On Independence Day, MyNation lists 7 nationalist movies which were shot in scenic landscapes and heavenly place in India, Kashmir.
Kashmir plays a significant role in our Indian film industry, with many love stories and travel movies shot and made in this paradise. Today, on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, let us look at some 'desh bhakti' films shot in Kashmir.
Mission Kashmir: Vidhu Vinod Chopra's film starring Sanjay Dutt,Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Jackie Shroff, and Sonali Kulkarni was released in 2000. The screenplay was written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Suketu Mehta.
Roja: This popular Mani Ratnam's film won three National Film Awards, including Best Film on National Integration, catapulting Ratnam to national acclaim. Roja that released in 1992 stars Arvind Swamy and Madhoo in the lead roles.
Dil Se: This is another Mani Ratnam movie, which exposed the disparity between a terror-ridden Kashmir while showcasing the beauty of the state. Dil Se is a romantic movie featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Manisha Koirala and Preity Zinta.
Lakshya: Farhan Akhtar's movie features Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead roles. Hrithik plays the role of a lieutenant Karan Shergill, and the story is set against a fictionalised backdrop of the 1999 Kargil War.
LOC Kargil: JP Dutta's 2003 war drama film is based on the Kargil War fought between India and Pakistan featuring Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Karan Nath, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Rani Mukerji, Manoj Bajpai, Ashutosh Rana, Kareena Kapoor, Esha Deol, Raveena Tandon, Preeti Jhangiani and Mahima Chaudhry.
Shaurya: This is a military film with Kashmir as the backdrop.Shaurya, released in 2008, is directed by Samar Khan, starring Kay Kay Menon, Rahul Bose, Javed Jaffrey, Deepak Dobriyal and Minissha Lamba. The film is a remake of the 1992 Tom Cruise's courtroom drama A Few Good Men.
Sikander: Piyush Jha's 2009 film features Parzan Dastur in the titular role with R Madhavan, Sanjay Suri and Ayesha Kapoor in pivotal roles. The film has terrorism in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir as its backdrop.