The makers of FORCE 2 have dedicated the Bollywood movie's trailer to all the heroes who have sacrificed their lives for the nation. In fact, a special slide has been added to the trailer to salute the unrecognized martyrs of our nation.
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Team FORCE 2, like they spoke at FORCE 2 trailer launch, maintain that they want the Government of India to recognize and give respect to the unsung martyrs of the country who have given away their lives serving the nation.
The team wants to give a tribute to these unsung heroes and thus express their desire to visit Amar Jawan Jyoti in Delhi to voice their request and spread awareness, before taking the petition to the government.
They will be launching a petition in Delhi, addressing the Indian Government (and later the president) to recognize the uncelebrated martyrs of our country.
When John was asked what moved him to take the petition forward, he recollected an incident and shared, 'When I heard the real story of captain Kalia, while I was filming FORCE 2, I was completely moved. He was captured during the Kargil war by the Pakistani army, in the territory of Pakistan. India initially denied that he was an Indian soldier, leaving his father to struggle in court for Kalia to gain the recognition that an army man should have received at the very start. Even today, there are many unrecognized and forgotten martyrs from various intelligence agencies who need to gain recognition, if not celebrated. Our story is inspired from true life events and that's what makes FORCE 2 even more credible.'
He further adds, 'It's our humble request to the system to recognize those who have sacrificed their lives while serving the nation. It's disheartening that these people put their lives at stake, without giving second thoughts to whether their efforts or sacrifice will ever be recognized. We understand that revealing names of people who are currently serving, may lead to political or security issues, however it's a meek request that the long due pending cases of people get resolved, giving them their needed status and recognition in our society. Our petition is focused on giving a tribute to these unsung heroes, who should also be considered as hero.”
Director Abhinay Deo agrees that a recruit may be willing to abide by the clause of anonymity that an operation of such nature demands. ' But their families don't sign up for it. Why should they endure pain? As a country we must take care of them, and acknowledge the blood they have shed', says Deo.
'Once these spies are caught and disowned by the government, their family suffers a great deal. We should find a means to protect them from the backlash. Political compulsions may keep us from celebrating such people, but they shouldn't deter us from respecting their work', concluded Shah.