gunjan saxena review

Release Date- 12th August, 2020 

Cast- Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Vineet Singh, Angad Bedi 

Duration- 1 Hour 48 Minutes 

Streaming on- Netflix 

“Mujhe nahi pata ki ye duniya auraton ke liye kitni mushkil hai, par uska hal pinjre mein qaid hona nahi, pinjra tod ke udd jana hai” 

Gunjan Saxena: not just another women empowerment story, but a tale of bravery 

Based on the real-life story of Gunjan Saxena, who became India’s first female combat pilot in the Kargil War of 1999. Growing up in a military family, she breaks every norm that the society wants a girl to follow and becomes an inspiration for the entire nation. Gunjan’s feats are remarkable as the film is centered around the era of 80s and 90s when every girl was expected to get married after completing education. 

This movie shows a beautiful portrayal of love between a daughter and her father, who gives her all the values and support needed to achieve her dream of becoming a pilot. “Aasu bahane ki jagah, pasina bahao”, just an ideal dialogue every father should use to motivate his daughter. The last scene of the movie has got its own victory moment and the audience will be bound to clap along. 

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Pankaj Tripathi shines as Gunjan’s father 

Pankaj Tripathi steals the show as Mr. Saxena- a father, a military man and an amazing human being. He proved again that he is a gem of an actor. On the other hand, Janhvi Kapoor did an overall good job portraying the character but in few places she needed to play with her expressions more.  

Sharan Sharma makes debut in style 

Debutante director Sharan Sharma did a decent job with his maiden film and Amit Trivedi’s music kept the flow going. Overall, the movie is good for a one-time watch. 


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