Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl


Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl’ is finally released for the web audience to view. It is a biopic based on Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena – Indian Air Force (IAF) officer. Janhvi Kapoor enacts the role of the former helicopter pilot. While Pankaj Tripathi enacts the role of Janhvi’s father, who always encourages his children.

The story revolves around an Army family based in Lucknow. Four family members and a string zeal to serve the nation.  Young Gunjan Saxena (Riva Arora) daughter of Lt Col Anup Saxena (Pankaj Tripathi) aspires to fly a plane from childhood. Her brother Anshuman (Aryan Arora) and her mother Kirti Saxena (Ayesha Raza Mishra) did not take her seriously initially. But Gunjan (Janhvi Kapoor) grows up with her dream to become a pilot. Her father supports her but her brother Anshuman Saxena (Angad Bedi), an army officer still believes it is not suitable for girls as Army needs bravery, courage, strength and a girl lack in those arenas. However, Gunjan with her father’s support and strong determination moved forward towards her dream and made it to the group of 25 women who joined the IAF in 1994.

She becomes the only female Indian Armed Forces to serve during the Kargil War. She evacuated injured and dead soldiers, transported supplies to troops, doing surveillance and mapping enemy positions.

Speaking about Janhvi Kapoor’s performance, she had a huge responsibility on her shoulder. Enacting a real-life hero requires proper training, dedication and sharp-eye. To a great extent, the Kapoor girl has done justice to the role of Gunjan Saxena.

Pankaj Tripathi plays the role of a father very efficiently. Angad Bedi as Army officer and big brother portrayed well. Vineet Kumar Singh as Flight commander is fantastic.

Director Sharan Sharma did justice to the biopic. The script is water-tight.

Amit Trivedi's music is fine and situational. Manush Nandan's cinematography is spectacular

In the nutshell, ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ is a captivating movie.