From Border to Jab Tak Hai Jaan: A look at films celebrating the spirit of the Indian Army
A look at five Bollywood films that paid tribute to the Indian Army.
Based on the Indo-Pak war of 1971, JP Dutta's Border (1997) follows the young men who came together to fight the bloody Battle of Longewala. The film boasts a cast filled with many Bollywood stalwarts including Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Suniel Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Tabu and Rakhi. YouTube screengrab
LOC Kargil (2003) pays tribute to the martyrs who laid down their lives during the Kargil War in 1999.
Farhan Akhtar's Lakshya (2004) tells the story of Karan Shergill (Hrithik Roshan), a purposeless upper-middle-class brat who matures into a war hero after joining the army. YouTube screengrab
Shaurya is courtroom drama with striking similarities to Aaron Sorkin's screenplay for A Few Good Men. It stars Kay Kay Menon, Rahul Bose, Javed Jaffrey, Deepak Dobriyal and Minissha Lamba. YouTube screengrab
Filmmaker Yash Chopra’s last directorial effort Jab Tak Hai Jaan saw Shah Rukh Khan play a soldier for the first time. YouTube screengrab