Bhuj: The Pride of India is a 2021 Hindi Indian war film directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya. Set during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, it follows Indian Air Force squad leader Vijay Karnik, then in charge of Bhuj Air Force Base who, with the help of 300 local women, rebuilt the runway damaged in 72 hours.
The film features Ajay Devgn as Karnik, alongside Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, Sharad Kelkar, Ammy Virk, Pranitha Subhash, and Ihana Dhillon.
Principal photography began in June 2019 in Hyderabad, Kutch, Bhopal, Indore, Lucknow, Goregaon, Kolkata, and Dubai.
Production was suspended in March 2020 due to COVID-19 lockdown in India when filming was 90% complete; Devgn resumed filming in November 2020 and concluded in March 2021, bringing the film into post-production.
Initially slated for theatrical release on August 14, 2020 on Independence Day weekend, it was delayed by the pandemic and finally premiered on August 13, 2021 on Disney + Hotstar.
The film received mostly negative reviews from film critics, who criticized the film for its unrealistic writing, pacing, and situations, but praised the film for its visuals and cast performances.