Cast: John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani
Director: Abhishek Sharma
Story, screenplay & dialogues: Saiwyn Quadras, Sanyuktha Chawla Sheikh, Abhishek Sharma
Production company: JA Entertainment, Zee Studios, KYTA Production
Music directors: Sachin-Jigar, Jeet Gannguli
Background music: Sandeep Chowta
Cinematographers: Aseem Mishra, Zubin Mistry
Editor: Rameshwar S.Bhagat
Release date: 25-05-2018
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 9mins
Genre: War, Action, Drama
Based on the nuclear test done by Indian Army in 1998 at Pokhran, Rajasthan.
The content chosen is unique and easily pulls in the interest. Screenplay is gripping in most of the parts, scenes which deal with the core plot are superb intense. Dialogues are sensible, clap worthy as they are crisp and on point. Direction is neat and there’s a maturity with Abhishek Sharma handling things. John Abraham is fit and apt for his Army officer role. Diana Penty, Boman Irani and rest of the side artists have supported the flow like pillars with wonderful presence. Sandeep Chowta’s background music easily blends with the situations. Rameshwar S.Bhagat’s editing is tidy and there’s no big lag in the narration. Costumes and stunts are decent. Hats-off to the art department for their exceptional work, the set work and the research accessories used are so authentic. The details gathered and delivered regarding the story are informative. The flavor is different and so pulling factor is strong. Patriotic moments are emotional and thus the film connects well.
Film starts on a slow pace with too many commercial compromises in the beginning. There are certain speed-breakers and unwanted distractions from the main plot in the middle portions which could’ve been avoided to make the movie much more real. John Abraham’s performance is okay, his expressions are just mild. Songs are average and appear as hurdles to the flow. Cinematography dips in lot of places as the aerial shots completely blurred. VFX makes the visuals fake at few portions.
TO CONCLUDE – A quality content driven patriotic drama with enough intense moments.
Movie Rating – 3/ 5.
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