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Border (1997)

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In 1971, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers goes up against a large Pakistani strike force.


J.P. Dutta


J.P. Dutta (screenplay), O.P. Dutta (dialogue)
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Sunny Deol ... Major Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri
Sunil Shetty ... Captain Bhairav Singh
Akshaye Khanna ... Lieutenant Dharamvir Singh Bhan
Jackie Shroff ... Wing Commander Anand Bajwa
Sudesh Berry ... Mathura Das (as Sudhesh Berry)
Puneet Issar ... Rattan Singh
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Bhagiram (Cook)
Tabu ... Yamora Kaur Chandpuri
Rakhee Gulzar ... Sujatha Devi
Pooja Bhatt ... Kamla 'Kamu' Singh
Sharbani Mukherji ... Phool Kanwar (as Sharbani Mukherjee)
Sapna Bedi Sapna Bedi ... Roopali
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashoka Ashoka
Ashok Asrani Ashok Asrani
Deepak Bhatia Deepak Bhatia


The year is 1971 when the Pakistani Army is at war with the Indian Soldiers. The Indian battalion is posted in Longewala region in Punjab and are just 150 in number while the Pakistani Army consists of 2000 armed soldiers with tanks. This movie is a landmark in Hindi Cinema and watch how the drama unfolds and the Indian soldiers fight for the pride of their motherland. Commendable performances from Jackie Shroff, Sudesh Berry, Sunil Shetty and Sunny Deol and excellent acting by Akshay Khanna. Written by Kanhaiya Maheshwary

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Men At Their Best. War At Its Worst.


Action | Drama | History | War


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Hindi | English | Punjabi | Rajasthani

Release Date:

13 June 1997 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Граница See more »

Filming Locations:

Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India


Box Office


INR110,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

J.P. Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR


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Did You Know?


Akshay Khana's second film his debut film Himalyaputra was released just two months before the film on 4th April 1997. See more »


The airman closing the door of AN-32 aircraft before take off is wearing blue uniform. In 1971 the uniform was khakee and not blue. The blue uniform was introduced in 1991. See more »


Captain Bhairav Singh: This soil is my mother.
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Crazy Credits

A statement appears after the end credits: "Beginning of a lasting peace". See more »

Alternate Versions

For a 'U' rating, the CBFC removed... ...the firing between Sunny & Soldier, it bleeds.
  • The love making between Sunil & lady.
  • The shelling from both sides of Army. Sunil-loosens the Camels.
  • The sequence of Soldier dies near Kulbhushan. Dialogue : SIRJI APNA KHYAL RAKHNA.
  • The sequennce of shelling by Pak Army while Sunny evacutes villagers.
  • The shot of Tank marching ahead " DELTA 2 CALLING ALFA".
  • The shot of Pak Army overlooking Indian Army.
  • The shot of firing.
  • The sequence of shelling by Indian Army Pak Tank blasts : 'BHARAT MATA KI JAI".
  • The conflict between Pak & Indian Army. A soldier's hand is crushed under Tank, it bleeds.
  • The sequence of Sunny & Sunil attack Pak Army.
  • The sequence of Pak & Indian Army firing. 'BHAIRON SINGH...........till NAHI NAHI'
  • The sequence of Sunil shooting Soldiers.
  • The marching sequence of Sunny & his men, dialogue starts : 'KYA.... till COME ON, MOVE'
  • Sunny hurls bomb and firing.
  • The sequence of war between both sides.
  • Puneet is hit bu bullet, dialogue starts : 'AAJ KE BAAD... till NAAM KAHAUN.
  • The scene of firing.
  • Sunny comes to Bhairav who is dead. Sunny along takes the charges and fires.
  • Sunil is hit but he hurls bomb at Pak Army and they are burnt.
  • Deleted Climax sequence. Sunny carries a solider on his back.
  • Pak Soldiers are dead. Fighter planes arrive. Indian soldiers cheer.
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Referenced in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) See more »


To Chalun
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Roop Kumar Rathod
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Superb personalization of war
19 February 1999 | by ssimhaSee all my reviews

Rarely has an Indian movie depicted the personal traumas that confront soldiers and their families. Border scores 10/10. The last song Mere Dushman Mere Bhai was touching.

Shows that all the bitter fighting between India and Pakistan is such a gross waste. It is a case of brother vs brother, and will have no winners in the end.

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