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Lesser Known Facts About India’s Greatest War Movie ‘Border’

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.

 1. Story

Facts About Movie BorderThe 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

Facts About Movie Border

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

Facts About Movie Border
Facts About Movie Border

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.

 7. Location

Facts About Movie Border
Facts About Movie Border

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.

 9. Sarhad

JP Dutta’s first movie Sarhad was also about the 1971 Battle, but unfortunately, it never released.

 10. Indian Army

Facts About Movie Border

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.

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