwas’. Yet another year of remembrance, why not look back to the films that are based on the story of Kargil War. Here are some movies from Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani starrer Shershaah to Hrithik Roshan’s Lakshya that take us on an emotional ride of 1999 Kargil War.
5 Movies Based On Kargil War
Starring Sidharth Malhotra in the lead role as Captain Vikram Batra, Shershaah is one of the most successful movies based on the Kargil War. Captain Batra died in this historical battle while fighting with the enemy units. He was posthumously awarded with the Param Vir Chakra. Shershaah is available on Amazon Prime Video for the viewers to watch.
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020)
Released in 2020, Gunjan Saxena was released on Netflix exclusively. Janhvi Kapoor has played the lead role of an ambitious Indian Air Force pilot who supported the soldiers during their battle with Pakistan in 1999. She provided transport and logistical support in the war.
Lakshya featuring Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta in the lead roles is another masterpiece based on the Kargil War. However, it did not do very well at the box office but was critically appreciated by the audience.
LOC Kargil (2003)
LOC Kargil was released in 2003 and featured Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan, Suniel Shetty and Rani Mukherji. Based on the real incidents of the war, LOC Kargil focused on points like recapturing Tiger Hill and other strategic peaks. This one is a good watch if you want to know about the history of India vs Pakistan in 1999.
Dhoop is yet another movie that is not too popular but focuses on the story of the similar war. Captain Rohit from the 7th Jat Regiment of Indian Army gets killed in Kargil War and how the story then revolves. Dhoop is an emotional masterpiece that you should watch at least once.
There are more movies that are based on the true events that happened during the Kargil War but no movie can really depict what actually happened at the bordering areas and how devastating the scene was, irrespective of the Indian army winning one of the historical battles against the neighboring country.