While there are numerous Bollywood films based on the Indian Army and its soldiers, only a couple of them has shown the genuine occasions of the wars we have battled. War films hold a one-of-a-kind spot in the hearts of Indian crowds, particularly those based on actual events.
Indians have typically appeared to have an incredible spot for armed force or war-themed films. Nothing gives us a surge like seeing our Indian soldiers in film safeguarding their country. Therefore, it is considered that these affect the Indian culture’s shared perspective. Furthermore, the directors believe that war movies won’t ever become unpopular.
List of 5 Best Bollywood Movies Based on Army/War Stories
Shershah is a Bollywood film based on the existence of PVC Captain Vikram Batra that was aired on Amazon Prime. We’ve seen enough of Indian Army narratives about soldiers and their obligations all through the conflict, yet this one spotlights Vikram Batra and his family’s very own lives.
PVC Captain Vikram Batra was a chivalrous Indian soldier who forfeited himself to save his country. The rest of the world perceived his bravery following the arrival of the Shershah movie, which changed the direction of Sidharth Malhotra’s cinematic career.
2. Uri: The Surgical Strike
Uri: The Surgical Strike is a 2016 Indian action film based on the anecdotal Indian Army’s surgical strike in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in revenge for the Uri occurrence. Aditya Dhar, a debutante, composed and produced the film, and Ronnie Screwvala directed under his RVPS motion pictures mark.
The Indian Army carried out surgical strikes against terrorist platforms in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in 2016. In revenge for the Uri terrorist assault, which killed 19 Indian officers, 35-55 terrorists were wiped out in a covert operation. Pakistan later rejected the event.
The film stars Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, and Kriti Kulhari, based on evident occasions. However, the film’s line “How’s The Josh?” is still new in the viewers’ minds, and its reaction “High Sir” actually gives us shudders.
J. P. Dutta produced, directed, and composed the 1997 Indian war film Border. It is an adaption of actual events when the Battle of Longewala took place in 1971 and was set during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Sunny Deol, Suniel Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Sudesh Berry, Puneet Issar, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda are part of the film.
The film’s plot follows a troop of 120 Indian soldiers driven by Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri in the Longewala area. They effectively safeguard their station the entire night against a whole tank regiment of the Pakistani Army until help shows up.
4. Tango Charlie
‘Tango Charlie’ is a movie from 2005. Uday Khunti directed the film, which Nitin Manmohan produced. Mani Shankar composed the script for the film. Ajay Devgn, Bobby Deol, Sanjay Dutt, and Sunil Shetty stars in the movie.
The film follows Tarun Chauhan (Bobby Deol) on his way from a police recruit to a war solidified fighter in the Indian Border Security Force (BSF).
Farhan Akhtar’s Lakshya is a Bollywood war dramatization film. The movie cast includes Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Amitabh Bachchan, Sharad Kapoor, Aditya Srivastava, Om Puri, and Boman Irani.
The film revolves around Lieutenant Karan Shergill, who drives his group to triumph over Pakistani soldiers.