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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 lead by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, during the time of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure.

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Credited cast:
... Capt. Ashwat Rana
... Capt. Ambalika
... Himanshu Shukla
... Daniel
Yogendra Tikku ... Dr. Naresh Sinha
Ajay Shankar ... Puru Ranganathan
Prahlad ... Son
... Stephen
Rohan Khatri ... Sardaar Driver
... Prahlad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shyam Bhagat
Satinder Singh Gahlot ... Suresh Yadav
Tan Raj Ghale
Aditya Hitkari
Vikas Kumar ... Major Prem Singh
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A look at India's second confidential nuclear test series at Pokhran lead by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, during the time of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure.

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

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The exact model of Car/Jeep shown in movie used by team Tata Sumo, was not available back then in 1998. That time Tata Sumo was not available in metallic red colour and decal ( graphic stickers ), rather only available in plain white colour. See more »

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While John Abraham is taking tuition classes, the matter on the black board keeps changing between camera shots. See more »

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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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Features Yaraana (1995) See more »

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Jitni Dafa
Lyrics by Rashmi Singh and Virag Mishra
Music by Jeet Gannguli
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A must watch patriotic film. John's career best.
25 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

Directed by Abhishek Sharma, Parmanu is a film based on true incident of nuclear testing in India (1998). Film features John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani and Anuja Sathe in prominent characters. It speaks about the historical event of India becoming a nuclear state.

First of all, let me tell you frankly that I was not going for this movie till the last night. Somehow I felt that it's going to be a boring film as what will they show about nuclear test! But last night, I read one tweet praising about it. So I made up my mind to take a risk. Believe me, I am extremely satisfied now!

What went through during the test of nuclear, that also with super secrecy from entire world, especially CIA. There is a constant pace that the film continues on with lot's of happening in between. There is a strong emotional factor, too. And above all, the patriotism makes it a worthy watch for every Indian.

John Abraham is at his best. Many will say that this is his best film in the entire career. Also, he is a producer of this film. There were some issues, and because of that the film's future went in danger. But he somehow manages to break all the odds and Today he made it to the theatres as well. Kudos to him for lifting up such a story which the entire nation needs to know.

Diana Penty looks perfect for the role. She acts beautifully and looks charming. Anuja Sathe delivers a solid performance as a wife of John. Boman Irani is excellent. His conversation scenes with John are the best! Supporting cast, especially the Pandavas have done a great job. They keep you engage as well as entertain throughout.

Music by Sachin-Jigar adds an element of Rajasthani touch. Folk tunes and voices are very much relatable to the story and situation. Sapna by Arijit is my favourite from this album.

Location adds thrill to the story. Storms and sands are captured well. The whole setup of plant was developed superb. It is hard to crew for the setup pf 1998 in the current year, but they have done it nicely. Though, the blast could have been shown better. Although, it is nice now. Usage of old footage such as speech by Bajpayee is also good.

Overall, this film should not be missed. You will feel proud for sure. This film is an ode to our engineers and scientists. And that too in a thriller format. John Abraham and Abhishek Sharma deserve applaud for making such a wonderful film. And I wish John will make such films in future as well (like his production house did in the past). So, a must watch story of Pokhran. 4/5.


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