Aug 29, 2015

11 India and Pakistan Themed Bollywood Movies: 50th Anniversary of 1965 India – Pakistan war

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Bollywood movies that were based on India and Pakistan were really brutal and heart touching. This list is worth watching and many of them have won awards in both national and international platforms for their script and performances.

1. ”Dharmputra” (1961) – Based on Partition

Star Cast – Shashi Kapoor, Mala Sinha.
Gist of the movie – Focused on flawed ideologies of fundamentalists in the name of either Hinduism or Islam.
Classic song – Tu Hindu banega na Musalman banega, Insaan ki aulad hai, insaan Banega.

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2. ”Garam Hawa” (1973) – Based on an unpublished true story by renowned Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai

Star Cast – Balraj Sahni, A.K. Hangal, Gita Siddharth, Farooq Shaikh.
Gist of the movie – It told the story of trials and tribulations faced by Muslim Mirza family after Partition.
Classic song – Maula Salim Chisti (Qawwali).

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3.”1947: Earth” (1998) – Based on Bapsi Sidhwa’s novel “Cracking India”

Star Cast – Aamir Khan , Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna.
Gist of the movie – Friends who watch their relationships fall apart after partition and religion takes precedence over everything.
Classic song – Ishwar Allah.

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4.”Gadar : Ek Prem Katha” (2001) – Based on a true story of an ex – British army officer who rescued a Muslim Woman from communal rioting of 1947

Star Cast – Sunny Deol, Amisha Patel.
Gist of the movie – A love story overloaded with anti – Pakistan sentiments.
Classic song – Musafir Jaane Wale.

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5. ”Border” (1997) – Based on Indo – Pak War

Star Cast (Multi -star cast) – Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Pooja Bhatt and Rakhee.
Gist of the movie – The Battle of Longewala in Rajasthan, which was one of the first major battles in the war.
Classic song – Sandese Aate Hain.

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6. ”LoC Kargil” (2003) – Based on Kargil War

Star Cast (Multi – star cast) – Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan Nagarjuna, Saif Ali Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sanjay Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Mohnish Behl, Akshaye Khanna, Manoj Bajpai, Rani Mukherjee, Raveena Tandon, Esha Deol, Mahima Chaudhary and Kareena Kapoor.
Gist of the movie – India Pakistan Kargil War which took place in Kargil District of Kashmir.
Classic song – Suno JaneWale Laut Ke Aana.

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7. “The Hero: Love Story of a Spy” (2003) – Based on terrorist activities across the border

Star Cast – Sunny Deol, Priyanka Chopra
Gist of the movie – Finding people involved in terrorist operations
Classic song – Dil Mein Hai Pyaar

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8. ”Lakshya” (2004) – Partly based on Kargil War

Star Cast – Hrithik Roshan , Preity Zinta.
Gist of the movie – Kargil War portrayal of India versus Pakistan.
Classic song – Kandhon Se Milte Hain Kandhe.

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9. “Agent Vinod” (2012) – Based on Operations in Afghanistan

Star Cast – Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor
Gist of the movie –
Popular Song – Dil Mera Muft Ka

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10. “Ek Tha Tiger” (2012) – Based on India Pakistan Raw and ISI agents

Star Cast – Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif
Gist of the movie – Kill ISI agents in Iraq
Popular Song – Mashallah

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11. Bajrangi Bhaijaan – Based on a little girl from Pakistan who is lost in India

Star Cast – Salman Khan, Harshali Malhotra, Kareena Kapoor Khan
Gist of the movie – Attempt to find the Pakistani child’s home
Popular Song – Selfie Le Le

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Which one is your favourite Indo – Pak themed movie ? Let us know in the comment section below.

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