Get Ready to Catch the tale of a remarkable woman’s heartbreaks and soaring victory
Movie – Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
Director – Sharan Sharma
Star Cast – Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Vineet Kumar Singh and Manav Vij
Producer – Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apporva Mehta
Production House – Dharma Productions, and Zee Studios
Writer – Nikhil Mehrotra and Sharan Sharma
Cinematography – R. Dee
Ratings – 3.0
The film revolves around the Airforce officer called Gunjan Saxena played by Janhvi Kapoor. She was obsessed with planes since her childhood. However, she had to face opposition from all sides to become a pilot including her own brother. However, her father played by Tripathi supports her. Amidst all the opposition while becoming the officer, she emerges as the only lady officer who played some key role in saving the lives of many in the Kargil War. So, how it goes is interesting to explore on Netflix this week.
Nikhil Mehrotra the writer of the film has remained an underrated writer in B Town. Yet, he has given some powerful films like Dangal and Chichhore. His collaboration with director Sharan Sharma in this biopic has proved that he has the knack of fixing all the errors, which B Town messes up with such biopics. The film has managed to keep the equation of Gunjan with her family in the right way. Nitin Baid, the editor of the film, seemed to keep the film well-edited. He was able to keep all the elements in the film to keep it interesting.
The camera work by Manush Nandan has captured the tension, thrills and emotions in the right way. He was able to move smooth with the stunt coordinator Marc Wolff. And don’t miss the gritty jingoism-free dialogues. Now, talking about the performances, Janhvi Kapoor has tried to put everything at the table. SInce not many know Gunjan Saxena, it proves to be a bliss to the actress for not getting too many comparisons. However, the way the actor Pankaj Tripathi has acted makes us feel that the film belongs to him only. The others like Vineet Kumar and Angad Bedy have subtly performed their characters.
Talking about direction, music and other things, Sharam in his debut direction seemed promising. His choice with this film has gone perfect as it can help his career soar in B Town as a director. Talking about music, it seems to have come in a mixed bag, but thanks to very ordinary lyrics, it did hamper the entertainment value. The other elements seemed okay.
Gunjan Saxena The Last Word
The film can be called as a perfect biopic in some way or the other. While on the other side, the leading lady in the film has to go a long way in proving to be true for her in real life.