Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl Trailer: Janhvi Kapoor manages to accomplish it, but not without hiccups

Watch Jahnvi Kapoor winning hearts with her performance as Gunjan Saxena, India’s first female combat to go to Kargil War.


The trailer of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl released on Saturday. Directed and co-written by Sharan Sharma, the 2 minutes 41 seconds trailer will take you to a journey of a girl who has a dream to become a pilot. Set in the early ’80s when women were only expected to take care of the house and family, Janhvi Kapoor tries to break the stereotype.

Pankaj Tripathi, who is seen as Janhvi’s father is the only man in her life who supported her throughout her journey. “Whether a woman or a man fly the plane, they are called pilots,” this dialogue will surely win the audience’s heart.

Watch the trailer here :

The trailer starts with a war zone and in the background, a man narrates how she needs to be a soldier to go to war or else she can go back to the kitchen. The rest of the trailer shows the discrimination Janhvi had to face to become a pilot. She steps into the zone of defence forces which is dominated by men.

In spite of not having a women’s toilet and other facilities, Janhvi’s character never gave up and went to Kargil to fight for her country. She became the first Indian female pilot in combat.

Speaking about the film, Pankaj had earlier told IANS: “I liked the character very much. I am having a lot of fun while shooting for the film. Janhvi is a very sincere actress. She respects me a lot and I too respect her for the sincerity and commitment towards her work. Sharan is a very talented director and is well versed with his craft. It’s an opportunity to work under Dharma Productions.”

The story is based on the life of a Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, who created history when she became the first Indian women in combat during the Kargil War. The movie will be releasing on Netflix on August 12.

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