THE WAR WITHIN : Of Duty & Humanity
There are war movies, there are movies that celebrate the glory of the Indian Army, comedy scoops on war but rarely, we come across a human story amidst this volatile situation between India and Pakistan.
Directed by Amarpreet Chhabra, and featuring Arjan Bajwa, Shubhangi Latkar, Rajendra Chawla, Namrata Thapa and Sumit Sandhu ( spl app), THE WAR WITHIN is not just an anti war movie, it’s an emotional cry, an appeal that pinches your soul while your heart blossoms on your achievement on thwarting the opponent.
The short film was premiered at the ongoing 9th Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai yesterday. Ex CBFC chief and filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani was the Chief Guest and the movie received praises for its stimulating emotional connect.
The story of a Pakistani soldier who goes into a soul steering dilemma during the Kargil War throws questions and reaches to a probing climax. Said to be made with the involvement of likeminded individuals, the actors for example who did their part honestly without bargaining on the compensation, director Amarpreet Chhabra is overwhelmed by the gesture and the response at the festival yesterday.
“It’s an emotional journey and I am overwhelmed that people are looking at the other side of the war with a eye and heart of a human notwithstanding their nation/country of origin, am thankful to writer Atul Sharma for penning this emotional adage and we hope to push this forward to other major festivals”.
Director Amarpreet Chhabra is hoping that his emotional war cry, THE WAR WITHIN gets the required chorus in festivals and is hoping to echo the emotions on the digital platforms later.
THE WAR WITHIN is produced by Harsh Kumar with cinematography by Vineet Malhotra, Mukesh Thakur is the editor and Sunil Singh has given the music. The movie had its first screening at the 9th Edition of Jagran Film Festival.