The Sino-Indian war of 1962 happens to be a painful, yet, a proud remembrance for Indians owing to the extraordinary courage and valor of the Indian soldiers. It takes us back to the time when our nation had just freed itself from the shackles of British rule only to be split into India and Pakistan. While the nation was still healing from the wounds of colonization, China attacked on October 20, 1962. The said attack came as a surprise, since both nations shared a long friendly ties in the past, giving the Indian forces little time to prepare for this war that was simultaneously carried out from Aksai-Chin to Arunachal Pradesh.
In response to this sudden and unexpected attack, the brave Indian soldiers carried out their duties offering a strong and valiant retaliation against the enemies. The Sikh Regiment 1 of the Indian Army was guarding the border of Tawang sector at Tongpen La, IB Ridge, Bum La against numerous Chinese enemies put up a valiant fight despite being heavily outnumbered by the Chinese. It was here that Subedar Joginder Singh, the commander of 11th platoon of Delta Company, went over and beyond the call of duty to keep the morale of his men boosted. In fact, history proves that the Sikh soldiers stood strong against the Chinese attacks even though they were substantially outnumbered and almost out of ammunition. However, Subedar Joginder Singh, despite being shot in the thigh, did not retreat to safer grounds. Instead he along with his men held fast and continued to fight on displaying the ultimate level of love for their motherland and an unforgettable devotion towards duty.
Salute to this great man!
Unfortunately, the sacrifices of the soldiers are very conveniently forgotten. But, the film, inspired from the life of Subedar Joginder Singh, is all set to bring this man, who is synonymous with courage, self-sacrifice and extraordinary bravery, back to life. To detail the narrative the makers of the film have delved into the annals of history to bring out the events and incidents of his life, most authentically. As far as the locations chosen for shooting this highly anticipated biopic of Subedar Joginder Singh is concerned, to call them challenging would be an understatement! It has been shot in extreme weather conditions of Suratgarh, where the mercury soared to melting levels, and it has been filmed in bone-chilling climate of Drass, Kargil where the temperature drops below freezing point!
Seven Colors Motion Picture Pvt. Ltd. – the production house dedicatedly working towards the making of this film are appearing to be the most prominent ones amongst contemporary Production houses. In the era of easy going, and commercially viable film making, this particular production house chose a subject which is of huge significance to the entire nation. That’s a change of pace for Punjabi cinema! So much so, that sources reveal that Seven Colors Motion Picture, is the only production house in Punjab which manages end-to-end value-chain of film production; right from the scripting to the release of the of films (theatrical, digital) is managed in-house.
Behind the scenes footage released by the makers is sending shivers down everyone’s spine for obvious reasons. Biting cold temperature, trekking across rough and bumpy terrain, turbulent winds in Drass-Kargil on one hand, and uninterrupted working in the scorching and sultry weather of Suratgarh, Rajasthan on the other, didn’t stop the crew from doing their bit to make this film possible.
This much anticipated biopic of the Param Vir Chakra recipient ‘Subedar Joginder Singh’ is all set to release on the April 6, 2018 worldwide.