Thousands of Chinese soldiers against 21 Sikh soldiers led by one man- ‘Subedar Joginder Singh’! A heart-winning story with an award-winning depiction.
Many lost their lives to keep sovereignty of nation intact, many of them are still remembered but some of them even after their exceptional service had been lost in anonymity. One brave soul who immortalized himself by fighting three major wars for our nation is Subedar Joginder Singh. He served the British Indian Army pre-independence and later in the Indian Army. He fought for the independence of the nation, he fought to keep that independence intact and before achieving martyrdom he fought for the honor of motherland India, in 1962 when China betrayed us and infiltrated in our land.
He was commanding a platoon of unprepared soldiers, who were instructed to take positions in the adversities of NEFA without any proper reinforcements. Soon after taking their positions, they faced lethal and unanticipated attacks by 1400 Chinese soldiers in three waves. It was due to the sheer mental strength that despite the exhausting ammunition and being hit by a bullet on the thigh, Subedar Joginder Singh kept motivating his soldiers against all odds, along with that he single-handedly killed more than 50 Chinese soldiers with Bayonets. For such exemplary and unprecedented display of valor, Indian Government honored him with the country’s highest wartime gallantry award – Param Vir Chakra posthumously.
A biographical feature film is shot in the picturesque but vulnerable locations of Kargil & Dras, Rajasthan, and Assam. The major part of the film has been shot at a height of 14000 feet; the terrain is so insurmountable that it took the cast and crew30 minutes Car drive from base camp and an external 45 minutes strenuous trek to reach actual shoot location.
The protagonist of the movie, Gippy Grewal will be essaying the role of the martyr. These images clearly speak volumes about Gippy Grewal’s massive transformation into Subedar. In the pursuit of the same, he underwent massive weight gain and loss that could have been hazardous to his health. His regard towards the national hero was so deep that made him performs real-time action stunts while filming the action sequences and continued to do the same even after getting bruises. This deep regard and honest efforts towards the film displays his character and commitment.