Bhuj: The Pride of India ending explained: Reconstructing the airstrip

Bhuj: The Pride of India narrates a courageous event during the Indo-Pak War of 1971. The period drama has been directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya and features an ensemble cast, including Ajay Devgn, Sharad Kelkar, Sanjay Dutt, Ammy Virk, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, and Pranitha Subhash. The movie is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

Bhuj: The Pride of India begins narrating the background in which the story is set. In 1971, when India deployed its force to East Pakistan to protect the population, Pakistan’s President Yahya Khan set up a plan to seize it back. He decided to capture Western India and make a deal to return it in exchange for East Pakistan.

The Pakistani Army initiates their operation but the Indian Army manages to get intel through a RAW agent in Pakistan, Heena Rehman (Nora Fatehi), trying to get revenge for her brother’s death at the hands of Pakistani agents. However, she gets caught red-handed while escaping and dies for her nation.

The Pakistani Army’s plan includes cutting all routes for the Indian Army to reach the Bhuj Air Base and take control over it. Their Air Force breaks the Bhuj Air Base airstrip so that no flights can take off or reach there.

The Pakistani soldiers, along with their tank, proceed to take control of the airbase through Vighakot, before the Indian army could do so. However, they will have to face 120 Indian soldiers on their way.

Military officer Ram Karan Nair (Sharad Kelkar) is made in charge of the challenging job of defending the Pakistani Army at the Vighakot Post with the help of Ranchordas Pagi (Sanjay Dutt), a scout of the Indian Army.

Meanwhile, Squadron leader Vijay Srinivas Karnik (Ajay Devgn) has to pull an almost impossible task to repair the damaged airstrip at Bhuj Air Base without the availability of repairers and workers, so that the reinforcements from Jamnagar can arrive.

Will officer Ram Karan Nair be able to defend the Pakistani Army with just 120 soldiers? Will officer Vijay Srinivas Karnik be able to repair the airstrip? Whose help will he seek without the availability of repairers? Will India to able to protect Bhuj Air Base from the Pakistani Army? 

Bhuj: The Pride of India ending explained in detail:

Aid from local villagers

To get the airstrip repaired, Officer Karnik seeks the help of the women of Madhapur. Sunderben (Sonakshi Sinha), a localite known for her bravery, supports Karnik in getring the airstrip reconstructed. However, other women initially show reluctance to do so as it involved the risk of their lives. But with his words full of patriotism, Karnik convinces them to contribute to the cause of the nation.

With 72 hours in hand, 300 villagers along with Karnik and his team work tirelessly to get the airstrip repaired. When they first complete the task at hand, the Pakistani Airforce destroys the airstrip again. But it isn’t enough to break their courageous spirit as they get the construction done once again, making the base safe for landing.

Intense battle at Vighakot Post

On the Vighakot post, Officer Nair and Pagi await the arrival of Pakistani soldiers and make attacking plans in the meanwhile. Pagi comes up with the idea to close the mouth of the sea and built a dam with explosives under it. 

Pagi also deceives Pakistani soldiers with fake intel, which works to benefit the Indian side during the war.

Both sides get into an intense battle, with the Indian soldiers trying to hold the Pakistani soldiers as long as possible, ensuring their mission fails.

The risky landing

From Jamnagar, Flight Lieutenant Vikram Singh Baj (Ammy Virk) attempts to fly with 500 soldiers to Bhuj Air Base. Lieutenant Baj succeeds in taking off but the front wheel of the aircraft gets damaged in the process. When he comes to know about it, he asks Officer Karnik to bring a trolley for the landing. But unfortunately, the trolley also gets destroyed during the attack. 

Officer Karnik decides to get the plane landed on the back of the truck, and informs the same to Lieutenant Baj. But this is a high-risk idea as the landing will increase the truck’s speed to 400 km/hour, which can make the truck tires explode.

Officer Karnik still continues with the plan and after a long chase, he achieves triumph.

The brave soldiers at the Vighakot post sacrifice their lives fighting an intense battle. As more soldiers arrive to get control of the situation, Yahya Khan’s plan comes to fail.

With India emerging victorious, a new country, Bangladesh, gets created and is returned to its people.

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