Sam Bahadur: 7 Exciting Indian War and Spy Dramas Inspired by True Stories

Sam Bahadur: Meghna Gulzar’s movie Sam Bahadur is a heartfelt tribute to India’s first Field Marshal and legendary Army General, Sam Manekshaw, MC.

Sam Bahadur: 7 Exciting Indian War and Spy Dramas Inspired by True Stories
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From leading in World War II’s Burma campaign to the Sino-Indian War and the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War that birthed Bangladesh, Sam Manekshaw’s career played a crucial role in shaping India’s borders. The film stars Vicky Kaushal in the main role, along with Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Neeraj Kabi, Edward Sonnenblick, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.

Sam Bahadur

Now, if you enjoyed Sam Bahadur, here’s a list of seven gripping dramas you can watch right now:

Sardar Udham (2021) – Amazon Prime Video

Directed by Shoojit Sircar, this 2021 film explores the life of Udham Singh, a Punjabi freedom fighter.

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Raazi (2018) – Amazon Prime Video

Directed by Meghna Gulzar, this 2018 film follows an Indian RAW agent in a Pakistani family, gathering intel before the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) – Netflix

This 2020 film portrays Janhvi Kapoor as Gunjan Saxena, one of India’s first female combat aviators, during the Kargil War.

Border (1997) – Amazon Prime Video

A 1997 war drama directed by JP Dutta, “Border” recounts the real-life Battle of Longewala during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War.

Kesari (2019) – Amazon Prime Video

Set in the North-West Frontier Province, this 2019 film narrates the Battle of Saragarhi, where 21 Sikh soldiers defended against 10,000 Afghan invaders.

The Ghazi Attack (2017) – Amazon Prime Video

Inspired by true events during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, this 2017 film delves into the mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi.

Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) – ZEE5

Aditya Dhar’s 2019 debut film is a fictionalized account of the 2016 Uri attack, featuring Vicky Kaushal leading a Special Forces unit.

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