Every war has a story, people love to watch these stories and our Bollywood has a good collection of movies where the director showcase these stories perfectly and beautifully. But while most remember the Indo-Pak war movies, there are also other gems that focus on other brave battles. So, here we have compiled a list of war movies that look beyond the India Pakistan conflicts.
Many you are not aware the fact that Paltan for a standing ovation from the Ministry of Defence at the special screening as the plot of the story shed light on lesser-known facts of the 1967 military clashes between India and China alongside the border of the Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim.
JP Dutta took help from 300 Army personnel to shoot Paltan war scenes!
Quoting from the interview given by J.P Dutta during the promotion of the film, “The movie focuses on the action and existential angst that our soldiers faced during the wartime. Who better than the real army officers themselves to showcase the true emotions? The ministry of defense was very supportive throughout the making and to shoot with real army men as part of our own crew helped us a lot. In no time, they all gelled with us and even helped the actors get into the skin of their characters. From training them to hold the real guns properly to aping army character traits, the real army personnel helped us and I am hugely grateful to them.”
Arjun Rampal played a role of Lt. Col. Rai Singh and Major Bishen Singh was played by Sonu Sood, both of whom did a good job in terms of performances to portray top-ranking officers inspired by real soldiers. Other actors like Harshvardhan Rane, Gurmeet Singh Choudhary, Luv Sinha, and Siddhant Kapoor also had a commendable presence in the film.
Talking about the direction J.P Dutta is known for his films showcasing the army’s on-field action in the most realistic way with movies like Border and L.O.C Kargil. He is able to recreate that same realism to showcase this lesser-known story of the 1967 incident.
Tubelight is set during the 1962 Sino-Indian War and stars Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Matin Rey Tangu and Om Puri. Shah Rukh Khan also did a cameo role in the film. Tubelight is directed by Kabir Khan who had already given a hit film Bajrangi Bhaijaan with Salman Khan. Although the film is not so much liked by the audience the chemistry between the two brothers is highly appreciated by the audience.
The story of Tubelight espouses the power of faith and belief through the relationship between two brothers played by Salman and Sohail Khan in the midst of a war.
Madras Cafe (2013)
The story is a plot on a true incident of Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan civil war and assassination of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The movie won National Film Award in best audiography recording in location sound recording and sound designing.
Madras Cafe let you know the story of the incident which changed the history of Indian politics. John Abraham plays the role of Major Vikram Singh an officer appointed by R.A.W. to head the operation in Jaffna after Indian peacekeeping forces were forced to withdraw from the region. Director Shoojit Sircar shows remarkable restraint in his direction and makes Madras Cafe compelling to view.
Saat Hindustani (1969)
Saat Hindustani portrays the story of seven Indians who attempt to liberate Goa from the Portuguese colonial rule.
It’s a story of seven Indians Including Amitabh Bachchan who played a role of Muslim poet Anwar Ali. The film portrays the heroic story of seven Indians who attempt to liberate Goa from the Portuguese colonial rule.
In terms of acting, Amitabh Bachchan did brilliant work by showing the depth of the character and his unique dialogue delivery style. This movie is older than the others in the list. But it is still a great watch for those who wish to know about the liberation of Goa from the Portuguese.
Basically, all these war movies possess the right balance of emotions giving the audience a feeling of patriotism, entertainment and a message behind its story. So, tell us which one is your favorite and what was your message you got from the film? Check out the first comment to know my favorite war movie.