GUNJAN SAXENA The Kargil Girl is a bollywood biographical film directed by Sharan Sharma and produced under Dharma Productions and Zee Studios.The film stars Janhvi Kapoor as Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena, alongside Pankaj Tripathi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Angad Bedi and Manav Vij.
About the movie
The story is about the first Indian Air Force pilot who was part of the Kargil war. The movie is about Gunjan Saxena who has passion for flying braved her way through the tough male dominated field. Gunjan Saxena, a Lucknow-born girl, played by Janhvi Kapoor, is keen on flying from childhood, fighting for a window seat with her older brother played by Angad Bedi during flight, setting a different path pulling herself away from the conventional route of girls getting degree and getting married off. She was determined to be a pilot supported by her father played by Pankaj Tripathi in achieving her dreams. Gunjan had to learn a lot of technical stuff, various military terminology and master it when she goes to the Udhampur airbase, just ahead of kargil war.
Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl is a straightforward true story, that lacked fuss, a women’s triumph over tough male dominated field. Trumpets are played every time Gunjan strides out to the field from the hangar, in uniform and ready to go. The difficulties she had to face being the only woman among a bunch of young men, having the pressure to salute a woman, or having to watch their tongue is all thee in the movie. The movie has completely refrained from drama, with Gunjan struggling against the standard fauji what woman are doing here misogynist attitude, training and finally being able to take off, fighting against the enemies to rescuing her injured team mates. We can see Gunjan flying into the danger that can make our heart beat stop for a while.
Performance of the actors
The movie is released on the 12th August and screened on the OTT platform. As for Jahnvi Kapoor, she gets better as the movie progresses but work wise she has to put in lot more efforts. She displayed excellent performance with her small part in Ghost stories, and we expected her to get better off. The flyaway hair, not a tightly clinched costumes makes the character more real. The supporting characters and the cast have been outstanding. Pankaj Tripathi, the wind beneath her wings, is a great actor, but everyone else, including Bedi shows concern for her, Vij a senior officer who backs her, or Vineet Kumar Singh, a co-pilot who disliked her at first to liking her could have been written in more depth.
The movie deserves all applause of showing woman beating all the odds against misogynist world.