The war movies in the Bollywood town are very special niche liking of Bollywood’s mainstream audience. Be it like an India and a Pakistan cricket match. There are a plenty of war movies that have been made and more often than not with the neighboring countries and those movies have left their mark on the soul of this country. However, it is believed that there is a deep sociological as well as the psychological impact of these on the popular consciousness of the Indian society.
Today, we will be going to show you the list of top ten Bollywood war movies and the list of those movies are as follows:
1. Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo: The movie ‘Ab Tunhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo’ is a Hindi war movie which has been directed and produced by the Anil Sharma. The story of the movie has been written by Shaktimaan Talwar. The movie features Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Divya Khosla Kumar, Sandali Sinha, and Nagma in the lead roles. The music in the movie has been given by Anu Malik. The movie which got released on December 24, 2004. However, the movie is based on the fictional terrorist attack on the famous holy temple Amarnath temple. The movie has also various plotline which is happening concurrently and the parallel to the main plotline of the same terrorist and they were planning to attack the holy temple. In the movie, Major Rajeev Singh (the role played by Akshay Kumar), who is an Indian Army officer and in the movie he is missing in the action and leaving behind a newly wedded wife named Shewta Singh (the role played by the actress Divya Khosla). The caption Kunal (Bobby Deol) and he is the grandson of a war veteran falls in love with the Shewta and they are planning to leave everything for her and that includes the duty to the country. The movie is basically revolving around a disappointed grandfather and a choice of selection of love stories and in the some of the movie the sinister plot to induce the political unrest in the country this war movie is full of a packaged entertainment.
2. Deewar: The 2004 movie ‘Deewar’ which is directed by Milan Luthria and has been produced by the Gaurang Doshi. The story of the movie has been written by Milan Luthria. The movie features Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Amrita Rao, and Aditya Srivastava. The music in the movie has been given by Aadesh Shrivastav. The movie released on June 25, 2004. The movie is based on the story that is about the war that entails but what it leads to. The movie welcomes you to an army prison which is in Pakistan and where the Indian soldier from the 1971 war that has been held captive. In the movie, Amitabh Bachchan played the role of a Major Ranvir Kaul and with him, there are 30 more of his fellow Prisoners of war which has been faced by them every day with the jailor Sohail (Kay Kay Menon) and that despises the Pakistani government for keeping all of them alive. Then a ray of hope comes in the form of Major’s son Gaurav and he informs the plan to take them out of the prison secretly. It is a different movie that focuses on the untold repercussions of war.
3. Tango Charlie: It is a 2005 movie ‘Tango Charlie’. The movie has been directed by Uday Khunti and has been produced by the Nitin Manmohan and the story of the movie has been written by Mani Shankar. The movie features Ajay Devgn, Bobby Deol, Sanjay Dutt, and Sunil Shetty in the lead. The music in the movie has been given by Anand Raj Anand and Anu Malik. The movie got released on March 25, 2005. However, the movie is said to be an orthodox movie which is on a quite few front. The very first thing is that the movie is focusing on the contingent of the Indian Army forces. The movie is based on the story of one soldier Tarun Chauhan (the character which has been essayed by Bobby Deol) and he gets stationed on four different battlefield which is around the country. The second thing is that it is concentrating solely on the Ind-Pakistan border as every other war movies do. However, the movie also reveals that is being fought all across the country. In the movie, the fight rebels in the North-East and there are many anti-social groups which are in India that have been aside from the terrorist and they have to end up on the wrong side of the law, resulting in a country and it is getting a torn from inside.
3. Border: It is a 1997 movie based on the Battle of Logewala during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. The movie which has been directed, produced by J.P Dutta. The movie features Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Raakhee, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Sudesh Berry, Pooja Bhatt, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Puneet Issar. The music in the movie has been given by Anu Malik and the movie has been released on June 13, 1997. However, the movie is an adaptation of the real-life incident that has happened at the battle of the long wall which was during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. The movie which got released at the Independence day Film Festival and the movie has been jointly presented by the Indian Directorate of Film Festivals and the Ministry of Defense and that is commemorating 70th India Independence Day. The movie marks as the second highest grossing Bollywood film of the year worldwide which was behind the movie Dil to Pagal Hai and it has also declared the highest grossing movie of the year in India.
4. Dhoop: The movie ‘Dhoop’ was released in the year 2003. The movie was directed by Ashwini Chaudhary and has been produced by Parth Arora, Saket Bahl, Karan Grover, and Sanjay Reddy. The movie has been written by Kumud Chaudhary. The movie features Om Puri, Revathi, Gul Panag, Sanjay Suri, and Yashpal Sharma. The music in the movie has been given by Lalit Sen. The movie ‘Dhoop’ which is based on the events that are surrounding by the death of the Captian Anuj Nayyar, MVC of 17 Jat Regiment of the Indian Army and that has been martyred in operations which is against the Pakistan Army regular soldier and that is the southeast sector of the Tiger Hill on July 5, 1999. However, the story of the Kapoor family in the movie also depicts the real events that have happened in the lives of the Nayyar family.
