Facts About Movie Border:
Multi-Starrer movie, Border, has completed more than 2 decades and it remains one of the best war movies in the Indian Cinema. It’s been said that Border is not just a movie, it’s an emotion and we haven’t heard anything more accurate. Even after 23 years of its release, there is no other film that can suffice the kind of emotions a person goes through after watching this movie. It’s a patriotic film with stellar performances and mind-blowing action. Helmed by JP Dutta, this movie is based on a Battle of Longewala in Rajasthan in 1971.
The movie depicts true incidents faced by the Indian Army men in the war. Director, JP Dutta referred to the notes he had written while talking to his deceased brother who was an Indian Air Force pilot.
He even dedicated his movie to his brother.
2. Death Threat
JP Dutta received several death threats after the release of the movie. He was even assigned two armed bodyguards at constant service for about four months.
3. National Awards
The movie won three National Awards, and it was the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of 1997.
4. Sunny Deol as Kuldip Singh Chandpuri
Sunny Deol portrayed the role of Indian Army officer, Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, who was commended for his brilliant leadership in the Battle of Longewala, for which he also received the prestigious Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) by the Indian Army.
5. Sanjay Dutt For a Role
Sanjay Dutt was the first choice for the role of Wing Commander Andy Bajwa. But later, this role shited to Jackie Shroff as Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to jail.
6. Akshaye Khanna
A lot of Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgn were offered the role of Lieutenant Dharamvir, later it was finally played by Akshaye Khanna.
The film was shot at the real-location of the 1971 war on the deserts of Bikaner, Rajasthan.
8. Kuldip Singh’s wife
The role of Kuldip Singh’s wife was offered to Juhi Chwala but she was reluctant to play a small role in the movie so, the character was eventually played by Tabu.
JP Dutta’s first movie Sarhad was also about the 1971 Battle, but unfortunately, it never released.
10. Indian Army
Indian Army helped a lot in the making of this film. Real army men participated in this movie and legit war equipment like Tanks, army jeeps, and other shipments were used in this movie.