The first trailer of Bhuj: The Pride of India has been released today and the film takes us to the 1971 India-Pakistan war with some heavy-duty action sequences and dialogues.
Bhuj The Pride of India starring Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Ammy Virk, Nora Fatehi, and Sharad Kelkar is directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya and will release on Disney+Hotstar on August 13.
Ajay will be portraying as IAF Squadron leader Vijay Karnik, who was in charge of the Bhuj airport at the time of the war, and how he saved the area from the Pakistani army by re-constructing an entire IAF airbase along with the help of 300 women from a local village in Madhapar.
In the real war, the airstrip was destroyed in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, in airstrikes in which Pakistani bombers dropped napalm bombs. The airfield was raided 35 times in 14 days with attacks by 92 bombs and 22 rockets. It was rebuilt during wartime with the help of 300 women from the nearby village of Madhapar who were given 72 hours to complete the task.
In 1971 war the Air Force base commander was Squadron Leader Vijay Kumar Karnik. He and his 2 officers with 50 air force and 60 DSC personnel did a great job of keeping airbase operational despite sustaining very heavy bombing from Pakistan.