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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.


J.P. Dutta


J.P. Dutta (screenplay), O.P. Dutta (dialogue)
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Credited cast:
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashoka Ashoka
Ashok Asrani Ashok Asrani
Deepak Bhatia Deepak Bhatia


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


Men At Their Best. War At Its Worst.


Action | Drama | History | War


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Did You Know?


Akshay Khana's second film his debut film Himalyaputra was released just two months before the film on 4th April 1997. See more »


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


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

The CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) have made cuts by removing...
  • 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
for a U/A certificate for cinema. See more »


Referenced in The Kapil Sharma Show: New Year Special (2016) See more »


Sandese Aate Hain
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Roop Kumar Rathod, Sonu Nigam and Chorus
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User Reviews

one of the most best war films made
15 August 2007 | by udita_mittalSee all my reviews

Border is no Saving Private Ryan or behind enemy lines. It's an unpretentious patriotic film, which is great to watch on 15 Aug or 26 Jan. It's heavily dramatised with punching dialogue and touching songs. The characters are varied and likable, and acting doesn't come much better, though Sunny Deol is over the top as usual.

It's sad to see this movie trashed by some Pakistani viewers, who are clearly not happy to see a movie made about their war failures. Maybe they should make movies depicting their own point of view, rather than watching pirated copies of Indian movies, and then complaining about them.

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Release Date:

13 June 1997 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Граница See more »

Filming Locations:

Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India


Box Office


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


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