J P Dutta plans sequel to Border, approaches Def Min

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    J P Dutta plans sequel to Border, approaches Def Min:thumb:

    J P Dutta plans sequel to Border, approaches Def Min (26 May 2011 18:09)

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    2nd Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal

    New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) Planning to make a sequel of his 1997 blockbuster movie Border, veteran film-maker J P Dutta has approached the Defence Ministry for necessary clearance and logistical support to recreate the Indo-Pak war of 1971 in his next flick.
    Awaiting Ministry''s response, Dutta has chosen the story of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetrapal, who was awarded the highest gallantry award Param Vir Chakra (PVC), as basic plot for the movie, which will also focus on the role played by Indian Air Force (IAF) during the war.
    "His (Dutta''s) proposal is being studied. He has sought permission to use old tanks and aircraft to shoot the movie," defence ministry officials said here today.
    Dutta also has been meeting senior officials in the Ministry to push his case and has submitted a copy of his basic research on the subject.
    "This time he is focusing on the life of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetrapal PVC who died fighting a tank attack by Pakistan army in Sakargarh sector in Punjab," the officials added.
    The movie, once cleared by the Ministry, will be shot at various locations in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab. The scenes depicting the tank battle would be filmed in areas of Punjab.
    Dutta is known the war movies- Border and LoC Kargil- he has made. Though Border was a big hit, LoC Kargil flopped at the box office.
    While Army and IAF has shown keen interest in the project, difficult is being faced in arranging the old tanks aircrafts and uniforms.

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  3. Koovie

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    good news hope it will be more realistic than the first movie
     
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    hope some one made a movie on Abdul Hamid

    The citation for the Param Vir Chakra awarded to him reads: COMPANY QUARTER MASTER HAVILDAR ABDUL HAMID 4 GRENADIERS (NO 2639985) At 0800 hours on 10 September 1965 Pakistan forces launched an attack with a regiment of Patton tanks on a vital area ahead of village Cheema on the Bhikkiwind road in the Khem Karam Sector. Intense artillery shelling preceded the attack. The enemy tanks penetrated the forward position by 0900 hours. Realising the grave situation, Company Quarter Master Havildar Abdul Hamid who was commander of an RCL gun detachment moved out to a flanking position with his gun mounted on a jeep, under intense enemy shelling and tank fire. Taking an advantageous position, he knocked out the leading enemy tank and then swiftly changing his position, he sent another tank up in flames. By this time the enemy tanks in the area spotted him and brought his jeep under concentrated machine-gun and high explosive fire. Undeterred, Company Quarter Master Havildar Abdul Hamid kept on firing on yet another enemy tank with his recoilless gun. While doing so, he was mortally wounded by an enemy high explosive shell. Havildar Abdul Hamid’s brave action inspired his comrades to put up a gallant fight and to beat back the heavy tank assault by the enemy. His complete disregard for his personal safety during the operation and his sustained acts of bravery in the face of constant enemy fire were a shining example not only to his unit but also to the whole division and were in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.[2]

    Abdul Hamid (soldier) Biography, Abdul Hamid (soldier) Bio
     
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    I hope JP Dutta does not make a crap of a movie this time and uses skilled persons from hollywood for the movie to be atleast watchable. And please, no 10 songs in the movie. No unnecessary romance. Show the gory truth.
     
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    Come on ! Border was a classic :becky: (even though it was exaggerated etc etc)
     
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    A war movie is a war movie. Border did good in box office because of the songs, little about the story and no hell special effects.

    Saving Private Ryan, huh! The first scene of the landing of allied forces in Normandy Beach. Now that was a movie.
     
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    Even teen movie like Twilight has better special effects that the most advanced bollywod movies.
     
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    songs are ok. but no duets yaar......
    songs tell the pain of a soldiers who leave the home...
     
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    LoC Kargil had the potential to be a cracker but turned out to be a damp squib and rather cringeworthy. Hope JP saahab does justice to the plot and not churn out another bollywood masala trash.

    For inspiration he need not look far. Vijeta, the best Indian war film made to date. Lakshya was another well crafted film.
     
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    This could be India's version of Black Hawk Down guys suggest other interesting military actions that Indian armed forces took..

    IMHO J.P.Dutta should take Arun Khetarpal heroic actions but adapt it to the present Indian army that would be best.


    The only thing i like about Lakshya was the action sequence when they would launch frontal assault at Pakistani bunkers where they would direct MMG fire it was good
     
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    /\/\/\ Yes. Lakshya was a good movie. No crap Paindabad dialouges. Some unnecessary songs in the film, though.

    And there are many stories that can be made into awesome war films.
    1948, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1999. So many events. A good script writer, action director, visual effects team is needed along with a lot of money. And no song & dance please!

    Operation Meghdoot, Operation Cactus and many more that I am not aware of.
     
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    Less songs, less romance + better graphics + more focus on reality = a damn good movie

    I still remember that i got a pirated cassette which had border on it two days after its release.
     
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