Kargil Vijay Diwas Special: These Shows Will Make You Say 'Jai Hind'!
As the nation today celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War, here are some TV shows that glorified our Indian Army...
Named after the successful Operation Vijay, Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated across the country on 26th July. India had successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistan on this day in the year 1999. The great Kargil War went on for sixty long days (around two months), and ended with India reigning the control of all the previously held territories.
As the nation today celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War, here are some TV shows that glorified our Indian Army.
Marking the debut of Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Fauji was based on the training of Indian Army Commando Regiment. Produced by New Film Addicts, the show aired on DD National back in 1989. The show depicted the lives of commandos, right from their days in military training to their journey of becoming soldiers. It was a well made show with strong content and showed never seen before stunt on TV like parachute jumps and ammunition display.
Param Vir Chakra:
Directed by noted film director Chetan Anand, Param Vir Chakra too aired on DD National back in 1988. It was a unique show that showcased the stories of recipients of Param Vir Chakra, the highest military honor of India. Brilliant performances by actors like Farookh Sheikh and Naseeruddin Shah made the show a massive hit.
Popular SAB TV show Left Right Left, starring many popular names of TV like Rajeev Khandelwal, Arjun Bijlani, Harshad Chopda, Shweta Salve to name a few, was based on a military school based in Kanchanjunga where soldiers are trained to serve the nation. Naveen Singh Ahluvalia, the narrator of the show, narrates his story about how he was framed and labelled a traitor. The story revolves around six youngsters who come from across the country to join the academy. Not only was it critically acclaimed but was commercially very successful.
This show is probably the least known show on the list. Written by veteran actor Danny Denzongpa, the show used to air on DD Metro and was loosely based on Nepali movie Saino. In the show, Danny plays a retired Army official who moves to Jammu and Kashmir. The series revolved around terrorism in the state, the bravery of Indian Army and the after effects of insurgency.
P.O.W- Bandi Yuddh Ke:
This brilliant series that aired in 2016 was loosely based on Israeli drama Hatufim. Developed by Nikhil Advani, the series revolves around two soldiers (prisoners of war) who have been a captive since 17 years, return to their families and try starting their lives anew but a government agent tries to expose their dark secrets. It’s a political thriller series and is written and developed very interestingly. Starring Amrita Puri, Sandhya Mridul, Purab Kohli, Rasika Dugal, Manish Chaoudhary in lead roles, the show garnered a lot of appreciation.
The Test Case:
ALT Balaji’s web series The Test Case starring Nimrat Kaur as the lead, the series has a unique plot line. It is about Nimrat’s character training to be country’s first woman commando, she is a test case in a combat role. She is the only woman in a group of Indian Army officers trying to join the special forces.
These were some of the India Army based shows that we loved, if you know any more such shows, feel free to suggest them in the comment section below.
3 years ago
Pow bandi yudh ke was the finest series on Indian television in like decades
3 years ago
Well between the popular names in Left right Left was Kunal Karan Kapoor. Seem like media has become very bias and only mention few actors and only do articles on the same few actors. Anyway Love LRL and Kunal Karan Kapoor as Yudi was awesome. Love his comical timing.