It’s the weekend yet again and if you’re one of those people wondering what to do or you’re a movie buff waiting for next thing to watch, we’ve got you covered. Paltan is one of the films that has released across theatres today and we are giving you a low down of why you should give it a watch. There is something about war and loss that draws the audience to a theatre and that’s what Paltan has does. It is J.P Dutta‘s 3rd installment of war movies after Border and LOC Kargil.
Here are 5 reasons why you may want to bank on Paltan.
The name J.P Dutta should be enough to get you moving. The veteran director is famous for telling war stories that touch your heart and the same is true for Paltan. J.P Dutta channels the combination of hard-hitting patriotism and genuine emotion towards that people feel towards their country. As the writer and director of the movie J.P Dutta manages to show the courage and sacrifices these men and their families make so that we can sleep peacefully at night. J.P Dutta’s direction is definitely the first reason to get you to buy those tickets.
A Story Worth Retelling
Paltan tells a story that people don’t know about and it is most definitely a story that should be told of real-life heroes that fought to protect us and didn’t even think twice before standing in front of the enemy. It is based on a 1967 skirmish on Indian and Chinese troops near the Sikkim border, Nathu La pass that is a strategically important corridor between India and Tibet. It tells the story of a group of Indian army men that stood head to head to defend India. There are wars, Bravehearts and bloodshed, but what stands out about Paltan is the story that’s told.
That’s the whole point of the film to get you choked up by the end of it and you do. It hits you harder when you know that it is a true story that’s based on real-life characters that sacrificed their lives for their country. It reminds you of the famous, in unity we stand and divided we fall. The dialogues manage to do their bit, while the visuals and actors do their bit to get to that patriotism that is tucked away in every Indian. The rousing climax will leave you teary-eyed by the end of the film as well.
J.P Dutta manages to recreate the surroundings with such intensity that you end up wondering how hard it must’ve been for the actors to shoot in such situations. The shots and the surrounding are beautifully taken and are one of the best part of this film. The stunning wide shots give us the feel of the tough terrains and the weather that help build the story up to fruition.
Every single character speaks in inspiring and motivational quotes during the movie. So much so that you can probably make a list of all great quotes from it. Here are a few.
Arjun Rampal: No guts, no glory, no legend, no story
Sonu Sood: The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war
Jackie Shroff: Heroes do not choose their destiny, destiny chooses them.
These are just starters, there are many more peppered through out the movie.
The movie is one action packed film, keeping you engaged as to what will happen next even though you know the inevitable ending. The rousing climax is worth the wait even though up until then the movie seems a bit of drab. Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Choudhury, Harshvardhan Rane, Luv Sinha and Siddharth Kapoor fair well in their roles too.
All in all, the movie is a great one time watch that will have you teary eyed and proud by the end of it. After all, it’s a story of brave hearts that has remained untold so far.