Top Bollywood War Movies You Must Watch (Kargil Vijay Diwas Special)

As the country celebrates Kargil war diwas, we take a look at the best Bollywood war movies that shows the true grit and winning spirit of our soldiers, and the supreme sacrifices they make for the nation.

‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ (2019)

Directed by Aditya Dhar, the ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ stars Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Kriti Kulhari and Mohit Raina.

The film is based on Indian Army’s “surgical strikes” across the Line of Control (LOC) following an attack on an Army base in Uri, in which 17 Indian soldiers were killed.

Border (1997)

Directed by by J.P Dutta, the movie is based on the Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. The movie is a multi-starrer and features several actors like Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Raakhee, Jackie Shroff, Tabu.

The movie has one of the most popular patriotic songs of all time ‘Sandese aate hai’.

Sandese Aate Hai song from Border

Lakshya (2004)

Directed by Farhan Akhtar, the movie features Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta. The movie is about on a lazy boy turning into a responsible army officer. The first half shows the army life and the second half focuses on the 1999 Kargil War.

Lakshya – Title Track

More Movies

The Ghazi Attack (2017): Directed by Sankalp Reddy, the movie is based on Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi’s attempt to destroy Indian warship INS Vikrant, and how the an Indian Naval submarine, S21, foils the mission. The movie has various actors including Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni.

LOC Kargil (2003): Directed by JP Dutta, the film is based on the story of Indian soldiers during Operation Vijay.

Mausam (2011): Directed by Pankaj Kapur, the movie is based on the life of an Air Force officer and covers all the major events including the 1999 Kargil war.

Tango Charlie (2205): Directed by Mani Shankar, the movie is based on the journey of man from a police recruit to a war-hardened fighter in the Indian border security force (BSF). The movie stars Ajay Devgn, Bobby Doel, Sanjay Dutt, and Sunil Shetty.

Rangoon (2017): Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the movie is based on events during World War II. The movie stars Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan.

Paltan (2018): Directed by J. P. Dutta, the movie is based on the the 1967 Nathu La and Cho La clashes along the Sikkim border between Indian and chinese soldiers after 1962 Sino-Indian War.