August 12, 2020
Gunjan (Janhvi Kapoor) showed that she is as capable and brave as the next man. Heads turn when Gunjan walks down the corridors of the air force base where she is posted. The place isn’t built for women – there isn’t even a separate toilet beyond the one in her room. Gunjan’s flight commander Dileep (Vineet Kumar Singh) warns her male batchmates to behave themselves in her presence, but this was not for sure a compliment for Gunjan.
Pankaj Tripathi has hardly been this restrained lately, and he is a delight to watch. His presence lights up the screen even if he is not saying anything.
Another such character is Angad Bedi’s Anshuman, Saxena’s over protective brother. His nuanced act keeps the audience confused whether he really wants his sister to soar high. Despite some overdramatic scenes between him and Kapoor, Bedi leaves a strong impression on the narrative.
‘The True Story of Gunjan Saxena’, which, as the title suggests, is based on the story of India’s first Air Force woman officer who went to war. The movie spotlight on flight lieutenant Gunjan Saxena’s journey from becoming a pilot to leading India into the Kargil war of 1999 and emerging victorious, and will focuses on her relationship with her father, who was her pillar of strength. It is directed by Sharan Sharma and produced under Dharma Productions and Zee Studios. It is premiered on 12 August 2020 on Netflix.