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5 reasons why Hotstar Specials’ 1962: The War in the Hills stands apart from all other war dramas


Inspired by true events, Hotstar Specials brings 1962: The War In The Hills – a tale about the soldiers who despite being outnumbered and armed with basic equipment stopped the infiltrating army in its tracks, which became one of the greatest last stands in military history – Jyothi venkatesh

Mahesh Manjrekar who has beautifully captured not only the war but also the personal lives of the soldiers

Produced in partnership with Arré Studio, this 10-episode war-drama has been written by Charudutt Acharya and directed by one of Bollywood’s finest filmmakers Mahesh Manjrekar who has beautifully captured not only the war but also the personal lives of the soldiers and what they left behind in service of the nation.

Now available in seven languages exclusively for subscribers of Disney+ Hotstar Premium and Disney+ Hotstar VIP, here’s why you must watch the war drama.

Bravery unlike any other the untold story of a valiant battalion

Almost 60 years ago, our soldiers stood strong to protect what truly belonged to the nation – Ladakh; a battle that continues to be fought even today.

Inspired by true events that take us back to 1962, 1962: The War in the Hills stands apart from all other war dramas as it brings alive the untold story of the 125 Indian soldiers who fought against 3000 Chinese in a crucial battle that changed the course of the war

Power-packed action sequences

1962: The War in the Hills has thrilling action sequences featuring soldiers of the C-Company battalion that will leave you awestruck.

Hollywood action choreographer Don Lee, best known for directing a host of spectacular franchises such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek Beyond among others, has choreographed all action sequences in the series giving each soldier a unique way of combat.

Abhay Deol starter

Actors Abhay Deol and Mahie Gill have brought their sparkling chemistry to the screen for the first time since 2009 in this series.

The war drama series also features an ensemble cast including Akash Thosar, Sumeet Vyas, Rohan Gandotra, Annup Sonii, Meiyang Chang, Rochelle Rao, Hemal Ingle and many more.

Whether it’s the soldiers, their families, or other pivotal characters, all of these actors have delivered phenomenal performances that make the series even more captivating.

Not a regular war series

Besides the bravery and valour on the battlefield, the war drama series also showcases the familial lives of the soldiers which makes the series even more engrossing.

From the tales of young soldiers falling in love to the challenges of parenthood, these stories will be relatable to all who watch them.

Moving music tracks

The extraordinary music in 1962: The War in the Hills elevates the viewing experience and heightens several emotions in the story – that of longing, pride, and service to the nation.

The series has a collection of seven songs, composed by Hitesh Modak, and sung by some of the finest singers including Sukhwinder Singh, Vijay Prakash, Salman Ali among others.

The original soundtrack ‘Hum Shaan Se Jalne Nikle Hai’ has touched the hearts of millions with its narrative of the many sacrifices of a soldier, and was even covered by the talented trio of Aditya Narayan, Monali Thakur and Raghu Dixit.

Hotstar Specials presents 1962: The War in the Hills, a 10-episode war-drama is Now streaming for subscribers of Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Disney+ Hotstar Premium.