Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl review: Good story but lacks mature acting.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) movie review.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) movie review.
GUNJAN SAXENA (2020) now streaming on Netflix.

Cast: Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, 
 Angad Bedi, Vicky Ahuja, Riva Arora, 
 Ashish Bhatt, Raunak Bhinder, Vineet Kumar, 
Gurnaaz Mittu, Rachana Parulkar, 
Abhiroy Singh, Kapil Tilhari, Maneesh Verma.

Director: Sharan Sharma.

Language: Hindi.

Cinematography: Manush Nandan.

Music director: 

Release date: 12 August 2020.

Running time: 1hr 52mins.

Genre: Biography, Drama.
What’s there in this film?.
It is another piece of Biography cake that released in this quarantine time.
There are many movies that have been released about the Kargil war in many languages. Gunjan Saxena (2020), there is also an iceberg about that Kargil war, but the whole film is an inspired story of Gunjan Saxena, a first female IAF combatant.
It is also a debut film for many, like it is a directorial debut for Sharan Sharma and also a first biopic film for Jahvi Kapoor.
The main lead of this story Gunjan Saxena role is played by Janhvi Kapoor, though she acted in two films, there is no that much mature acting.
The promising of this film is Pankaj Tripathi compare to heroine Janhvi Kapoor, he carried his part well by his good acting.
As usual, like their previous movie of Dharma Productions, the whole film is technically impressive, the cinematography works nicely portrayed the visuals of Kargil that times.
Background score is also an above-average one, that also intensified the scenes.
Though the film is about 2hrs, the screenplay holds the audience with its fast-moving pace.
What’s not there in this film?.

My thought is everything about this film is too good except Janhvi Kapoor because there are so much of proper good expression less scenes, you will definitely feel this while watching this film.
The fact is she tried hard to manage, but nothing worked, she totally ruined this good biopic story.
Star performance:

It fits Pankaj Tripathi.
Because of his good mature acting performance as a father of that Kargil Girl.

Its a story of first female IAF combatant Gunjan Saxena, the movie starts from her childhood, Gunjan Saxena’s dream was to become a pilot, but she was rejected because of their family, they were unable to pay the fee for that course (10lakhs) and also for that duration of that course (6years).
So she also started to give up her childhood dream, but that was renovated by her dad by encouraging his daughter to join IAF as a pilot.
From the starting, she was rejected by her colleagues for training, because of her gender as female, but that is also she won by her boldness and a passion towards her dream in Kargil war.

Good story but bad acting, my choice is it is better to read the books, rather watching these amateur films.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl rating: 

2.75/5 – Lots to improve (by Movie Laundry)

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