LOC Kargil (2003)

 ●  Hindi ● 4 hrs 15 mins

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Patriotic and powerful, this multi-layered war drama is set against the backdrop of the 1999 Kargil War (Operation Vijay) around the LOC or Line of control between India and Pakistan and delves into the tremendous struggle and sacrifice of Indian soldiers, whose bravery ensure that India secured all its captured territories from the adversary.
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Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan

Crew: JP Dutta (Director), Karim Khatri (Director of Photography), Anu Malik (Music Director)

Genres: Action, Drama, War

Release Dates: 26 Dec 2003 (India)

Tagline: Heroes do not choose their destiny, destiny chooses them.

Hindi Name: ल.ओ.का. कारगिल

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as Lt. Vikram Batra, 13 JAK Rifles
as Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey, 1 / 11 Gurkha Rifles
as Kiran Adhikari
as Lt. Balwan Singh, 18 Grenadiers
as Captain Vijayanth Thapar - 2 Rajputana Rifles
as Major Jasrotia
as Col. Ravindran, 2 Rajputana Rifles
as Yogender Singh
as Sub. Digendra Kumar, 2 Rajputana Rifles
as Major P.S. Janghu
as Capt. Sanjeev Jamwal, 13 JAK Rifles
as Sub. Suganath Singh
as Yadav's wife
as Mithu / Twinkle (Batra's girlfriend)
as Santho
as Col. Bawa, 17 JAT
as Reena Yadav
as Simran
as Manoj's mother
as Maj. Rajan Adhumac, 13 JAK Rifles
as Lt Col. R. Viswanathan, 18 Grenadiers
as Major Asthana
as Maj. Padmapani Acharya, 2 Rajputana Rifles
as Lt Col. Y.K. - Joshi's wife
as Balwan Singh's girlfriend
as Charulatha Acharya
as Col. Khushal Thakur, 18 Grenadiers
as Hema
as Rampal's wife
as Captain Shashi Bhushan
as Capt. Anuj Nayyar, 17 JAT
as Lt Col. Y.K. Joshi, 13 JAK Rifles
as Maj. Deepak Rampal, 17 JAT
Supporting Actor
as Zakir Hussain
as Yadav
as Sepoy Sanjay Kumar, 13 JAK Rifles
as Captain Sachin Nimbalkar
as Lt. General




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Music Label: Saregama India Limited

Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Alka Yagnik

Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam

Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Roop Kumar Rathod

Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Sonu Nigam

Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Anu Malik
Heroes do not choose their destiny, destiny chooses them.
Filming Locations:
When Capt. Anuj Nayyar, attacks the Pakistani soldiers, it is daytime. But in the next shot it is completely dark.
It is the longest film made in Bollywood, with a run time of 4 hours 15 minutes.

Just like J. P. Dutta's previous war movie Border (1997), the Indian Military provided technical and material assistance during the production and filming of this movie. Weapons used in Kargil War like different variants of INSAS rifle family as well as the Famous Swedish Bofors artillery guns and BM-21 multiple rocket launchers. Air Force planes like Jaguars in bombing role and helicopters like Mi-17s and Cheetah were shown in casualty evacuation roles. Pakistani artillery shown were Indian field guns and 81 mm mortars. SLR stood for G3 rifles used by Pakistani Army.

The most expensive Hindi movie made (December 2003).

Tusshar was first offered Karan Naths role.

Shahrukh khan was first offered role of Sanjay Dutt but things couldn't worked out.

One of the longest films in the world with its 4 hour 15 minute-long screen play. Based on the story of Indian soldiers at Kargil and their war efforts against Pakistan (Operation Vijay), the movie attempted to give each character a good background story.

Real ammunition and weapons were used in this movie. Real Bofors FH-77B artillery were shown but the firing sequences were stock footage.

With a running time of 255 minutes, it is one of the longest Indian films ever made and fifth in terms of running time.