Based on the real story during Kargil war fought between India and Pakistan in 1999.

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Lt Col. Y.K. Joshi, 13 JAK Rifles
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Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey, 1 / 11 Gurkha Rifles
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Capt. Anuj Nayyar, 17 JAT
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Sepoy Sanjay Kumar, 13 JAK Rifles
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Maj. Deepak Rampal, 17 JAT
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Lt. Vikram Batra, 13 JAK Rifles
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Lt. Balwan Singh, 18 Grenadiers
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Maj. Padmapani Acharya, 2 Rajputana Rifles
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Yogender Singh
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Hema (as Rani Mukherji)
Karan Nath ...
Maj. Rajesh Adhikari, 18 Grenadiers
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Gren. Yogender Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers (as Manoj Bajpai)
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Simran (as Kareena Kapoor)
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Rampal's wife
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Reena Yadav
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LOC KARGIL is the story of Indian soldiers fighting in Kargil and being remembered by their family. There is Vikram Batra (Abhishek Bachchan), a daredevil soldier who won Param Vir Chakra for his bravery. Manoj Pandey (Ajay Devgan), a poet by nature laid his live and was served with Param Vir Chakra too. The toughest of all the soldiers was Lt. Balwant Singh (Akshaye Khanna) awarded the Mahaveer Chakra. Major Deepak Rampal (Sanjay Kapoor) was on leave when the call for war came. He was the backbone of the unit, awarded VIR CHAKRA. Lt. Col. Y. K. Joshi (Sanjay Dutt), a daredevil soldier was too awarded VIR CHAKRA. Captain Anuj Nayyar (Saif Ali Khan) for whom death was just another game lived his life and was awarded with Mahaveer Chakra. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Heroes do not choose their destiny, destiny chooses them

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Drama | History | War

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12 December 2003 (India)  »

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INR 400,000,000 (estimated)

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£57,269 (UK) (28 December 2003)
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It is the first complete War Documentary in Bollywood See more »

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When Capt. Anuj Nayyar, attacks the Pakistani soldiers, it is daytime. But in the next shot it is completely dark. See more »

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Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey: Ask your mother whether you are beautiful or not.
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Pyaar Bhara Geet
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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A Superb Tribute for India's Armed Forces
7 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

L.O.C (Line of Control) documents the story of the Indian Armed Forces incredible efforts during the 1999 Kargil War between India and Pakistan. In the back drop of peace talks between the two nations, intruders were found crossing the de facto border that divides the two nations. India was completely oblivious to the infiltration as it did not conceive that Pakistan would undertake such actions during attempts to create peace between the two nations. Pakistan denied any involvement claiming the intruders were 'freedom fighters'. However the Indian Army soon came to realise that this was a lie and that the 'freedom fighters' were actually Pakistani Army troops that were deeply entrenched high up in the mountains seeking to invade India as part of its Jihad (Holy War). The Indian Army were told to evict the invaders; after 2 months of fighting, 500 losses, and against all odds the Indian Army emerged victorious.

J.P Dutta has done a sterling job in this film. He has been meticulous and paid attention to the smallest of details from the uniform of the various regiments down to their particular slogans, and for this reason this makes it the BEST war film produced by Bollywood. The fight scenes are very realistic and the film is truly based on what happened in those 2 months of fighting.

The film particularly focuses on Manoj Pandey (Ajay Devgan), Sanjay Kumar (Suni Shetty), Vikram Batra (Abishek Bachan) and Yogender Singh Yadav (Ashutosh Rana) as these soldiers were awarded the Param Vir Chakra (the highest military award in India) for displaying great courage and bravery. Three of these were awarded post humously.

I had read a lot about the actual conflict, but watching this film made me realise truly the trials and tribulations our troops go through. I usually laugh at those who cry during movies, but I found myself doing just that, especially towards the end of the movie when the scenes depict the deceased soldiers being flown home in body bags.

This is an incredibly beautiful film with great actors/actresses, songs, stories, and most of all deserves credit for telling the story of the brave young men who gave their today for our tomorrow.


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