A 2019 Pakistani Movie with a Theme Resonating ‘Fighter’

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Hey there, movie buffs! The big day has finally dawned – January 25, 2024 – and guess what? Hrithik Roshan’s much-awaited action-packed thriller, “Fighter,” has officially hit the screens! The buzz started with that heart-pounding trailer, and fans have been on the edge of their seats ever since, waiting for the cinematic spectacle promised by this war movie.

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Now, picture this: true events, a backdrop of IAF retaliatory strikes post the Pulwama terror attack in 2019, and voila – you’ve got “Fighter” serving up a tantalizing mix of action, drama, and romance. It’s not just a feast for the eyes; it’s a full-on cinematic banquet for all you enthusiasts out there.

But wait, there’s more! The cherry on top is the debut collaboration between Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone. Throw in the seasoned actor, Anil Kapoor, and what do you get? A trio of stellar actors portraying IAF pilots defending Indian skies against the PAF in a movie for the ages.

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Now, “Fighter” isn’t just about the visual treat; it’s on a mission to tug at those patriotic heartstrings. But here’s a quirky twist – our neighbors across the border decided to play in the same sandbox. In 2019, enter “Sherdil”, a PR move by the PAF. It had a familiar plot – young lad dreams of joining the PAF, battles IAF jets in the skies above Kashmir, mirroring the theme of “Fighter.”

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Love is in the air in both films, but with a twist – the leading lady in “Sherdil” isn’t a pilot, while Deepika Padukone takes the pilot’s seat in “Fighter.”

Now, before you jump to conclusions, let’s clear the air: “Fighter” and “Sherdil” might have some parallels, but one didn’t copy the other. Both dive into intense aerial battles between IAF and PAF, offering different perspectives and outcomes. It’s like comparing chalk and cheese – they might look similar at first glance, but each has its own flavor.

“Sherdil,” dropping less than a month after the IAF’s Balakot strike, is seen as a bit of a propaganda piece. On the flip side, “Fighter” takes a stand as a patriotic ode, spotlighting the sacrifices of those in service to the nation.

Now, here’s the irony kicker: Pakistani celebs calling out “Fighter” as anti-Pakistan when they’ve whipped up similar flicks like “Sherdil” and “Parwaaz Hai Junoon” in 2018. It’s a cinematic tale of two nations, each narrating its unique story. So, grab your popcorn, settle in, and enjoy the diverse perspectives that unfold on either side of the border!

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