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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.

Director:

J.P. Dutta

Writers:

J.P. Dutta (screenplay), O.P. Dutta (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunny Deol ... Major Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri
Sunil Shetty ... Captain Bhairav Singh
Akshaye Khanna ... Lieutenant Dharamvir Singh Bhan
Jackie Shroff ... Wing Commander Anand Bajwa
Sudesh Berry ... Mathura Das (as Sudhesh Berry)
Puneet Issar ... Rattan Singh
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Bhagiram (Cook)
Tabu ... Yamora Kaur Chandpuri
Rakhee Gulzar ... Sujatha Devi
Pooja Bhatt ... Kamla 'Kamu' Singh
Sharbani Mukherji ... Phool Kanwar (as Sharbani Mukherjee)
Sapna Bedi Sapna Bedi ... Roopali
Amrit Pal
Mahabir Bhullar ... (as Mahavir Bhullar)
Sanjeeva Sanjeeva
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Men At Their Best. War At Its Worst.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English | Punjabi | Rajasthani

Release Date:

13 June 1997 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Граница See more »

Filming Locations:

Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India

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Budget:

INR110,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

J.P. Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The aircraft used in this war were highly authentic Hawker Hunters which happened to be at the end of their service life in the Indian Air Force. They maintained their unit logos during filming. See more »

Goofs

While Suniel Shetty's character is named as Capt. Bhairon Singh, there isn't any rank as Captain in the BSF. 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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Crazy Credits

A statement appears after the end credits: "Beginning of a lasting peace". See more »

Alternate Versions

For the U/A-rated version of the film, the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) have made cuts.
  • The word 'auraton' which means 'women'.
  • The visuals of Dharamveer gleefully smiling as he shoots the inform.
  • Close visuals of the blood splattered chest of the informer.
  • Dharamveer shoots continuously at the dead body with a revolver.
  • Falling camel.
  • A flash of a headless corpse.
  • Some stabbings.
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Soundtracks

To Chalun
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Roop Kumar Rathod
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2 June 2006 | by anshul2001anshulSee all my reviews

Superb.I really have pity on some of reviewers who brand movie chauvinistic.How else a war movie is supposed to be? Especially when those whom you are fighting were your own countrymen till a few years back. A pretty good depiction of Indian Army and air force and relationship between different soldiers and their dilemma. Movie also touches on pathetic condition of Indian soldiers financially in those days which is no longer a case.Most haunting scene of Movie is Rakhi wandering in tank ridden field with Serra for his son.This single scene depicts the futility of war. But there should have been paid more attention to details of war e.g. even real life soldiers have said that they were not that outnumbered and main factor was air force not the army but it is true that they did hold a whole battalion with the help of anti tank mines.


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