Indian cinema on War (from WWII 1965, 1971, 1999 Conflicts to present war on terror)

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1.
Samadhi (1950)
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(165 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Saigal
“ WWII Burma Campaign fought with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Ashok Kumar gives a great performance as a member of Azad hind fauj. ” - samratnigam
 
2.
Lalkar (The Challenge) (1972)
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India is in a state of war with Japan and former Colonel Kapoor's sons, Rajan and Ram are both with the Indian Armed Forces...
Director: Ramanand Sagar
“ WWII Burma Campaign drama ” - samratnigam
 
3.
Haqeeqat (1964)
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A platoon of Indian soldiers encounters harsh realities while fighting in the Sino-Indian War of 1962. (184 mins.)
Director: Chetan Anand
 
4.
Upkar (1967)
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Cult classic highlighting the contrast between Indian and Western values in the newly independent state. (175 mins.)
Director: Manoj Kumar
 
5.
Prem Pujari (1970)
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Ramdev Bakshi is the only son of widower and former Indian Army General Durgaprasad, who has been decorated... (192 mins.)
Director: Dev Anand
 
6.
Hum Dono (1961)
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When an army officer is presumed dead in battle, his lookalike is tasked with breaking the news to his family. However, circumstances force him to impersonate the dead man. (164 mins.)
Director: Amar Jeet
“ War story of two look alike's during Burma Campaign of World War II and their romances. ” - samratnigam
 
7.
Hindustan Ki Kasam (1973)
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(152 mins.)
Director: Chetan Anand
 
8.
Vijeta (1982)
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Vijeta (The Victor) is the coming of age story of Angad (Kunal Kapoor). Confused like any other teenager... (151 mins.)
Director: Govind Nihalani
 
9.
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. (176 mins.)
Director: J.P. Dutta
 
10.
Mission Kashmir (2000)
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A police officer adopts the son and sole survivor of a family he has massacred while pursuing a terrorist. After some time the foster son finds out what the stepfather did. (154 mins.)
 
11.
LOC: Kargil (2003)
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1999 India-Pakistan Kargil war. Based on the true story. (255 mins.)
Director: J.P. Dutta
 
12.
Lakshya (2004)
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An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero. (186 mins.)
Director: Farhan Akhtar
 
13.
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004)
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Major General Amarjeet Singh (Amitabh Bachchan) is a dedicated officer for the Indian army. His son... (193 mins.)
Director: Anil Sharma
 
14.
Tango Charlie (2005)
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Indian Army Sepoy Tarun Chauhan is assigned to proceed to Northeastern part of India that has been rocked... (142 mins.)
Director: Mani Shankar
 
15.
Param Vir Chakra (1995)
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Three friends at the national defense academy fall in love with one girl.. They pass out as officers of the Indian defense services... (170 mins.)
Director: Ashok Kaul
 
16.
1971 (2007)
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Based on true facts, the film revolves around 6 brave soldiers who escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Army and risk death with honour and courage with sacrifice towards their journey home. (160 mins.)
Director: Amrit Sagar
 
17.
Sarhad Paar (2006)
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Sarhad Paar examines the connection between a brother and his sister. Major Ranjeet Singh (Sanjay Dutt)...
Director: Raman Kumar
 
18.
Red Alert: The War Within (2009)
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An impoverished cook is forced to join a band of Naxalites. (120 mins.)
 
19.
Silsila (1981)
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Can an unconventional love that runs afoul of societal expectations survive? (182 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
20.
Refugee (2000)
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Bihar-based Manzur Ahmed, his wife, his mother, and his daughter, decide to re-locate to East Pakistan after the partitioning of Hindustan during 1948... (207 mins.)
Director: J.P. Dutta
 
21.
Sarfarosh (1999)
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After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists. (174 mins.)
 
22.
Aradhana (1969)
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Dashing pilot Arun romances Vandana Tripathi, and both in love with each other, become very intimate... (169 mins.)
Director: Shakti Samanta
 
23.
The Terrorist (1998)
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A young female terrorist goes on a suicide assassination mission, but her resolve to complete it is put to the test. (95 mins.)
Director: Santosh Sivan
 
24.
Burma Rani (1944)
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(115 mins.)
Director: T.P. Sundaram
 
25.
Saat Hindustani (1969)
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A woman awaiting surgery recalls her life as a revolutionary along with seven other countrymen. (144 mins.)
 
