Netflix released Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl, a real-life biopic on the series of events in the life of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena as she becomes India's first female combat pilot in the Kargil War on 12th August 2020. The movie is 1hr 52 minutes long and the lead character is played by Janhvi Kapoor and she does her part well to tell the story of a girl who wants to fly a plane to getting enrolled into the Indian Air Force and then facing the men led environment where there are no female toilets too. Janhvi Kapoor looks cute and beautiful and played her role really well but I don't think she will be able to become the likes of Kareena Kapoor or Vidya Balan or Kangana Ranaut, but that's for the time to decide and let's focus on the movie on Netflix.
The movie is directed by Sharan Sharma and produced by Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Zee Studios and Apoorva Mehta. It's difficult to produce a movie which has to showcase any kind of Armed Forces and in some of the scenes, the whole drama looks fake and not real. The film is again fully on the person who can take any movie towards something people will enjoy - Pankaj Tripathi plays Anup Saxena - Gunjan's father who really gives her equal rights in his family and gives her a choice to do whatever she wants to do. The father-daughter relationship is the best that you will relate to and the scenes between Janhvi and Pankaj are awesome.
The trailer really looked promising but the overall execution is not that great is what I felt. The other IAF officers don't look real at all. The story is great but the overall direction could have been better. The movie should inspire young generations. The movie is definitely a one time watch but won't make an impression other than just being the love between father and daughter and the overall family. Overall, you can watch the movie this weekend to see what were the hurdles faced by the real Gunjan to join IAF under the SSC and thereafter to protect the country. RATING 3/5
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