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LOC: Kargil (2003)

Based on the real story during Kargil war fought between India and Pakistan in 1999.

Director:

J.P. Dutta

Writers:

J.P. Dutta, O.P. Dutta (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjay Dutt ... Lt Col. Y.K. Joshi, 13 JAK Rifles
Ajay Devgn ... Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey, 1 / 11 Gurkha Rifles
Saif Ali Khan ... Capt. Anuj Nayyar, 17 JAT
Sunil Shetty ... Sepoy Sanjay Kumar, 13 JAK Rifles
Sanjay Kapoor ... Maj. Deepak Rampal, 17 JAT
Abhishek Bachchan ... Lt. Vikram Batra, 13 JAK Rifles
Akshaye Khanna ... Lt. Balwan Singh, 18 Grenadiers
Nagarjuna Akkineni ... Maj. Padmapani Acharya, 2 Rajputana Rifles
Ashutosh Rana ... Yogender Singh
Rani Mukerji ... Hema (as Rani Mukherji)
Karann Nathh Karann Nathh ... Maj. Rajesh Adhikari, 18 Grenadiers (as Karan Nath)
Manoj Bajpayee ... Gren. Yogender Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers (as Manoj Bajpai)
Kareena Kapoor ... Simran
Raveena Tandon ... Rampal's wife
Mahima Chaudhry ... Reena Yadav
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Storyline

LOC KARGIL is the story of Indian soldiers fighting in Kargil and being remembered by their family. There is Vikram Batra (Abhishek Bachchan), a daredevil soldier who won Param Vir Chakra for his bravery. Manoj Pandey (Ajay Devgan), a poet by nature laid his live and was served with Param Vir Chakra too. The toughest of all the soldiers was Lt. Balwant Singh (Akshaye Khanna) awarded the Mahaveer Chakra. Major Deepak Rampal (Sanjay Kapoor) was on leave when the call for war came. He was the backbone of the unit, awarded VIR CHAKRA. Lt. Col. Y. K. Joshi (Sanjay Dutt), a daredevil soldier was too awarded VIR CHAKRA. Captain Anuj Nayyar (Saif Ali Khan) for whom death was just another game lived his life and was awarded with Mahaveer Chakra. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Heroes do not choose their destiny, destiny chooses them

Genres:

Drama | History | War

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 December 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

L.O.C. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR400,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$223,793, 28 December 2003

Gross USA:

$621,103

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$621,103
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Runtime:

(30 Minutes)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

JP Dutta offered Salman Khan a role in the film but asked him to do it for free. Salman reasoned that if JP Dutta was going to sell the film to the distributors and not for free, why should he. See more »

Goofs

When Capt. Anuj Nayyar, attacks the Pakistani soldiers, it is daytime. But in the next shot it is completely dark. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey: Ask your mother whether you are beautiful or not.
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Soundtracks

Pyaar Bhara Geet - Instrumental
Composed by Anu Malik
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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Priceless effort in documenting the story, but fails to enhance it
29 December 2003 | by anilwebsmithSee all my reviews

When I was watching this movie, I was simultaneously being hit by two things

  • the ordinariness of the 'production' quality. What is called 'production values' - lighting, sound, authenticity of effect, bullets hitting people, the environment. See 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Thin Red Line', 'Black Hawk Down', which have you shivering, and diving for cover as bullets fly. I know we don't have the kind of money that they have, but as a member of the audience I have become terribly spoilt by Hollywood, what more can I say. Remember that I WANTED to like the movie, so I am not being careless when I comment that it came across as too artificial and stage like. All the hill storming scenes for e.g., are all from the same camera angle and all have a hill bathed in a uniform light, as if from a lamppost, and just did not pull me into forgetting it was happening on screen. I was too cognisant that I was watching from an aloof medium, a seat facing a stage on what this was all happening perhaps.


  • The story, the challenges our men faced, their pain, their courage, the difficulty of the situation, all of that.


It struck me that as a movie buff, I should try to somehow be able to differentiate the two even in the midst of 'enjoying' the movie. Differentiate all that is hitting me because of what happened out there from that which is hitting me only because of the way it has been treated / presented by JP. I found, limited as I was in my ability to do this, that despite my best wishes to conclude otherwise, I was being only 'moved' by the facts of the former, and not at all by the effort of the latter. If a young guy, who is about to get married to his childhood fiancée dies while bravely storming a hill currently occupied by miserable mother*&£$£s I would strangle personally if I had the guts, its going to move me in tears by just hearing about it. What I couldn't find was a camera angle, a single feature of the presentation that added to this impact. In fact, I will go so far as to claim that the artificiality of the treatment took away some of it.

That's about it - was very moved by what the story had to convey, and the research etc has no doubt been brilliant, but as a celluloid 'creation' , didn't find any 'value add' - as a documentary of what happened in itself its priceless, if only because film reaches out to a lot more people than any other media, including newspapers etc.


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