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5 movies and shows that pay tribute to the Indian soldiers and their families

It is the perfect time to pay tribute to the unspoken stories of our brave army men with India's 75th year of Independence.

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This year the audience has seen a mixed bag of content from creators, be it light hearted rom-coms, or even murder mysteries and thrillers. Yet, interestingly there has been a huge lineup of web-series and movie releases that focused on the lives and families of our Indian soldiers and their families.

In an effort to invoke the feeling of pride and respect amongst all of us, here is a curated list of web-shows and movies that will bring out the patriotic Indian in you while paying homage to the struggles and sacrifices our brave army men have faced while serving and protecting our nation.

  1. Bravehearts

‘Bravehearts’- The Untold Stories of Heroes is an anthology series launched by Dice Media. The web show is a unique five episode series which unveils the inspiring stories of bravery and sacrifice of our army men along with their families. Each episode highlights what inspired different individuals to join the Defence Forces, be it a ragpicker or a young widow of a martyr coping with the sudden death of her husband, or even a retired Colonel dealing with his son who is aloof from him. The talented cast of the show include- Shakti Kapoor, Omkar Kulkarni, Sayandeep Sengupta, Anushka Sharma, Varun Tewari, Anup Soni, Rohit Pargai, Gireesh Sahdev, Naman Jain, Nazneen Madan, Aadhya Anand, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, K.K Raina.

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Watch the series here: Dice Media

2. Major

Starring talented actors Adivi Sesh, Prakash Raj; Sobhita Dhulipala, the film is based on the life of an army officer Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who was martyred in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks that took place in 2008. The massacre brought chills to the nation and is remembered even today. Actor Adivi Sesh, in his Hindi film debut, plays the title character while doubling in as a writer of the movie. Having been applauded worldwide, the movie was released simultaneously in Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. To know more about the turmoil faced by this brave soldier dedicated to serve the country, make sure to add this to your watchlist.

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Watch the movie here: Netflix

3. Code M Season 2

Code M is a crime drama web series starring talented actress Jennifer Winget who plays the role of an Indian Army Lawyer Monica Mehra. In season 1, Monica discovers a conspiracy plot during her investigation of a military encounter case. The series stars Jennifer Winget (playing the lead), along with Rajat Kapoor, Seema Biswas and Tanuj Virwani. In season 2, the audience will get to see how Monica Mehra (Jennifer Winget) solves a murder conspiracy along with a lot more drama that comes her way this season.

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Watch the series here: Voot Select

4. Shoorveer

The fictionalized military drama presents the coming together of the Indian Air Force, Navy, and Army. Produced by Juggernaut Productions, the action drama series ensembles talented actors Makarand Deshpande, Manish Chaudhari, Regina Cassandra, Armaan Ralhan, Aadil Khan, Abhishek Saha, Anjali Barot, Kuldeep Sareen, Arif Zakaria, Faisal Rashid, Sahil Mehta, Shivya Pathani. As the story progresses, the audience will get a glimpse of aerial combat sequences which have never been seen on an Indian screen before.

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Watch the series here: Disney + Hotstar

5. Avrodh Season 2

Season 1, Avrodh: The Siege Within, featured the war thriller based on the theme of Uri Surgical Strike and the Indian Army. The makers are now back with Season 2 featuring actors  Abir Chatterjee, Aahana Kumra, Anant Mahadevan, Krishna Hebbale, Mohan Agashe, Neeraj Kabi, Rajesh Khattar, Sanjay Suri, Vijay Krishnan, and Major Rudrashish Majumder in the lead role along with other supporting stars. Inspired from the book- India’s Most Fearless 2, the OTT series unveils the course of an Additional Income Tax Officer, Pradeep Bhattacharya, who is also a Captain in the Indian army as he cracks an elaborate scheme that is being planned against the nation.

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Watch the series here: Sony LIV

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