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.
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It'll always be an honour to wear this uniform and to be a part of something so special and close to my heart. #GunjanSaxena - The Kargil Girl premieres TOMORROW only on @netflix_in! @dharmamovies @zeestudiosofficial @karanjohar @apoorva1972 @pankajtripathi @angadbedi @vineet_ksofficial @manavvij @ayeshiraza @sharansharma @somenmishra @zeemusiccompany
Starring Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj 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:
#GunjanSaxena— Adv Anubha Shrivastava Sahai (@anubha1812) August 12, 2020
A must watch
Just watched #GunjanSaxena . What a film . Cried my eyes out and laughed out loud . Entire team take a bow ! OUTSTANDING. 👏— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) August 12, 2020
Atleast do homework while release a movie on Indian Air force The way Jhanvi kapoor salute in movie is absolutely wrong— Madhu Sudan vyas (@Ideachangeindia) August 10, 2020
Kuch toh mehnat kar lo
PR wale bhi so rahe hai
Netflix kyon PR ke chakkar mein apni band Bajwa rahe ho #GunjanSaxena #jhanvikapoor pic.twitter.com/fIn5PoKbGf
So #GunjanSaxena is getting extraordinary response from JANTA.. A good film will also find its audience no matter what.. Glad people are appreciating good content .. congratulations to the entire team.— Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) August 12, 2020
#GunjanSaxena is an endearing tale of a woman who just wants to be accepted for her calibre and not her gender. And @TripathiiPankaj, may all fathers be like you. Your role of Anup Saxena reminded me of my dad who always pushed me to be the best version of myself.— Smriti Kannan Advait (@SmritiKannan_AD) August 13, 2020
#GunjanSaxena: INSPIRING.— yogesh gaur (@yogeshg43167717) August 14, 2020
Big salute to #GunjanSaxena, her courageous story is an inspiration... Emotions high point... Stunning aerial photography... Director Sharan Sharma makes a confident debut... Recommended! #GunjanSaxenaTheKargilGirl#JhanviKapoor pic.twitter.com/52muwdp8id
The real #GunjanSaxena must come out and clarify whether the gender discrimination shown in movie is for real? Being from Army background I can never imagine defence officers behaving like goons. Officer or not, women are always get their due respect in forces.— Rekha Sharma (@sharmarekha) August 13, 2020
#GunjanSaxena is a beautiful tribute 🇮🇳❤️ In love with your acting @TripathiiPankaj .. every frame of yours is so inspiring .. #JahnviKapoor की आँखो में वो ही चमक हे जो श्रीदेवीजी की आँखो में देखी हे @NetflixIndia pic.twitter.com/7sAEor56ak— Aditi Raval (@aditiraval) August 13, 2020
An inspiring story of #GunjanSaxena— Indradeep Sengupta (@The_Lazy_Man) August 12, 2020
Those who are boycotting this movie, keep aside it for a moment & celebrate the story of a brave girl who has dream to touch the sky with glory & her father’s support to achieve it.#GunjanSaxenaTheKargilGirl #BharatKiBeti pic.twitter.com/MdQVfKl84G
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: