Directed by J. P. Dutta
Produced by J. P. Dutta
Starring Sunny Deol
Sunil Shetty
Akshaye Khanna
Jackie Shroff
Pooja Bhatt
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Puneet Issar
Sudesh Berry
Sharbani Mukherjee
Music Anu Malik
Distributed by J.P. Films
Release dates 13 June 1997
Running time 178 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office ₹610 million (US $9.1 million) Original&lt ₹1,491.1 million (US
$22 million) Adjusted

Border is a 1997 Bollywood war drama film based on the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. J. P. Dutta directed and produced this war epic which stars Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Pooja Bhatt, Puneet Issar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raakhee and Sharbani Mukherjee. It is the highest grossing Indian film of 1997and when adjusted for inflation holds as the ninth highest grossing Hindi film of the 90s decade. The movie is an adaptation from real life events that happened at the Battle of Longewala fought in Rajasthan (Western Theatre) during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and Bangladesh Liberation War. It is about how a band of 120 soldiers of the Punjab regiment of the Indian Army headed by Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri successfully defended their post all night against a whole tank regiment of the Pakistani Army (The casualties on the Indian side was highly exaggerated in the film), until assistance came from the Indian Air Force the next morning. The film was a critical and commercial hitin India.


The music is composed by Anu Malik while the lyrics are penned byJaved Akhtar. The songs of the film are not only popular in India but also in Pakistan.

  1. Humein Jab Se Mohabbat
    Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik 07:33
  2. Hindustan Hindustan
    Shankar Mahadevan, Sonali Rathod, Kulbhushan Kharbanda 08:12
  3. Sandese Aate Hain
    Roop Kumar Rathod, Sonu Nigam 10:19
  4. Mere Dushman Mere Bhai
    Hariharan 10:15
  5. To Chaloon
    Roop Kumar Rathod 08:21


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