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Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) Hindi Movie Review

Gunjan Saxena‘ is released during the lockdown, and Sharan Sharma directs it. Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Ayesha Raza, Manav Vij, and many more are the movie stars. The movie’s music has been set by John Stewart Eduri and Amit Trivedi and is now streaming on the OTT platform Netflix. The movie has been translated into English, Tamil, and Telugu. Read to know more about ‘Gunjan Saxena.’

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) Hindi

Director Sharan Sharma
Stars Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi
Country India
Genres Action, Biography, Drama
Initial release 12 August 2020
Language Hindi

‘Gunjan Saxena’ is based on a pilot officer’s real-life who fought in the Kargil war for the nation. ‘Gunjan Saxena’ is the India’s first female Combat pilot who paved the way for a better future in the Indian AirForce. However, her journey was not all less-complicated helipad landings. Emergency Landings with bloodshed forms a significant part.

Director Sharan takes us into the world of Gunjan Saxena without any delay. A young girl who is fascinated by aircraft and choppers. We see a Janhvi Kapoor who wants to become a pilot. She ready to face all difficulties against her to complete her dreams of flying an aircraft and a chopper.

Gunjan Saxena is a bright student in India. She is proud of her family. However, that doesn’t mean that they’re on the same team. A sad Janhvi Kapoor is spotted right after the first 10 minutes in the movie, although her entire family and friends celebrate her success.

Janhvi Kapoor has done justice to her role as Gunjan Saxena. Doing a biopic genre in her 3rd film is no easy job, and Janhvi seems to have pulled it off. However, a more solid portrayal of the different emotions of Gunjan Saxena could have made Janhvi stand out among the rest of the cast. Pankaj Tripathi is the affectionate and feminist dad who is also a Colonel, deserves special mention. He aces it with the dialogues, and when there aren’t any, he wins it through his comical expressions. The rest of the cast have done a neat job throughout, and in no place, they make you feel like they’re actors in uniform. They’ve lived through the characters, and the director has done a great job in executing this.

‘Gunjan Saxena’ has faced a lot of difficulties. She makes her passion for her profession and also a strong and bold woman following her dreams. For instance, a couple of officers take a different route just because they don’t have to salute Lady Pilot Officer Gunjan.

Although ‘Gunjan Saxena’ keeps you engaged right from the title card until the last frame. A slight deviation from the plot in the first 30 minutes of the movie is visible, but post that, and there’s no looking back. The director has tried to induce humor at a few places, and it does work for the benefit of the movie, without altering the pace of the screenplay.

The cinematography and VFX are splendid on the technical front. The aerial shots throughout the second half take you directly to the valleys of Kashmir. Right through the movie, it feels like Jahnvi is out there, actually flying a chopper, and that is the real success of the visual department.

“I can’t change the way the World thinks, Gunjan.” You have to Change Yourself, and maybe you’ll inspire the world to change.” This refers to a conversation between Gunjan Saxena and her brother Anshuman Saxena, played by Angad Bedi. In the beginning, Gunjan is seen entering the cockpit as a small girl. The breathtaking visuals from the Pilot’s seat make her want to fly an aircraft on her own. Fifteen years later, she is out there, making the country proud. The nation has to know the Inspiring Journey of Gunjan Saxena.

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