Breathtaking war movies in Hindi: Let’s get on the battlefield virtually!
“War is never good, peace is never bad.”
The scenario of war is an adversity. It is brutal and revolting. War movies also manifest the cruelty and dark side of humans. Besides innocent lives being taken away in such wars, it also puts an end to the dreams of those associated with them.
On the brighter side, wars have had a powerful impact on the film industry. It has perhaps depicted wartime behavior and shaped the way we think about the battles.
The action/war genre has received an enormous amount of audience in the history of Indian cinema. Here, I’ve listed down 5 such movies that have been made under this genre in Hindi, driving the audience crazy.
War movies in Hindi #1: Lakshya
Lakshya is a 2004 Indian Hindi-language war-drama film directed by Farhan Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, and Preity Zinta in the lead roles.
This film narrates the story of Karan Shergill, a lazy and clueless man who decides to join the Indian army after encountering an action film with his friends. Later, he finds it to be unendurable and quits the army. This decision costs Karan the respect of his family and lover, so he makes up his mind to return and prove his resilience.
The patriotic feeling that the film develops in every viewer is brilliant. The movie has absolutely no flaws and is truly inspiring. It beautifully gives out a message to all the youngsters that how important it is to be determined in whatever you do. Hrithik Roshan’s extraordinary performance and Farhan Akhtar’s breath-taking direction make it one of the most engaging Bollywood movies. This is one of the few war movies in Hindi I’d strongly recommend you to watch.
Rating – 7.9/10
Streaming on – Netflix
War movies in Hindi #2: Kesari
Kesari is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language historical action-war film written and directed by Anurag Singh. It was jointly produced by Karan Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta, and Sunir Khetarpal under the banners of Dharma Productions, Cape of Good Films, Azure Entertainment, and Zee Studios. The film stars Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles, Mir Sarwar, Vansh Bhardwaj, Jaspreet Singh, Vivek Saini, Vikram Kochhar, and Rakesh Sharma in supporting roles.
The film follows the events leading to the Battle of Saragarhi, a battle that happened between 21 soldiers of the 36th Sikhs of the British Indian Army and 10,000 Afridi and Orakzai Pashtun tribesmen in 1897.
The director, Anurag Singh has put his heart and soul into the film which makes it to be one of the unforgettable war movies in Hindi. All the elements in the film have been perfectly blended. The film has been able to put out a realistic feeling without much drama.
The climax just gives you Goosebumps and a feeling that is very hard to put into words. Akshay Kumar has proved his versatility once again and Parineeti Chopra has done justice to her role as well.
Rating – 7.4/10
Streaming on – Amazon prime video
War movies in Hindi #3: Madras Cafe
Madras Cafe is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language political action thriller film directed by Shoots Sircar. The film stars John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Raashi Khanna, and Leena Paul in lead roles. Madras cafe won the National Film Award for Best Audiography for Nihar Ranjan Samal (location sound recording) and Bishwadeep Chatterjee (sound design) at the 61st National Film Awards.
The story is about Vikram, an Indian Intelligence agent who visits Sri Lanka during the civilian war on a secret mission. There, he finds his efforts thwarted by his agency and learns that he has already been a part of an international conspiracy to kill the former prime minister of India.
This is one of the unique war movies in Hindi. The movie boldly shows the reality of politics and keeps you entertained throughout. The direction is a little dull but the acting by the lead stars is so intense that it covers up all the other faults in the film.
Streaming on- Netflix
War movies in Hindi #4 Uri: The surgical strike
Uri: The Surgical Strike is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language military action film directed and written by debutant Aditya Dhar. The movie is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and stars Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, and Kirti Kulhari. The film has received a huge amount of appreciation and is one of the highest-grossing Indian films.
Major Vihaan Singh Shergill of the Indian Army leads a surgical strike against a group of militants who attacked a base in Uri, Kashmir, in 2016 and killed many soldiers. This story of retaliation carries a load of emotions that is going to leave you awestruck.
URI: The Surgical Strike is one of the best and smartest war movies ever made in our country. The movie majorly attracts urban audiences and marks a historical turn around for Indian film making. The direction is absolutely wonderful. The acting, screenplay, and background music of the film sets the standards of an Indian movie to a whole new level. The emotions are so overwhelming that you cry along with the actors on the screen as well as celebrate the victory towards the end of the movie.
Streaming on- Zee5
War movies in Hindi #5: Aśoka
Aśoka is a 2001 Indian Hindi-language epic historical drama film directed and co-written by Santosh Sivan. The film is produced by Gauri Khan and Juhi Chawla. Aśoka received global recognition and was screened at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Ajith Kumar, Hrishita Bhatt, and Danny Denzongpa who have done a fabulous job in this historical drama. The movie is a dramatized portrayal of the life of one of the greatest Indian king, Ashoka.
Ashoka is sent on exile after a fight with one of his step-brothers. While away from the kingdom, Ashoka meets Kaurwaki and falls in love, but he must use his skills as a warrior to shield her. After Ashoka is embroiled in a dangerous and heartbreaking web of conspiracy, he decides to embrace a Buddhist path at the end.
It is a well-crafted movie. The movie is treasured for his picturization and on-screen performance. If you are a historical movie enthusiast, this movie is highly recommended by me.
Streaming on- Netflix
Well, these are some of the best war movies in Hindi I have on my list. So, gear up for some action-packed movies I have sorted out for you and have an amazing binge-watching time. Let us know about your favorite ones in the comments below. We will come up with some more great content and movie suggestions for you all soon. Take care and stay safe!