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LOC: Kargil (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | 12 December 2003 (India)
Based on the real story during Kargil war fought between India and Pakistan in 1999.


J.P. Dutta


J.P. Dutta, O.P. Dutta (dialogue)
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjay Dutt ... Lt Col. Y.K. Joshi, 13 JAK Rifles
Ajay Devgn ... Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey, 1 / 11 Gurkha Rifles
Saif Ali Khan ... Capt. Anuj Nayyar, 17 JAT
Sunil Shetty ... Sepoy Sanjay Kumar, 13 JAK Rifles
Sanjay Kapoor ... Maj. Deepak Rampal, 17 JAT
Abhishek Bachchan ... Lt. Vikram Batra, 13 JAK Rifles
Akshaye Khanna ... Lt. Balwan Singh, 18 Grenadiers
Nagarjuna Akkineni ... Maj. Padmapani Acharya, 2 Rajputana Rifles
Ashutosh Rana ... Yogender Singh
Rani Mukerji ... Hema (as Rani Mukherji)
Karann Nathh ... Maj. Rajesh Adhikari, 18 Grenadiers (as Karan Nath)
Manoj Bajpayee ... Gren. Yogender Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers (as Manoj Bajpai)
Kareena Kapoor ... Simran
Raveena Tandon ... Rampal's wife
Mahima Chaudhry ... Reena Yadav


LOC KARGIL is the story of Indian soldiers fighting in Kargil and being remembered by their family. There is Vikram Batra (Abhishek Bachchan), a daredevil soldier who won Param Vir Chakra for his bravery. Manoj Pandey (Ajay Devgan), a poet by nature laid his live and was served with Param Vir Chakra too. The toughest of all the soldiers was Lt. Balwant Singh (Akshaye Khanna) awarded the Mahaveer Chakra. Major Deepak Rampal (Sanjay Kapoor) was on leave when the call for war came. He was the backbone of the unit, awarded VIR CHAKRA. Lt. Col. Y. K. Joshi (Sanjay Dutt), a daredevil soldier was too awarded VIR CHAKRA. Captain Anuj Nayyar (Saif Ali Khan) for whom death was just another game lived his life and was awarded with Mahaveer Chakra. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Heroes do not choose their destiny, destiny chooses them


Drama | History | War


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Did You Know?


Sonu Sood was about to debut in the film but things didn't work out at that time because of his dates clashing with his debut film Shaheed E Azam. See more »


When Capt. Anuj Nayyar, attacks the Pakistani soldiers, it is daytime. But in the next shot it is completely dark. See more »


Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey: Ask your mother whether you are beautiful or not.
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Khush Rehena
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Roop Kumar Rathod
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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A Biting Criticism of LoC
13 April 2004 | by zscowlerhpSee all my reviews

First of all, the movie was 4 hours long. Normally it wouldn't be that much of a problem, but I think in LoC the movie just dragged on for too long. The assortment of actors and actors is incredible, save that fool Sunjay Dutt: his acting alone ruins any of the talent of the other actors. Usually I wouldn't be so harsh but I think in LoC he's especially bad. The dialogue is also way too deep; my 9 year old sister was really struggling with just following the plot. Moreover, I think the movie is too concerned with being popular with audiences than what the original screenwriters perhaps intended. What I mean is simply - the movie had the potential to send a strong message about the war, but the director got too bogged down with flaunting the cast, so much of the seriousness of the movie becomes lost. I think there's a shortage of good movies on all the fighting and violence that's going on, so part of my displeasure at LoC stems from that frustration; the younger generations of India, and indeed, of the world, need to be well-informed about the atrocities that are occurring. Movies like LoC turn the seriousness of the situation into a big joke. Slowly, we're brainwashing people and normalizing people to the idea that violence in the world is not as terrible, when in fact we need to be teaching the opposite. I think it'd be a waste of time to watch this movie, and while I was dumb enough to see it (I plead ignorance), I urge the denizens of the world to boycott this movie and any future movie that fails to relay the significance of world politics and makes a mockery out of war.

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12 December 2003 (India) See more »

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L.O.C. See more »


Box Office


INR400,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$223,793, 28 December 2003

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