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Border (1997)

R | | Action, War | 13 June 1997 (India)
In 1971, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers goes up against a large Pakistani strike force.

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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
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Kamu (Kamla
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Bhagiram (Cook)
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Mathura Das (as Sudhesh Berry)
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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: [laughs madly]
Dharamvir: May I ask you a question, Sir? There must be some difference between madness and patriotism?
Major Kuldeep Singh: Dharamvir, what you call madness comes from faith. And I have full faith that God is with me, not with the enemy.
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Connections

Featured in Satya (1998) See more »

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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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Best Indian War Movie Ever!
24 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Border is the best war movie with mind-blowing action. Everyone gave powerful performances, lead by my favorite star, Sunny Deol. He was perfect as the brave Sardarji armyman, and this is definitely his greatest performance of the 90's (even more intense than Ghayal, Ghatak, Ziddi). He is the true action hero above others. He is so inspirational and very commanding to the point that you truly feel the patriotism and determination and love for your nation. This is definitely, one of the most powerful and realistic (based on 1971 Indo-Pak war) action movies that I have ever seen. It is as others say, "Men at their best! War at its worst!" This is a must watch for all Indians who really do love their country. It is shocking that despite the fact that this was the biggest blockbuster in '97, it was practically ignored by the corrupt and biased media. Border should have swept nearly all awards (it was worthy of Oscars). Watch this movie! 12/10.


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