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Heroes (2008)

Havaldar Balkar Singh, Captain Dhananjay Shergill and Lieutenant Sahil Naqvi are amongst numerous fatalities on India's side in the 1999 Kargil war against Pakistan. All 3 men had written ... See full summary »

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Sameer 'Saand' Suri
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Ali 'Nawab Saab' Shah
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Piya
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Akash Sarin
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Kuljeet Kaur
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Hav. Balkar Singh / Lt. Jaswinder 'Jassi' Singh
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Young Jaswinder 'Jassi' Singh
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Captain Dhananjay Shergill
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Saloni
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Havaldar Balkar Singh, Captain Dhananjay Shergill and Lieutenant Sahil Naqvi are amongst numerous fatalities on India's side in the 1999 Kargil war against Pakistan. All 3 men had written their last letters to Kuljeet Kaur, Squadron Leader Vikram Singh, and Dr. Naqvi respectively. These letters were located 3 years later by IBN Reporter, Avinash Sarin, who entrusts them to two Indore-based slackers, Ali Shah and Sameer Suri, and asks them to deliver them to Chandigarh, Manali, and Leh respectively. Ali and Sameer set out to film this journey in order to get a graduation degree so that they can re-locate to America as well as televise it widely in order to convince the youth not to join any of India's armed forces. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Heroes are not born, but created by circumstances!


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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24 October 2008 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Mera Bharat Mahaan  »

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INR 20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$326,425, 26 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$587,206, 2 November 2008
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The film was previously titled " Mera Bharat Mahaan". See more »

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Gurbani
Written by Rahul Seth
Composed by Monty Sharma
Performed by Shail Hada
Courtesy of EROS Music
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Could have been Rang De Basanti ver. 2008
22 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

Comparisions to Motorcycle Diarries – lets not go there.

Sohail Khan:: His performance is good in parts. His attempt to be "cool" is annoying while the serious/ emotional side suits him. Should stop showing off his muscular side every time.

Vatsal Seth:: Good looks, but needs more time to mark a stamp about his performance.

Amrita Arora & Riya Sen:: Force fit for the intro song and the inane comedy. The role should have been simply purged.

Mohnish Behl:: Small role but does it well (and age is catching up!)

Chapter #1: The best, IMO. Salman is OK and his patriotic lines seems to be inspired from Sunny's movies. Preity excels (thanks to her stint with the parallel cinema and it shows!). The confession to the uniform is not warranted. The young Jassi leaves a mark.

Chapter #2: Bobby is OK but it is Sunny who messes up big time. He attempts to do a Hum Dono Dev Anand and ends up creating a caricature. And what was Hrishitaa Bhatt was doing there?

Chapter #3:: Dino Morea doesn't have a role at all. Prateeksha Lonkar delivers a good performance. And its is Mithun who gives a performance which belongs to "Bollywood 1980". Now we know why he was lost in oblivion.

The transformation a.k.a enlightenment should have been a natural progression rather than in spikes. And the end was definitely OTT (the grey hair, school, Jassi et all). Why can't it be a silent realisation?

Had more time/ effort spent on screenplay/ script we could have seen another Rang De! And yes the original title "Mera Bharat Mahaan" would have been apt.


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