True story of Bhuj, movie cast and more
As lively as ever, Ajay Devgn plays a war hero with a mission impossible in the new Disney + Hotstar streamer, Bhuj: the pride of India. Here’s everything you need to know about this patriotic frenzy, inspired by a tale of courage and nerve led by women.
The trailer hints at an action-packed film with great visuals, skilled acting, and powerful dialogue. It highlights the struggle of a small village and a man to save the country from an impending invasion. The film is inspired by the real events of the 1971 war against Pakistan and attempts to tell an incredible story of brave villagers who helped the Indian army build an airstrip, a significant contribution to the victory of the war.
The real story of Bhuj: the pride of India –
On December 8, 1971, Pakistani Saber jets dropped 14 Napalm bombs on the Air Force base in Bhuj. The attack damaged the airstrip, stopping all air operations. A second attack from Pakistan was imminent. The Indian Air Force (IAF) enlisted the help of the Border Security Force (BFS), but they simply did not have enough manpower to quickly recover the airstrip. It was then that 300 women from the village of Madhapur took on the task of rebuilding the band. Regardless of their lives and working tirelessly day and night, these women built an airstrip in about 72 hours.
Squadron leader Vijay Karnik (Ajay Devgn) was then in charge of Bhuj airport. It was his idea to assemble the women to build the airstrip. Sunderban Jetha Madharpaya (Sonakshi Sinha) helped Vijay mobilize the woman to have the airstrip built. In the end, the airstrip was finished, none of the 300 women were killed or injured, and the war was won. The important contributions of Ranchordas Svabhai Ravari ‘Pagi’ (Sanjay Dutt) and an Indian spy (Parineeti Chopra) are also documented in the film.
Directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Bhuj: the pride of India aims to join the ranks of other Bollywood films celebrating the spirit of patriotism.
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Ajay Devgn as Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik
Ajay Devgn is no stranger to staring in heroic films. Of Singham, Drishyam, The Legend of Bhagat Singh to the most recent Tanhaji, Devgn certainly knows how to woo an audience. In it, Devgn takes the lead as brave squadron leader Vijay Karnik who brought in 300 civilian women to build a broken airstrip.
Sonakshi Sinha as Sunderben Jetha Madharpaya
Sinha has played the roles of daring women in films like Akira and Force 2. She makes a return to the genre in this film. Here she plays the role of Sunderben Jetha Madharpaya, who plays a fearless woman who believes in Lord Krishna’s word that a sin committed to save someone is moral. She helps Vijay Karnik mobilize women to build the airstrip.
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Sanjay Dutt as Ranchordas Pagi
Dutt plays the good guy by bringing the role of Ranchordas Pagi to life. Pagi was recruited by the Indian Army before the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. Pagi helped the Indian Army seize many key positions in the 1965 and 1971 battles with Pakistan.
Canadian dancer Nora Fatehi, and Bhuj, she returns as a determined Indian spy who will not compromise to save her country from the clutches of the enemy.
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