Indian Army Day 2022: India celebrates Army Day with zeal on January 15, 2022. It is named after the Indian Army’s Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa (K. M. Cariappa).
To celebrate the day, a military parade and other military exhibitions are staged at the Cariappa Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment every year. We shall observe the 74th Indian Army Day with virtually the same fervor, passion, and commitment in 2022.
Several Bollywood films have focused on the Indian Army. From the warriors’ gallantry to their sacrifice, the Hindi film industry has endeavored to express the valor and challenges of the Indian Army on the 70 mm screen. Take a peek at some of the films that have been made or are currently being made.
URI: THE SURGICAL STRIKE
The surgical strike against Pakistan in the aftermath of the 2016 Uri incident is the topic of a Vicky Kaushal-led film set to be released in 2019. The film is estimated to have made over Rs 342 crore at the box office, making it one of the highest-grossing films of all time.
The multi-starrer film was directed by JP Dutta and focused on the lives of various army officials and men. Many of the film’s segments are said to be based on true events that occurred during the Battle of Longewala in the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War. The film, which was released in 1997, is still quite popular today. It won three national awards and several Filmfare Awards
Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani feature in the film, which is based on the life of Army Captain Vikram Batra. Captain Vikram was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for risking his life while attempting to save a soldier during the 1999 Kargil War. The film was directed and produced by Karan Johar.
The Battle of Tololing and Operation Vijay 1999 served as inspiration for the 2003 film. Similar to Border, it was directed by JP Dutta and featured a strong star cast. At the box office, however, it received a mixed response from critics and the general public.
FIELD MARSHAL SAM MANEKSHAW
Vicky will star in Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming film as the title character. Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was the Chief of the Army Staff during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan conflict. The film depicts his life.