26.
Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)
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This is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule. (150 mins.)
Director: Ketan Mehta
 
27.
War & Love (2003)
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The Indian army is at the Indo-Pak border to rescue the people of a Pak captured village. The troup has Lt...
Director: Vinayan
 
28.
Heroes (2008)
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Havaldar Balkar Singh, Captain Dhananjay Shergill and Lieutenant Sahil Naqvi are amongst numerous fatalities... (139 mins.)
Director: Samir Karnik
 
29.
Gunga Din (1939)
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land. (117 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
30.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005)
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The film, which is about the last five years of the Indian leader Subhas Chandra's life, also includes his life's story in flashback sequences. However, it does not cover the controversy surrounding Bose's death. (208 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
31.
Keerthi Chakra (2006)
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Based on a real life incident that happened during the Kargil War. (130 mins.)
Director: Major Ravi
 
32.
Zameen (2003)
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Islamic terrorists, backed by Pakistan, boldly attack the Indian Parliament building. The Indian army... (154 mins.)
Director: Rohit Shetty
 
33.
Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004)
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Major Ranvir Kaul (Amitabh Bachchan) is a POW who was captured along with over 30 soldiers by Pakistani...
Director: Milan Luthria
 
34.
Ashoka the Great (2001)
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The epic tale of King Asoka's life is recounted here. (176 mins.)
Director: Santosh Sivan
 
35.
Maachis (1996)
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A realistic, hard-hitting portrayal of terrorism and youth in the Punjab after the 1984 riots. (160 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
36.
Train to Pakistan (1998)
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Seen from the eyes of Hukum Chand the District Magistrate it is an account of the turmoil faced by the inhabitants of village Mano Majra in Punjab on the Indo-Pak border during the period of partition after India attained independence. (111 mins.)
Director: Pamela Rooks
 
37.
Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
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A 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father. (197 mins.)
Director: K. Asif
 
38.
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
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A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha. (213 mins.)
 
40.
Humsaya (1968)
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A disgraced Indian air force officer impersonates a look-alike Chinese spy.
Director: Joy Mukerji
 
41.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
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The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India. (155 mins.)
 
42.
Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
 
43.
Veer-Zaara (2004)
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Veer-Zaara is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love story that is an inspiration and will remain a legend forever. (192 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
44.
Dil Se.. (1998)
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The clash between love and ideology is portrayed in this love story between a radio executive and a beautiful revolutionary (163 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
45.
My Name Is Khan (2010)
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An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey. (165 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
46.
Kurbaan (2009)
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A woman finds that her neighbors are terrorists, and her husband is not who he claims to be. (161 mins.)
Director: Rensil D'Silva
 
47.
In the Name of God (2007)
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The movie deals with the difference of opinion between the westernized, educated, modern Muslims and their counterparts who follow their religion and live life in the name of 'God'. (168 mins.)
Director: Shoaib Mansoor
 
48.
New York (2009)
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It's story about three students studying at the New York State University whose lives are changed by 9/11 and its aftermath. (153 mins.)
Director: Kabir Khan
 
49.
Fanaa (2006)
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A sweet blind girl Zooni meets a flirty Rehan. She ignores her friends' warnings. It's her time to discover life. Is she making the right love choice? (168 mins.)
Director: Kunal Kohli
 
50.
Gandhi to Hitler (2011)
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Adolf Hitler assists India in it's freedom struggle against the British, while Mohandas Gandhi writes to him to end violence.
 
51.
Param Vir Chakra (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three friends at the national defense academy fall in love with one girl.. They pass out as officers of the Indian defense services... (170 mins.)
Director: Ashok Kaul
 
52.
Param Veer Chakra (1988 TV Series)
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Director: Chetan Anand
 
53.
Parama Veera Chakra (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
A renowned actor Chakradar(Balakrishna) is asked to play a character role, a military major named Jaya Simha( also Balakrishna)... (160 mins.)
 
54.
Agni Pankh (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Based on the true story of Air Force personnel in Srinagar, Kashmir.
Director: Sanjeev Puri
 
55.
Sarhad Paar (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Sarhad Paar examines the connection between a brother and his sister. Major Ranjeet Singh (Sanjay Dutt)...
Director: Raman Kumar
 
56.
Tango Charlie (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Indian Army Sepoy Tarun Chauhan is assigned to proceed to Northeastern part of India that has been rocked... (142 mins.)
Director: Mani Shankar
 
57.
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Major General Amarjeet Singh (Amitabh Bachchan) is a dedicated officer for the Indian army. His son... (193 mins.)
Director: Anil Sharma
 
58.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The film, which is about the last five years of the Indian leader Subhas Chandra's life, also includes his life's story in flashback sequences. However, it does not cover the controversy surrounding Bose's death. (208 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
“ Subhas Chandra Bose (Bengali: সুভাষ চন্দ্র বসু; pronounced [Shubhash Chôndro Bosh]; Hindi: नेताजी सुभाषचन्द्र बोस, 23 January 1897 – - unconfirmed) known by name Netaji (Hindi: "Respected Leader") was an Indian revolutionary who led an Indian national political and military force against Britain and the Western powers during World War II. Bose was one of the most prominent leaders in the Indian independence movement and is a legendary figure in India today. Bose was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa to Janakinath Bose and Prabhabati Debi.

He is presumed to have died 18 August 1945. However, no actual evidence of his death on that day has been authenticated and many committees were set up by the government of India to investigate his death. ” - samratnigam
 
59.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (1966)
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(150 mins.)
Director: Hemen Gupta
“ 'Tum mujhe khoon do mai tumhe azadi doonga'
You give me blood i'll give you freedom. JAI HIND ” - samratnigam
 
60.
Subhash Chandra Bose (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
Amarchandra lives a poor lifestyle in British India along with his mom, dad, Baba Thakur, and a sister...
“ Ekla chalo Re ” - samratnigam