1947 Two Soldiers
Directed by Sravan Gajabhinkar | Review by Ananya Jana
[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ife in the armed forces isn’t like any other. When you’re protecting your country’s borders it can’t be just another job, right? You’re not working for yourself. You’re doing it for your country and its citizens. You’re ensuring that they go about their lives usually even though your life is anything but that. It’s not easy to be so selfless and that’s precisely what makes these ordinary men extraordinary.
Nations need young soldiers in their armed forces who can withstand prolonged deprivations that push the limits of extreme physical hardship. History is full of daredevil heroics by young soldiers. Since there are no runners up in war, daredevilry in young soldiers is necessary as one mellows with age. Soldiers hang their uniforms at a relatively young age. Their regimented approach to life brings discipline into a workforce; this is so essential.
A Soldier’s Story contains outstanding performances by actors. The drama includes several parallels to the characters but is most effective in its messages about the virulence of racism which makes both the characters outstanding. It’s about two Indian soldiers Kishore & Mohan during the battle where they are outnumbered from the Military troop. Both of them fight against Pakistan’s Tribal Militia and during their journey Mohan martyred and Kishore alone survive and fight back against the militia. In this experimental film, director showcases the responsibility of a human being towards nations as well as their daily routine. Parvathi is also creating a significant impact in this film and her appearance makes plot perfect.
The role of the Indian Armed Forces is not confined to keeping a vigil on the highest battleground of the world, Baramulla forest, and fighting cross-border terrorism, but it also extends to helping people in distress. An Indian soldier, with the commitment of “Do or Die”, is worth an infinite number of salutes from the Indian citizens.
This story is so much more than a simple supernatural tale. It challenges our belief systems and forces us to look at things that were not meant to be seen. It is rich in history, legend, and characters, with a compelling plot that draws us into its secrets. As the story progresses, we become the main character, seeking to unveil the truth and discovering the ties that bind. The story is quite original. Furthermore, all the pieces come together in the end and somehow reach out and touch the audience heart.
Ananya Jana finished her master degree in Journalism and mass communication. She is the event coordinator. She loves to explore different genres of movie. She is a passionate writer and believes that real writing equals authentical writing without the veneer and excuses in order to reach the audience at a heart level. She believes that when she writes she comes alive and the energy zaps. Her passion for writing focuses on character-driven plotlines.