the kargil girl

For a long time, Bollywood is focusing on making movies on real-life heroes. The movies too are getting due recognition from the audience harm Productions is planning to release a movie on the life of Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena, the first Indian female airforce pilot in combat. Sharan Sharma and Nikhil Mehrotra are the writers of the movie. Sharan is the director.  Netflix will be streaming the movie worldwide after its release. Dharma Productions announced the movie back in December 2018 and share the first look of the movie.

The Kargil Girl
Source: The Statesman

Gunjan Saxena was the first female Combat Aviator pilot, to fly in the combat zone during the Kargil War of 1999.

On June 9, 2020, Karan Johar posted a minute-long video of Gunjan Saxena, depicting her valor. 

Earlier, there were rumors that the movie will hit the cinemas and not the digital platforms. But, soon it became amongst the few movies to be released on online streaming platforms.

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“Dhadak” star, Jahnvi Kapoor is playing the lead role of Gunjan Saxena. In her recent Instagram post, she shared her experience. She said that it was very challenging for her to play the role of Gunjan Saxena and she learned to believe in herself.

Release Date:

Dharma Productions planned to release the movie on 13th March 2020, theatrically. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the date of release postponed to 24 April 2020.

Earlier Dharma Production was determined to release the movie only on theatres. Later, Netflix acquired the distribution rights. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl has become few of the mega-budget Bollywood movies to be released on the online streaming platform.

Netflix is yet to announce the release date of the movie.

Netflix released the trailer of the movie on 7th June 2020. The trailer received an overwhelming response. Of course, the audience has been waiting for the movie, for a long time now.

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Now, we will have to wait to see, if Dharma Production, with its huge budget, has done justice to the story of Gunjan Saxena, or is it another eye-candy entertainment.


  • Janhvi Kapoor as Gunjan Saxena
  • Pankaj Tripathi as Gunjan’s father
  • Angad Bedi as Gunjan’s brother
  • Manav Vij
  • Vineet Kumar Singh