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Netflix’s Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl Review: A Perfect Women Empowerment movie.


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Cast: Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Manav Vij

Written by: Nikhil Mehrotra, Sharan Sharma

Music: Score: John Stewart Eduri, Songs: Amit Trivedi

Cinematographer: Manush Nandan Directed by: Sharan Sharma



Making a film about a war veteran or any personality is tough that to a movie about women is a tedious task. Every war movie must give you goosebumps, the climax must make you shed in tears, and it should make you feel good. This movie has ticked all the boxes for a biographical war movie.

This story is about a woman who shattered every block of gender discrimination in her path and now stays as an inspiration for all the girls in the country. It’s a biopic with some added flavours in correct proportions. The first shot of young Gunjan Saxena in a plane where she tries to see the sky, but her brother doesn’t allow and when she steps into the cockpit and see the sky she decides to become a Pilot. But she gets a negative response from her brother and mother yet her father ( Pankaj Tripathi) believes in her allow her to dream. Every big revolution begins at home. Pankaj Tripathi has played a beautiful role which all the father must take notes from him. The subtle emotions he conveys through the eyes are so blissful. He has made a perfect example of parenting. Backing up his daughter in tough times and encouraging her to pursue her dream. We all will feel that this how I’m going to raise my daughter.


In particular, sequences where he explains that Girls shouldn't be a caged bird they must break out from the cage and fly would give you goosebumps and tears. The Gender discrimination that Gunjan faced in the IAF Camp is portrayed very well. Jhanavi Kapoor did a good job. She has done subtle acting throughout the series the subtleness gave good elevation in certain scenes. She has lived as Gunjan Saxena throughout the movie. Some may feel she didn’t emote dramatically but playing subtle is an art that will give greater meaning to the scenes.


Vineet Kumar Singh as Commander officer Dileep Singh has been outstanding. The scenes where he shows his male chauvinistic behaviour to Gunjan are so good. All actors have done a great job. There are several comic, goosebumps and emotional moments in the film.



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The background music and songs are too good. The Electric guitar at a place where Gunjan walks the first time in the academy will give you chills. The pathos music during emotional movements will make you feel a lump inside your throat. The songs during the training sequences are so good. There are no extra songs all songs will be in the flow of the story. Cinematography is another reason to make this film a success. The way have captured the landscapes are really awesome. The war sequences and aerial shots are really good.


The last 30minutes of the movie is so good and was executed really well. The pre-climax portion will make a shout out loud and will make you emotional. This movie is highly recommended for all. Some may say bad about the movie and mention Nepotism stint in their reviews, We would ask you to ignore the negativity and watch this one with your family. All fathers should see this movie and allow their children to pursue their dream. As like Shakuntala Devi, this movie also did a fair job in inspiring us.

Verdict: A must watch movie with your family.


Available on: Netflix. Content rating:6+


Bingeopedia rating: 3.25 / 5


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