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Border (1997)

R | | Action, War
In 1971, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers go up against a 2000-(armed) soldier Pakistani strike force.

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Rakhee Gulzar ...
Dharamvir's mother
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Major Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri
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Air Force Commander
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Captain Bhairav Singh (Raja)
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Lieutenant Dharamvir
Pooja Bhatt ...
Kamu (Kamla
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Kuldeep's wife
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Bhagiram (Cook)
Sudesh Berry ...
Mathura Das (as Sudhesh Berry)
Puneet Issar ...
Rattan Singh
Sharbani Mukherji ...
Raja Bhairav Singh's wife (as Sharbani Mukherjee)
Sapna Bedi
Amrit Pal
Mahavir Bhullar
Sanjeeva
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The year is 1971 when the Pakistani Army is at war with the Indian Soldiers. The Indian battalion is posted in Longewala region in Punjab and are just 150 in number while the Pakistani Army consists of 2000 armed soldiers with tanks. This movie is a landmark in Hindi Cinema and watch how the drama unfolds and the Indian soldiers fight for the pride of their motherland. Commendable performances from Jackie Shroff, Sudesh Berry, Sunil Shetty and Sunny Deol and excellent acting by Akshay Khanna. Written by Kanhaiya Maheshwary

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Men At Their Best. War At Its Worst.

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The film was shot on actual locations amidst the vast deserts of Bikaner, the actual locations of the 1971 Battle of Longewala. Besides that, real army men participated in the shooting of the film and genuine equipments including tanks, army jeeps and other ammunition was used See more »

Quotes

Major Kuldeep Singh: Why are you vomiting? What is wrong with you? You don't win a war by giving your life, you win it by taking a life.
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Humein Jab Se Mohabbat
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Sonu Nigam & Alka Yagnik
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Emotions, Actions, consequences
20 July 2001 | by (Peterborough) – See all my reviews

This film is another working of a fantastic experienced talent of J P Dutta. the characters in the film really do shine, and bring out the best performances. The controversial topic of India-Pakistan is really highlighted in this film. The camera work is immaculate and the shooting in the backround of Rajasthan really is breathtaking. The music score by Anu Malik, is melodious and heart rendering. "Sandese Aate Hein" in time has become a patriotic anthem amongst many Indians. This alone implies the impact this film had on the Indian public, the brave sardars played by Sunny Deol and Puneet Issar highlights their love and the determination for India to defend itself against hostile enemies whoever they may be. An excellant production, my wish is for other directors to take a leaf out of Mr. Dutta's book, and make more films along patriotic story themes.


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