Bollywood has dealt in diverse subjects when it comes to film making and has presented some rare gems in each of these subjects. One of these genres is war films, which portray the courageous acts of heroes of wars, the great Indian soldiers. While many of these movies have shown aspects related with adversities of war, they have also shown the emotional side of the soldiers serving their motherland and bearing the sadness of being away from their families.
Here is a list of top 10 war based Bollywood movies till date:
10. Tango Charlie
A directorial venture of Mani Shankar, “Tango Charlie” is a touching movie that narrates the agony faced by soldiers during the war. The story was based on more than one war, the Kargil War as well as the internal conflicts by Naxalites and Bodos. The star cast had some big names like Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Bobby Deol and Sunil Shetty.
From here we move back to the seventies when the epic war film called “Aakraman” was released in 1975. This ensemble film was set in the backdrop of Indo Pak War of 1971 and had acclaimed actors like Ashok Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Sanjeev Kumar, Rakesh Roshan, Rekha and Mumtaz starring in it.
8. Param Vir Chakra
The next name on the list of top 10 war based Bollywood movies till date is that of the 1995 release called “Param Vir Chakra”, a film written and directed by Ashok Kaul. It had Hema Malini , Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Saeed Jaffery giving some mind blowing performances. Though not a big hit, this one was hailed as a remarkable movie.
One of the exemplary war movies made in the Indian film industry is the Govind Nihlani film called “Vijeta”, which depicted the metamorphosis of an aimless young lad into a dedicated air force pilot serving the nation. The movie had Kunal Kapoor as the protagonist Angad, while Rekha and Shashi Kapoor played his parents.
6. LOC Kargil
“LOC Kargil” is a war film by director J P Dutta, which has a forte in this particular genre. This 2003 release covered the story of Operation Vijay which was carried out during the Kargil War of 1999, in which gallant soldiers like Captain Vikram Batra, Sanjay Kumar, Anuj Nayyar and Manoj Kumar Pandey, laid down their lives for the nation. The movie was a star studded one with a number of leading actors of the new generation.