Oh Suniel Shetty! Definitely a “you don’t get older, you just get better” kind of person. Every year you are getting better and better. And here are a dozen reasons why.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month! Very easy to remember, very hard to ignore. That’s when WWI officially ended. Over one million Indian troops served overseas, and 74,187 died. (2 million Americans served, and 116,300 died. Although the majority of those deaths were from the influenza epidemic, not battle)
Almost missed this one! Which isn’t that big of a deal, JP Dutta is important but not THAT important. Only, I really really love LOC Kargil (check out my two part post of favorite quotes!), and I am pretty fond of Refugee too. So I might as well scrape up a half dozen or so reasons to celebrate and love him on his birthday.
(Part 1 here)
After a brief break for lunch and recovery from an overdose of patriotism, I continue! This movie really does have the best heroic lines in it. I’m not even Indian, and its getting me all caught up in it!
Definitely getting more and more pumped for Airlift, especially since Akshay Kumar is about the only star who did NOT get to play a real life Indian hero in LOC Kargil. So it’s nice he is getting his chance now!
(Spoiler: The best quote of all is dead silence)
Happy 10 Days before Republic Day! And 6 Days before Airlift comes out! To celebrate, I have pulled out my “Vande Mataram” film pack. I could watch Lakshya and swoon over Hrithik in uniform, or The Legend of Bhagat Singh and swoon over Ajay in a hat, but somehow I am just feeling LOC Kargil!
LOC Kargil covers the “Kargil War” or “Operation Vijay” which lasted from May 3rd of 1999 to July 11. So, a 10 week war. The Pakistanis crossed the border in Jammu and Kashmir, India sent troops and pushed them back to the other side. So, a game of Kabaddi, but with guns and in the mountains. But I am not here for the incredibly detailed account of the war, I am here for every single hot actor of 2003 taking turns delivering awesome tough guy one liners, while in uniform!