Indo-China Conflict In Bollywood: Ahead Of London Confidential, Watch This Movie Based On Cross-Border War

While the upcoming film, London Confidential, shows the modern Indo-China war. Haqeeqat will take you back to the first war of 1962.

Kenneth Carneiro

September 3, 2020


3 min


London Confidential, an upcoming ZEE5 Original film, is based on the Indo-China conflict we are facing today. This film, created by popular crime writer Hussain Zaidi, is a modern spy thriller. It tells the story of 3 RAW agents who put their lives at risk to evidence on China’s role in the spread of the pandemic.

Watch the teaser for London Confidential here.

The Indo-China conflict today is mostly a covert battle and violent border skirmishes. However, this tension first exploded into a battle in 1962. The story of the first Indo-China war is aptly depicted in the 1965 war epic Haqeeqat. Here’s why revisiting this old classic today is definitely worth your while.

1. One of the finest Indian War Films

Haqeeqat is highly regarded as one of the best films about war from India. It was honoured with the National award and Filmfare award. In the 2016 Independence Day Film Festival, this was one of the films screened tor audiences.

2. Shows the reality of the 1962 war

This film is special because it is the story of a war that India lost. The film highlights the grief of war through the lives lost due to Chinese trickery. This 1965 film had some of the most realistic battle sequences for its time and shows the kinds of psychological warfare used by the Chinese military

3. Great team of actors and director

Chetan Anand delivered one of his biggest hits and pulled off a casting coup of sorts with popular actors like Dharmendra and Balraj Sahni starring in the film. Much of Chetan Singh’s style of telling the story of the Indo-China war is similar to JP Dutta’s 2018 war film Paltan, about our successful 1967 battle against China.

4. Meaningful lyrics and music

Legendary lyricist Kaifi Azmi and music composer Madan Mohan created songs that perfectly suit the emotional and brave stories from this film. Mohammed Rafi’s song ‘Ab Tumhare Hawaale Watan Saathiyon’ is a patriotic song from this film that is sung to this day.

5. Beauty of Ladakh

This film is special because it doesn’t jump into the thick of the battlefield. This film is shot in Ladakh and it depicts the beauty of the hills and the people whose lives were deeply affected by the war. Even in this black and white film the beauty of the region is something to look out for.

Watch this black and white film and other classics like Devdas, Awaara among others with the ZEE5 Club Pack only at Rs. 1 per day.

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