More than 55 years after the Indo-China war, the bravery of Param Vir Chakra awardee Subedar Joginder Singh will be celebrated on the big screen. Titled 'Subedar Joginder Singh', the Punjabi film will also be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, in the summer of 2018. The first look of actor Gippy Garewal, who will be seen in the title role is out. The film, produced by Seven Colors Motion Pictures in association with Saga Music and Unisys Infosolutions, is touted to be the first ever biopic on the war hero. It also features Guggu Gill, Kulwinder Billa, Aditi Sharma, Rajvir Jawanda, Roshan Prince, Karamjit Anmol and Sardar Sohi, among others in pivotal roles.
During the 1962 war, Subedar Joginder Singh was commanding a platoon of unprepared soldiers, who were instructed to take positions in the adverse North East Frontier Area (NEFA) without any proper reinforcements.
Soon after taking their positions, they faced lethal and unanticipated attacks by 1,400 Chinese soldiers in three waves. It was his sheer mental strength that despite exhausting the ammunition and being hit by a bullet on the thigh, Subedar Joginder Singh kept motivating his soldiers against all odds. Not just that, he single-handedly killed more than 50 Chinese soldiers with bayonets. For his exemplary and unprecedented display of valour, the Indian government honoured him with the country's highest wartime gallantry award — Param Vir Chakra — posthumously.
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