This is the story of the Indo-China war of 1962 (otherwise called ‘Sino-Indian’ war) – a war that showed to the world the ailment of teaching of Panchsheel without an intense and prepared ordnance to back it. This is the tale of the immense sons of our homeland who were sent to be the conciliatory sheep for the considerable Chinese devour while the nationals of the country they protected enjoying the festival Diwali and the administration they spoke to was caught up with giving guide to Congo and Korea. It was this war which for all intents and purposes made Nehru extremely upset to such a degree, to the point that he never recuperated from that.

The film’s principle plot concerns a small unit of Indian troopers in the uneven territory of Ladakh who are viewed as dead however are saved by Ladakhi tribesmen and by Capt. Bahadur Singh (Dharmendra). They are made a request to withdraw from their post as the Chinese have encompassed them. Capt. Bahadur Singh and his better half Angmo (Priya Rajvansh) kick the bucket holding the Chinese under control so their confidants can withdraw to security. In any case, even the withdrawing officers are intensely dwarfed and surrender their lives for the nation.

Imagine soldiers with fingers gone numb on their triggers, sitting tight for a request that never came. Offspring of the homeland butchered all at once to take the ethical high ground on the world stage. An armed force advised to shield boondocks with obsolete rifles and lacking slugs in its arms stockpile, against a very much prepared adversary. An administration unequipped for giving its protectors the fundamental attire to safeguard itself from gnawing chilly and desensitizing ice however prepared to give up them at the primary clue of risk.

“Saans Thamti Gayi; Nabz Jamti Gayi;
Phir Bhi Badte Kadam Ko Naa Rukne Diya;
Kat Gaye Sar Humare To Kucch Gham Nahin;
Sar Himalay Ka Humne Naa Jhukne Diya.”

Having said that, the director of the film Chetan Anand has splendidly woven show and history together on his true to life canvas so one really experiences history since the actualities have not been contorted and history has been permitted to take after its actual course. Indeed, even up to the degree of demonstrating the delicate reactions of the legislature that neglected to battle the war when the officers were prepared and willing to do as such. One can without much of a stretch say that Chetan Anand has without a doubt made and coordinated the best war motion picture ever since the motion picture conjures a feeling of pride as well as conveys a tear to the dry eye as one experiences the turmoils of the warriors who battle with relinquish to spare their homeland. Faultfinders may contrast and call the motion picture promulgation however then all devoted motion pictures feast upon purposeful publicity. Still this motion picture is distinctive on the grounds that it likewise demonstrates our deficiencies in an unpretentious way.

Zee Classic’s tribute to Indian Soldiers


Watch ‘Haqeeqat’ this independence day on Zee classic at 9 am.