Set during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, JP Dutta’s epic war drama, Border, chronicles the events of the Battle of Longewala in the Thar Desert. The conflict sees 120 soldiers from the 23rd Battalion of the Punjab Regiment face off against nearly 3,000 Pakistani soldiers. The unit is commanded by Major Kuldeep Singh (Sunny Deol), who refuses to leave his post and decides to hold off the enemy until reinforcements arrive. The film also stars Akshaye Khanna, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, and Pooja Bhatt, among others.
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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
This iconic starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol centers on a love story that spanned a decade. The duo play college best friends Rahul and Anjali, who break up when the former falls head over heels in love with new student Tina (Rani Mukherji). Years later, Rahul is revealed to be a single parent raising his daughter – also named Anjali – after Tina dies during childbirth. On her eighth birthday, little Anjali is introduced to her namesake via a letter from her late mother and vouches to reunite her father with his former best friend. The film also marks Karan Johar’s directorial debut.