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Border (1997)

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In 1971, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers goes up against a large Pakistani strike force.

Director:

J.P. Dutta

Writers:

J.P. Dutta (screenplay), O.P. Dutta (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunny Deol ... Major Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri
Jackie Shroff ... Air Force Commander
Sunil Shetty ... Captain Bhairav Singh (Raja)
Akshaye Khanna ... Lieutenant Dharamvir
Sudesh Berry ... Mathura Das (as Sudhesh Berry)
Puneet Issar ... Rattan Singh
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Bhagiram (Cook)
Tabu ... Kuldeep's wife
Rakhee Gulzar ... Dharamvir's mother
Pooja Bhatt ... Kamu (Kamla)
Sharbani Mukherji ... Raja Bhairav Singh's wife (as Sharbani Mukherjee)
Sapna Bedi Sapna Bedi
Amrit Pal
Mahabir Bhullar ... (as Mahavir Bhullar)
Sanjeeva Sanjeeva
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Storyline

The year is 1971 when the Pakistani Army is at war with the Indian Soldiers. The Indian battalion is posted in Longewala region in Punjab and are just 150 in number while the Pakistani Army consists of 2000 armed soldiers with tanks. This movie is a landmark in Hindi Cinema and watch how the drama unfolds and the Indian soldiers fight for the pride of their motherland. Commendable performances from Jackie Shroff, Sudesh Berry, Sunil Shetty and Sunny Deol and excellent acting by Akshay Khanna. Written by Kanhaiya Maheshwary

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Taglines:

Men At Their Best. War At Its Worst.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English | Punjabi | Rajasthani

Release Date:

13 June 1997 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Граница See more »

Filming Locations:

Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India

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Budget:

INR 110,000,000 (estimated)
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J.P. Films See more »
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DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Sunny Deol appeared as a Sardar for the first time. See more »

Goofs

The airman closing the door of AN-32 aircraft before take off is wearing blue uniform. In 1971 the uniform was khakee and not blue. The blue uniform was introduced in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Major Kuldeep Singh: Why are you vomiting? What is wrong with you? You don't win a war by giving your life, you win it by taking a life.
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The closing credits roll on the India-Pakistan border, with the flags of both countries appearing in the background. See more »

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Referenced in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) See more »

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Mere Dushman Mere Bhai
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Hariharan & Chorus
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In the 1971 war, Pakistan Army opens Western Front by attacking Longewala Post which eventually turns out to be pathetic decision for them
7 January 2009 | by wizkidrxSee all my reviews

The Movie is an attempt to bring into limelight the Historic Battle of Longewala located in Rajasthan. The Pakistan Army opens Western Front against India to force away Indian effort to liberate Bangladesh from tyrant Pakistani rule.

The Pakistani Army assuming that Indian Forces have only limited presence on Western Border attacks through Rajasthan in Longewala. The movie depicts true event and is not a piece of fiction as far as Battle is concerned.

Its true that there was a company of only 120 men against almost 2500 Pakistani Troops along with over 60 Tanks engaged in the Battle of Longewala. The Indian Post at Longewala had strategic advantage of being at higher level and also was one of the prime reasons for shameful defeat of Pakistani Tank Column and Infantry at the hands of a handful Indians !!

The characters have been carefully chosen and developed beautifully in the movie. The Battle appears almost real with men at their respective positions as in actual battle. The intensity is high and so is the depiction of morale. The Indian Air Force striking the Pakistanis in the morning was clearly seen although there was a little more role that IAF played in actual battle. The dramatic scenes are good enough to make you shed a tear for the unsung heros.

Overall the movie is great considering the complexities involved in shooting a real war scene. Its a must watch for all the people who do not know about the battle that is considered a strategic one in defeat the Pakistani Army by Indian Forces in 1971 war.

The movie is complete with patriotic moments,is well shot and well delivered. A must watch for every Indian....Also for those who like Real War Flicks!!


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