5. Rangoon: The 2017 movie which is an Indian Hindi language drama movie that has been directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and it has been produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Vishal Bhardwaj under the Viacom 18 Motion pictures. The story of the movie has been written by Matthew Robbins, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sabrina Dhawan. The movie features Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut in the lead. The music in the movie has been given by Vishal Bhardwaj. The movie has been produced under the Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. The movie which got released on February 24, 2017.However, the movie did not match up with the other films but still, it is a quite a respectable efforts that have been shown by the all the three actors. The makers of the movie have adopted an such a unique way of telling the story. If the audience is looking for the aesthetics, detailing and has a taste for the overlooked history then Rangoon is just the right movie for you. The movie has been shot on the locations of the Arunachal Pradesh. The movie has a hunting background that scores and has the excellent cinematography and that can lend the film in a tone which exactly works in its favor and it also tells a tale of love, betrayal and a war.
6. LOC Kargil: The movie with a title ‘LOC Kargil’ is an Indian war film which is based on the Kargil war that has been fought between the India and Pakistan. The movie which has been directed, produced and written by J.P Dutta. The movie features Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Karan Nath, Saif Ali Khan, Sunil Shetty, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Esha Deol, Raveena Tandon, and Preeti Jhangiani in the lead. The music in the movie has been given by Anu Malik. The movie which has been released on December 25, 2003. However, the movie is based on the true rendering of the 1999 India-Pakistan battle, the movie portrays a step by step account of how the Kargil war happened and the main reason behind it and how it ultimately played out. In the movie, there are plenty of Bollywood superstars. The movie describes that when the two nations fall into the war and there it shows that how it affects the residents as well as the smallest members of the army. Moreover, the movie weaves the beautiful story of the martyrs like Caption Vikram Batra and Manoj Pandey, and that even did not flinch in front of the death for their country.
7. Airlift – The movie ‘Airlift’ which is an Indian dystopian historical drama movie. The movie has been directed by Raja Krishna Menon and produced by Nikhil Advani. The movie features Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in the lead. The movie revolves around a Kuwait based businessman Ranjit Katyal (the character played by Akshay Kumar). He carries the evacuations of Indians based in the Kuwait and that happened in the Invasion of Kuwait by the Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. The movie premiered on January 22, 2016. The movie has been featured among the 2016 Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India. The movie manages to bag the Zee Cine Award and one National Film Award. It is one of the most recent movies of the Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar and the movie also marks his latest and it is one of the perhaps and the most successful career stints and the movie gives the new definition to the phrase of the War movie and it is based on the 1990 invasion of Kuwait city by Iraq and it is thematically similar to Ben Affleck’s Argo and this movie portrays how the two lakhs Indians got stuck in the war zone after the Kuwait invasion ensued. The movie revolves around the true love story and that is about the trial and the tribulations of those Indians that are a particular focus on those ones only who were instrumental in safely extracting the people of Kuwait. The movie shows the most evacuation which has been done by the country in the event of a crisis.
8. Lakshya: The movie ‘Lashya’ which got released in the year 2004 it is an Indian war drama film that has been directed by Farhan Akhtar and has been produced by Ritesh Sidhwani. The story of the movie has been written by Javed Akhtar. The movie features Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, and Sharad Kapoor in the lead. The music in the movie has been given by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The movie which got released on June 18, 2004. The movie with a title ‘Lakshay’ tells us the story of the Karan Shergill (the character which has been essayed by the Hrithik Roshan) and he is an aimless man and he is irresponsible too and he is very much confused about what he wants to do in his life. In the movie, a careless joke and a bitter breakup makes him steel he revolves and then later he joins the Indian army and after that, he does not stop. He has set him with a target and he is having one Lakshya in his mind and that was that he has to save his motherland from anyone who would see it harmed. Both the actors have portrayed the mixed with the soulful music and with a fictionalized backdrop of the 1991 Kargil War that will make this movie a complete package for any fan of the genre.
9. 1971: The movie ‘1971’ which is an Indian Hindi war drama movie and the movie that has been directed by Amrit Sagar and has been produced by Amrit Sagar and Moti Sagar. The movie that has been written by Piyush Mishra. The movie features Manoj Bajpayee, Ravi Kishan, Chittaranjan Giri, Kumud Mishra, Manav Kaul, Deepak Dobriyal,
Piyush Mishra, and Vivek Mishra. The music in the movie has been given by Akash Sagar. The movie which got released on March 9, 2007. The movie won the National Film Award and with that, it has also won the National Film Award for the Best feature film in the Hindi. The movie is an account of the escape of the six soldier of the Indian army that has been taken as the prisoners of war by Pakistan Army, and that has been done during the Indo-Pakistani ware of 1971. However, the story of the movie has taken place in Pakistan in 1977, six years after the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Moreover, the movie is based on the role which has been played by the Indian army and they have come forward to help the people in getting the freedom of the people of Bangladesh from Pakistan on the orders from the Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi. The movie mainly focuses on the war that is between the Bangladesh and Pakistan that took place.
10. Mission Kashmir: The movie ‘Mission Kashmir’ is an Indian action drama movie and that has been directed, produced, and written by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The movie features Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Jackie Shroff in the lead. The music in the movie has been given by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The movie which got released on October 27, 2000. The movie follows the life and the tragedy of a young boy and he has a name ‘Altaaf’ and in the movie, his entire family has been killed by the accidentally by the police officer and the police officer who is responsible for this has adopted that boy and when the Altraaf finds out that he killed his parents he seeks for the revenge and later he becomes a terrorist. The movie deals with the terrorism and the tragedy of all the children who all are suffering from the war. The movie has been rated as the R in America and that is due to the violence. However, the film was screened at the Stockholm International Film Festival.