By Yohan P Chawla
In the days between the dastardly attack on the Indian convoy in Pulwama and right up to the second surgical strike, this time by air, by 12 IAF Mirage 2000 fighter jets at 3.30 this morning, there were several expressions of tribute to and solidarity with the brave hearts who lost their lives in the terrorist attack.
One that has stood out has been a truly sensitive film saluting the martyrs. This one is from Star India, which released it quietly and has been giving it airplay across its channels, emotionally connected with the mood of the nation.
Whether you’ve been experiencing the throes of sorrow at the terrible loss or feeling furious and outraged, you will resonate to this film. As we go about the hurly-burly of our businesses, let us pause, take a minute or two, and remember the martyrs through this soul-stirring tribute.
Watch it here, on Star India’s Twitter feed:
— Star TV Network (@starindia) February 23, 2019
WE WILL NOT FORGET, WE WILL NOT FORGIVE:We salute our martyrs of Pulwama attack and stand with the families of our martyr brothers. This heinous attack will be avenged. pic.twitter.com/jRqKCcW7u8
— 🇮🇳CRPF🇮🇳 (@crpfindia) February 15, 2019
1000 kgs bombs dropped on terror camps with pin point accuracy. Forget about camps being destroyed, they would have been vaporised.
— Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) (@majorgauravarya) February 26, 2019
The sensitive film uses what is perhaps our most stirring Hindi film song of supreme valour and sacrifice by the armed forces, Ae Mere WatanKe Logo as the musical underlay, and does something that perhaps no other video tribute has done—it shares the image and name and rank of every single martyr, and salutes them through a simple narrative that fades in and out and dissolves every so slowly across succeeding images of the bravest of the brave heroes.
The research and effort to get every martyr’s picture, the narration in black and white, with the best stanza from Ae Mere WatanKe Logo, Kya Log The Wo… will bring a lump to your throat, every time you watch this.
The simple film was conceived of by the in-house creative team at Star, which we believe has come up with a sensitive and heartfelt tribute.