Disney+ Hotstar has dropped in a trailer of their new web series. The makers of 1962: The War In The Hills have clarified that it is a fictional take about one of the fiercest battles ever fought. For those unaware, in 1962 India went on a war with China. In this125 Indian soldiers of the battalion ‘C Company’ fought 3000 Chinese. The Indian troops were led by their leader Major Suraj Singh.
Beyond the story
Hailing from the village of Rewari, this is also a story about their personal battles, their life beyond their uniforms and their times of love, heartbreak, longing and celebration. They band together in the harshest battlefield and hold up a strategic pass that stopped the infiltrating army from taking over a prime airstrip fighting till their last breath to protect what truly belonged to the nation – Ladakh.
Star cast of 1962: The War in the Hills
Actor Abhay Deol dons a military uniform in 1962: The War In The Hills. He essays the role of Major Suraj Singh, the charismatic leader of ‘C Company’. The series also features Akash Thosar, Sumeet Vyas, Rohan Gandotra, Annup Soni, Meiyang Chang, Mahie Gill and Hemal Ingle.
This war drama is produced in partnership with Arré Studio and written by Charudutt Acharya. The series has 10 episodes and is directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.
Abhay Deol says, “To me, it feels like a personal responsibility to deliver the strength of Major Suraj Singh, to showcase his brave exterior as he leads his troop in a battle to the last stand, while also dealing with life as a father and husband. It’s an extraordinary story about courage that is relatable to everyone, no matter which community or culture they belong to.”
Mahie Gill says, “Even though it is a story of the past, it almost seems like a reflection of today’s time. There is equal focus on the families of these soldiers and that what makes it much more than just a war-drama”
1962: The War in the Hills will release exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar VIP on 26 February.