Janhvi Kapoor starrer Hindi biopic movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is all set for a digital release directly on the OTT platform Netflix. The decision for release on Netflix comes weeks after the ongoing lockdown due to worldwide pandemic. Netflix took Twitter to announce the release of the film.
About Gunjan Saxena Movie
The biographical drama movie starring Janhvi Kapoor is based on a real-life Indian Air Force women pilot named Gunjan Saxena. Gunjan became India’s first women air force pilot to go in a war zone. Gunjan Saxena along with Srividya Rajan became the first women pilots when they ventured into a war zone during the Kargil War of 1999. The pilots flew Cheetah Helicopter in 1999 over Pakistani soldiers in the Kargil area where Pakistanis were firing bullets and missiles on all the Indian helicopters.
The movie is based on Gunjan’s real life right from the birth where she dreamed of becoming a pilot. Despite being a woman, she faced all the odds right from the childhood. Often being touted that women are not even able to drive a car how come these women could possibly fly a plane. Gunjan having full trust in her father, achieved her goal of becoming an IAF pilot. She not only saved the lives of soldiers but defended her country as well.
Release Date Of Gunjan Saxena Movie
The first look of the movie was shared by Janhvi Kapoor on her Twitter handle on 26th December 2018. The photography of the movie commenced in February 2019 and the shooting was wrapped up in October the same year. A big part of shooting for the movie was done in Lucknow.
The movie was set to release on 13th March 2020. However, a sudden spark of COVID-19 infections delayed the release. The date was further pushed back to 24th April, 2020. Due to the rising number of cases, the release was again delayed. Looking at the present scenario where it seems no scope for a release, makers have decided to release Gunjan Saxena movie directly on the OTT platform Netflix. The decision comes days after several Bollywood movies such as Gulaabo Sitabo, Ghoomketu, Laxmmi Bomb made decisions to release on the OTT platform.
Netflix has not confirmed the date of release for the Gunjan Saxena movie. In a short teaser released Netflix mentioned arrival as “coming soon”. According to several agencies, the release of Gunjan Saxena movie is set anywhere between mid-July and end-July.
Gunjan Saxena Movie Cast
Jahnvi Kapoor as Gunjan Saxena
Pankaj Tripathi as Gunjan’s father
Angad Bedi as Gunjan’s brother
The movies also features Vineet Kumar Singh and Manav Vij.
Gunjan Saxena movie is jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Zee Studios. It is Sharan Sharma’s debut movie as a director.