Opinion: Why is there a competition in Bollywood to show the bravery of the army on screen?, Six films to be released, Why there is a competition in Bollywood to show the bravery of the army
Upcoming War Films Ready to release
- Six films have been made on the army including Bhuj, Tejas, Sher Shah, Major
- These films made on the bravery of the army are going to be released soon
- Know why the makers are choosing stories based on the army
Upcoming War Films Ready to Release: The history of Hindi cinema is more than 110 years old. Over the years, films have been made on different subjects. Movies that started from the black and white era have today reached the stage where the story is being brought to life on screen with the help of best VFX techniques. There was a time when most of the films depicted the society. Then came a period when the atrocities committed by the British were shown in the films followed by the stories of the Mughal households. After a time came the era of love stories and action. For a long time these two things were at the center of every film.
In today’s era, the trend of films has changed. From thriller, suspense, female-oriented films to show the bravery of the army, a competition is being seen today. It is not that the bravery of the army was not showcased earlier, but today back to back six films based on the army are in line for release, so this new trend definitely attracts attention. Ajay Devgan’s film Bhuj: The Pride of India is going to hit the screens soon, taking the story of the bravery of the Indian Air Force.
Ajay Devgan is going to play the character of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, an officer of the Air Force in the film. Vijay Karnik had an important role in the 1971 war with Pakistan. In this war, the Pakistan Air Force had rained bombs on the Indian Air Force base for 14 consecutive days. In the 1971 Indo-Pak war, the Pakistan Air Force launched Operation Genghis Khan on 3 December. Under this operation, the Indian Air Force had targeted 11 airfields and bases – Air Defense Radars located at Amritsar, Bhuj, Srinagar, Pathankot, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Halwara, Bikaner, Awantipora, Uttarlai, Ambala, Faridkot and Agra. After these attacks, the then PM Indira Gandhi declared war with Pakistan.
In this episode, Bollywood actor Siddharth Malhotra’s film Sher Shah is also ready. This film, being directed by Vishnu Vardhan, is a unique story of the bravery of the Indian Army and soldiers. Sidharth Malhotra was busy shooting for this film for a long time and he is very excited about it. In the year 1999, during the Kargil War, Captain Vikram Batra was martyred while taking the front from the Pakistani Army. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously. A film is coming on the life of Vikram Batra named ‘Shershah’. Sidharth Malhotra will be seen in the role of Vikram Batra in the film. Kiara Advani is playing the character of his fiancee Dimple Cheema in the film.
At the same time, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s biopic Major, who was martyred in 26/11 Mumbai attack, is also going to be released. In this film, South’s actor Adivi Shesh is seen in his role. It is being directed by Shashi Kiran Tikka. South’s superstar Mahesh Babu has produced this film. Apart from Adivi Shesh, Shobhita Dhulipala and Sai Manjrekar will be seen in important roles.
Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan is once again going to work with the director of the film Badlapur, Sriram Raghavan. Raghavan is going to make a film on Lieutenant Arun Khetrapal, who was martyred in the Indo-Pak war of 1971. The name of this movie will be ‘Ekkis’. This will be the first time that Varun Dhawan will come on screen wearing the uniform of the Indian Army. On 16 December 1971, India defeated Pakistan. The hero of that war was Second Lieutenant Arun Khetrapal. In this war, Arun destroyed 10 tanks of Pakistan Army in Shakargarh of Punjab-Jammu sector. He was then 21 years old. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra at the age of just 21.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is also in discussion about her new film Tejas. Kangana will be seen in the role of a fighter pilot in this film. Sarvesh Mevra is going to direct the film. Before Kangana, Janhvi Kapoor has appeared in the biopic of Indian female fighter pilot Gunjan Saxena.
Because of this, the competition to show the bravery of the army
Actually, behind showing the bravery of the army, the sacrifice of the soldiers on the screen, the makers have a direct relationship with the film business. Filmmaking as it is a business and every filmmaker wants his film to create records of success. It is very important to understand here that the measure of success for film makers is the earning from the film. The film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, which was directed by Aditya Dhar in the beginning of the year 2019, set the records of success. Vicky Kaushal starrer The film earned 71.26 crores in the first week, 62.77 crores in the second week, 37.02 crores in the third week, 29.34 crores in the fourth week, 18.74 crores in the fifth week and 11.56 crores in the sixth week. The film (Uri: The Surgical Strike) did a business of more than 250 crores only in India. The film was released simultaneously on only 800 screens and was made tax free in many states.
Border’s earnings in 1997
Director JP Dutta made ‘Border’ in the year 1997 with Sunny Deol. Apart from Sunny Deol in this film, heroes like Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna and Jackie Shroff were present. This film, made on the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, still fills the spirit of patriotism among the people. It was such a film that people started shouting slogans of Pakistan Murdabad and Hindustan Zindabad in theaters and theaters. ‘Border’ had earned Rs 1 crore 10 lakh on the very first day which is much higher than today. Border was the highest grossing film of that year. Border was released on only 270 screens in India but the film grossed 40 crores. The total earning of this film was around 65 crores.
what the experts say
Those who have a deep understanding and knowledge of the film business believe that releasing films based on the army in India, based on India Pakistan war or based on patriotism has always been a profitable deal for the makers. Even the films which have shown love stories between India and Pakistan have also made records of earning. The example of the film Veer-Zaara is in front. The film, which came in 2004, was made with a budget of around Rs 23 crore but the film earned Rs 42 crore at the Indian box office and did a business of Rs 98 crore worldwide. Shahrukh Khan played the role of Air Force officer Veer Pratap Singh in this film and Preity Zinta was Pakistani. Now that the whole matter is about business, the makers shoot two targets with one arrow. These films connect the audience with the emotions, which has a direct effect on the earnings. In such a situation, it will not be an exaggeration if more films based on the army are seen in the coming times.
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