In this Netflix biopic of Gunjan Saxena, Janhvi Kapoor portrays the character of the first woman Flight Lieutenant in the IAF. Check out what people have to say!

An Indian Air Force officer and former Helicopter Pilot, Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena joined the IAF in 1994, is a 1999 Kargil War veteran. She is also the first woman to be awarded the Shaurya Chakra. The latest Netflix release, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is inspired by her incredible life.

Starring Janhvi KapoorPankaj Tripathi (Gunjan’s father), Ayesha Raza (Gunjan’s mother) and Angad Bedi (as her brother). The movie is directed by Sharan Sharma and produced by Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar and Apoorva Mehta.

The movie revolves around Gunjan Saxena’s struggles and women empowerment in the field of Indian Air Force. Gunjan has to go through various battles and struggles even before entering the actual warzone. Her father plays an extremely important role in motivating her throughout, while her brother keeps pointing out how unfit she is to be in the forces. How she overcomes all hurdles and does everything in her power to defend her country is truly humbling and an inspiration to many.

Check out what people have to say about the film, here:

There is a lot of negative attention also that that movie is garnering courtesy of the online rage against nepotism and the IAF’s objection over its negative portrayal in some scenes. However, while a section of the audience may have boycotted the film, many of those who have watched it seem to share positive reactions about the same.

Check out the trailer of the film here: 

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