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Well keep it high because Netflix brings to you the story of another hero, or shall I say a combat heroine who left no heights unconquered, both literally and metaphorically. We are talking about none other than Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl. 

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language film directed by Sharan Sharma and produced under Zee Studios and Dharma Productions. The film tells the brave tale of Gunjan Saxena, the first female air force pilot to engage in combat during the 1999 Kargil War. It is a biographical film fraught with right measures of valour and patriotic fervour.

Here’s the official teaser

What does the story say

The film is primarily a biographical one, so the creator have tried to present it as originally as they could. As already mentioned, the movie follows the story of Gunjan Saxena as she made her way to become the first female air force pilot in combat. Not your regular day girl.

Gunjan was assigned a Cheetah surveillance helicopter to bring rations to the army who were engaged in death combat beyond enemy lines. She was also tasked with rescuing injured soldiers from the battle field. If this does not sound overwhelming to you then I must have skipped that her helicopter was not armed and she was attacked by the enemies several times.

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Also read: Shakuntala Devi : The lady who knew no bounds. Know more about her valour, intelligence and upcoming movie here.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Release date

The first poster which was unveiled on 29 August 2019 created a hype among the audience.

The film was scheduled to release on 13 March 2020. However COVID hit hard and the release date was postponed to 24 April 2020 and later it was pulled off the schedule. Netflix later acquired the distribution rights for the movie and released a teaser video announcing the release date of the movie as 12 August 2020.

Who’s been cast

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The movie can boast an extremely talented cast befitting their roles in the movie. Here’s the complete list of the actors:

  • Janhvi Kapoor as Gunjan Saxena
  • Pankaj Tripathi as Gunjan’s father
  • Angad Bedi as Gunjan’s brother
  • Vineet Kumar Singh
  • Manav Vij

 

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