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Independence Day Special: Actors Who Did Justice To The Role of A Soldier

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There have been many who claim that there has been a rise in war films in recent times and they compare it with the political climate but the fact remains that patriotism has been a running theme in Indian cinema. Hindi cinema has paid numerous homage to the country and those who’ve laid down their life for the nation. However, not many have been able to fully portray nationalism and the pain that comes with war. One such example is Sidharth Malhotra’s turn as Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) in Shershaah which is earning rave reviews. On Independence Day, we catalogue some actors who’ve done justice to these roles.

1. Vicky Kaushal in Uri: The Surgical Strike

Uri movie poster

Made on a budget of INR 25 crores, Uri became one of Hindi cinema’s biggest hits in the last decade. Vicky Kaushal did a fantastic job as Major Vihaan Singh Shergill.

2. Hrithik Roshan in Lakshya

Hrithik Roshan in Lakshya movie

As Karan Shergill, Hrithik Roshan made Hindi cinema proud with his talent as a soldier.

3. Akshay Kumar in Kesari

Kesari movie poster

Is there anybody who doesn’t melt when Teri Mitti plays? Akshay Kumar played the role of Havildar Ishar Singh, a soldier in the British Indian Army who battled 10,000 Pashtun invaders along with 21 Sikh soldiers.

4. Manoj Bajpayee in 1971

Manoj Bajpayee in 1971 movie

Not many have heard of this film but Manoj Bajpayee’s portrayal of Major Suraj Singh is amazing to say the least.

5. Rana Daggubati & Kay Kay Menon in Ghazi

Ghazi Attack movie

Ghazi wasn’t a massive hit but the film managed to tell a story that hasn’t been attempted before and Rana and Kay Kay Menon did justice to their roles.

6. Sunny Deol, Suneil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna and the men of Border

Border movie poster

A movie that never fails to inspire even the most hard-hearted souls, every actor in Border deserves our praise for their masterful acting.


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