The OTT platform is emerging as a major platform for Bollywood feature films. The platform has seen the release of many mainstream Bollywood Hindi movies like Dil Bechara, Gulabo Sitabo, Ghoomketu, Chintu Ka Birthday, and Choked. Now the Janhvi Kapoor starrer, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl has hit the OTT platform. The movie is now streaming on Netflix. Gunjan Saxena had already generated a lot of hype even before its release for various reasons. So how is Gunjan Saxena? Is Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, worth a watch? Read on for the Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl review.
Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl Review
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is inspired by the life of a real Indian Air Force Officer, Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena. She has the distinction of being the only woman to have taken part in the Kargil war. She is also the first woman to be honoured with the Shaurya Chakra as well as the first woman IAF officer to go to war. Does the film do justice to the story of Gunjan Saxena’s life? Read on to know more about the plot, cast, and review of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.
The Plot of Gunjan Saxena
The film tells the story of a girl and her dreams. It is the story of a girl who wants to fly. A girl pursuing a passion and wanting to a breakthrough in a world dominated by men. Gunjan is fascinated by flying even as a young girl and sets her sights on becoming a pilot. Her father who himself is in the Armed forces supports her at every step and is by her side at every triumph and tribulation.
Gunjan Saxena finally realizes her dream and enters the IAF as a helicopter pilot. But it is too early for celebrations. She has to face the challenges of storming a male bastion as she is pushed to the wall just because of her gender, and is on the verge of giving up her dreams. Her father is like a pillar in her life and the source of her strength and motivation. So does Gunjan Saxena break free of all barriers and fly high on the wings of her dreams? That is what the film Gunjan Saena: The Kargil Girl is all about. You would need to see the film to know what happens in the end!
The Cast of Gunjan Saxena Movie
The film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is produced by Karan Johar and directed by Sharan Sharma. It is written by Sharan Sharma and Nikhil Mehrotra.
- Janhvi Kapoor as Gunjan Saxena
- Pankaj Tripathi as Gunjan’s father Colonel Anup Saxena
- Angad Bedi as Gunjan’s brother Anshuman Saxena
- Manav Vij as Commanding officer Gautam Sinha
- Vineet Kumar Singh as Fight commander officer Dileep Singh
Our Thoughts About Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl Movie on Netflix
The film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl comes across as a powerful story told in a simple way that touches your heart. There is no melodrama or high-pitched dialogues, the plot unveils gently as you become a part of Gunjan Saxena’s family and her dreams. Janhvi Kapoor as Gunjan Saxena as the protagonist manages to ably portray a girl who is at once vulnerable and strong, a girl who knows what she wants.
Pankaj Tripathi as her supportive father delivers another great performance. He brings great sensitivity to the role of a father and the highlight of the film is the relationship between the father and daughter. He conveys myriad emotions just by a mere glance or gesture. The film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is a film that we felt is a good story told well and is worth watching.
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