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Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)

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A look at India's second confidential nuclear test series at Pokhran led by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, during the time of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure.

Director:

Abhishek Sharma

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Saiwyn Quadras, Sanyukta Chawla Shaikh (as Sanyukta Shaikh Chawla) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Abraham ... Capt. Ashwat Rana
Boman Irani ... Himanshu Shukla
Diana Penty ... Capt. Ambalika
Anuja Sathe ... Sushma
Vikas Kumar Vikas Kumar ... Major Prem Singh
Yogendra Tikku Yogendra Tikku ... Dr. Naresh Sinha
Aditya Hitkari Aditya Hitkari
Ajay Shankar Ajay Shankar ... Puru Ranganathan
Darshan Pandya Darshan Pandya
Mark Bennington ... Daniel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shyam Bhagat Shyam Bhagat
Zachary Coffin ... CIA Officer Stephen
Satinder Singh Gahlot Satinder Singh Gahlot ... Suresh Yadav
Tan Raj Ghale Tan Raj Ghale
Rohan Khatri Rohan Khatri ... Sardaar Driver
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Storyline

Captain Ashwat Raina's efforts to turn India into a nuclear state are at first met with criticism and then years later, with an offer from the government. With the help of Himanshu Shukla, the Prime Minister's principal secretary, he leads a team to conduct a second nuclear test series. The only major threat lurking is the American Lacrosse satellite which caught the first test preparations, further causing America to warn India about such future tests. With their patriotic hearts and unbreakable spirits, Ashwat and his team race against time to conduct the tests confidentially while the country's worsening political scenario as well as the presence of spies from US and Pakistan puts them into both mental as well as physical challenges. Written by Prashast Singh

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

1998, India: one secret operation, six Indians shocked the world, made India proud.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

25 May 2018 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Parmanu See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Trivia

The movie is based on the nuclear test conducted by Indian Army in Pokhran, Rajasthan in 1998. See more »

Goofs

Logo of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, which is shown in the movie, was not available in 1998. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Ashwat Rana: What we thought was for the nation. What we did is for the nation. And what we got will be for the nation.
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Crazy Credits

A lot of real-life footage has been used in the film. See more »

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Features Mahabharat (1988) See more »

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Jitni Dafa
Lyrics by Rashmi Singh and Virag Mishra
Music by Jeet Gannguli
Performed by Yasser Desai
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Just watch this film. An epic proud Indian moment awaits you.
25 May 2018 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

It's a shame that I really had almost no idea about the event it's based on. That very event changed the world's perspective towards our nation and it was indeed a proud moment for us all. PARMANU: THE STORY OF POKHRAN is a mindblowing film. It not only stays true to the event but also makes sure that those who didn't know about it would be able to experience it in a stylish way.

PARMANU is a very tightly scripted film. There are thrills, drama and some cool action. Everything is balanced so perfectly that I felt it couldn't get any better than this. There's almost no flaw to find and the lack of musical numbers ensures that a wider audience embraces the film. There are no commercial compromises, and the director has mixed all the elements perfectly to give you a touching patriotic story which proves that unsung heroes can be remembered and honoured on any day.

John Abraham is fabulous in this film. He plays a different kind of role and impresses totally, especially in the climax and an action sequence in the second half. Well, I didn't really need to say that since we all know that he's an action hero. This time, he doesn't really play one, but still reminds us of the excellence with which he has mastered this genre. Boman Irani is extraordinary: give him any role and he's gonna play it his way, the perfect way. Diana Penty is impressive and her character is neatly written. Rest of the cast does a splendid job.

The review would be incomplete without praising the film's director, Abhishek Sharma whose skilful direction has helped the film become what it became: A perfect entertainer and thought-provoking historical action drama/thriller which also allows for some natural humour to breathe in.

Enough of the bashing by critics. This film is awesome and is capable to entertain all ages. PARMANU: THE STORY OF POKHRAN is much more than just a history lesson: it's a phenomenal historical saga which realizes its strengths and thus chooses to remain totally realistic. If you like action dramas/thrillers based on real events, then I would like to congratulate you, since you're definitely in for a treat.


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