Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl movie review: Pankaj Tripathi no doubt shines in his role but I think Janhvi Kapoor could get better as she goes along, but as nominal performance-wise, she is still a work-in-progress actress. However, She was good in her small part in Ghost Stories and after Dhadak, I was expecting more from her.
Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl movie cast: Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Angad Bedi, Manav Vij
Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl movie rating: Three Stars
Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl movie director: Sharan Sharma
Gunjan Saxena Movie Review
It is the story of the first Indian Air Force woman pilot, Gunjan Saxena, who was part of the Kargil war (1999), played character role by Janhvi Kapoor, seems a ready-made movie material, and that made her want to fly so bad with braved concerted antagonism in a tough male-dominated field.
The Born-in-Lucknow Gunjan, played by Janhvi Kapoor, is sky-struck from childhood age. The film has numerous scenes like when she was fighting for a window seat with her older brother (Angad Bedi) during a flight, pulling away from the conventional route of good girls getting a degree-and-getting married, and being buoyed by her best supportive father (Pankaj Tripathi), for her determination to become a pilot.
Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl movie is a mixed bag. Jahnvi Kapoor featured as Flt Lt Gunjan ( who punctuated by giving her strong performance in the short film Ghost Stories) after Dhadak, has a strong presence role, an inspiring story of the film. Although, Janhvi shines with her soft performance but it could be better. But what really matters for me is a mind-blowing director and co-writer Sharan Sharma’s (credited earlier as asst-director on Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani), who has worked fantastically and focus on the daughter-father relationship.
Becasue Of Pankaj Tripathi evolves as an on-screen father, the gets a little bit comedy in mood.
Expecting From Janhvi, she could get better as she goes was along star, but as performance-wise, she is still a work-in-progress. However, She was so good in her small part role in Ghost Stories, and after that, I was expecting more from her.
As a smart reviewer in movie scenes, there is no visible pancake, the same style of flyaway hair and the uniform seems like worn as one, not a tightly-clinched outfit, which could not make her look so real. She was looking like Unregistered lodestar around which the film and its characters revolve, however, the supporting cast is pure solid, even if defined only by what it can do for Gunjan. Tripathi, as the real wind beneath her wings, is too good an actor to be hidden, but everyone else, including Angad Bedi who is given clunky lines around worrying about ‘Gunjan’s safety, Manav Vij, as a senior officer who backs her, or Vineet Kumar Singh, a co-pilot who moves from hostility to like, could have been written with more depth, and flavor.
The story is good, based on a real incident but Janhvi Kapoor could be better, overall film is a good but could be more.
The best part after watching the whole movie, and truly deserves a silver medal, for its showing to steer clear of chest-thumping, flag-waving, ugly jingoism, and Pankaj Tripathi comedy and killing acting.
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