The movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’s trailer has been uploaded on YouTube by Netflix India. The movie covers the story of Gunjan Saxena, the first female pilot in the Indian Air Force to go on a tour of duty. The trailer starts with the protagonist, Gunjan, speaking of her ambitions of becoming a pilot and her father being supportive of them. He supports her in chase of her dream regardless of what her family and the rest of the world think.
She is discriminated in the Air Force due to the gender distinction within the organisation. She is addressed as being weak, and it is often quoted that there is no place for weak people such as her within the defence services. Though her reputation quickly turns around when she is deployed in the Kargil War of 1999 in which she, along with Flight Leftenant Srividya Rajan, exfiltrates soldiers. She is awarded the Shaurya Chakra for her distinguished service during the war.
Gunjan Saxena is played by actor Janhvi Kapoor while her father by Pankaj Tripathi. Actors Angad Bedi, Vineet Kumar, Manav Vij and Ayesha Raza can also be seen in the trailer, playing major characters. The movie is directed by Sharan Sharma, who also happens to be the co-writer alongside Nikhil Mehrotra. It is a joint venture of Dharma Productions and Zee Studios.
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Finally the part of the journey we’re we can start sharing this story that we’ve all been so honoured to be able to tell. Here's the look into the world of #GunjanSaxena – The Kargil Girl ☺️ I hope you like it! Catch the film on August 12th, only on @netflix_in. @dharmamovies @zeestudiosofficial @karanjohar @apoorva1972 @pankajtripathi @angadbedi @vineet_ksofficial @manavvij @ayeshiraza @sharansharma @gunjansaxena123 @somenmishra @zeemusiccompany
Akshay Kumar shared the trailer and tweeted that this how the ascension of every dream should be, calling the story portrayed a truly inspiring story. He wished the best to the team and thanked Gunjan Saxena, for eliciting many to follow their dreams with similar courage and to soar higher.
Harr sapne ki udaan aise hi ho! Make way for the truly inspiring story of #GunjanSaxena – The Kargil Girl and all my best wishes to the team. To the real hero, Gunjan Saxena – thank you for inspiring many to chase their dreams with the same courage and soar higher! pic.twitter.com/uf5uqKc4WS
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 1, 2020
Shah Rukh Khan shared the trailer as well, writing that it was the story of a hero like no one else and wished love and luck to the crew for the inspirational film.
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is scheduled to be released on Netflix on the 12th of August.
— 🤍🌼 (@jkapoors) August 1, 2020
After watching #GunjanSaxenaTheKargilGirl trailer, I feel like @janhvikapoorr lived in this role and she puts her best in this movie for tremendous portrayal
#GunjanSaxena is not only an pilot who is also an Inspiration for many girls who are aiming their dreams in tough paths pic.twitter.com/k2Efpfg6Vi
— Ram (@sasiram410) August 1, 2020