Ashwat Raina and his teammates arrive in Pokhran to re-conduct a confidential nuclear test, where they face challenges from the American Lacrosse satellite and local spies.


Abhishek Sharma


Saiwyn Quadras, Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh (as Sanyukta Shaikh Chawla) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
John Abraham ... Capt. Ashwat Rana
Boman Irani ... Himanshu Shukla
Diana Penty ... Capt. Ambalika
Anuja Sathe ... Sushma
Vikas Kumar ... Major Prem Singh
Yogendra Tiku Yogendra Tiku ... Dr. Naresh Sinha (as Yogendra Tikku)
Aditya Hitkari Aditya Hitkari ... Dr. Viraf Wadia
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
Pravina Bhagwat Deshpande Pravina Bhagwat Deshpande ... John Ibrahim's mother in law
Nishikant Dixit Nishikant Dixit ... Officer in PM House
Satinder Singh Gahlot Satinder Singh Gahlot ... Suresh Yadav


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

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


Action | Drama | History


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The film features three different versions of the song "Thaare Vaste" than what is available on the official soundtrack. See more »


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


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

Alternate Versions

The film was certified U (universal) by the Central Board of Film Certification, with some alterations which are as follows:
  • A fiction disclaimer and voice over was added in Hindi, along with the sentence: "The actual footages shown in the film are merely intended to give desired effect to the narrative of the film." Deletion accounted to 1.22 minutes and replacement, 0.05 minutes.
  • The dialogue "China ke padosi...chupi saadhi hui hai." was deleted. Deletion accounted to 0.03 minutes.
  • The scenes of corporal punishment in school were deleted and some portions were replaced with visuals of men. Deletion accounted to 0.21 minutes and replacement, 0.13 minutes.
  • The word "Padma award" was replaced with "Sarva award" wherever it occurred.
Total deletions: 01.46 minutes Total replacement: 0.18 minutes Applied running time: 131.00 minutes Approved final running time after deletions and replacements: 129.32 minutes. See more »


Features Mahabharat (1988) See more »


Jitni Dafa
Lyrics by Rashmi Singh and Virag Mishra
Music by Jeet Gannguli
Performed by Yasser Desai
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Patriotic, Factual and Entertaining treat, one must not miss!
25 May 2018 | by MuviFan73See all my reviews

Tone, Script & Story: The story is to carry out nuclear tests secretly by India without the world knowing about it. Script is tight it keeps you engaged. Patriotic tone is executed well.

As john conveyed to press, the movie is 90 percent factual, its majorly so if not accurately. Its nice to come through a general dose of facts. Being a patriotic Indian, facts based on positive aspects of growths of one's country are enough of a recipe for a successful film.

As the movie progressed, it had me like it is more of inspired, rather being accurate. One things for sure it was entertaining. As the movie progresses to end it is portrayed that there are 6 nukes to be tested, in movie it is shown, only one of them is detonated, but whatever is shown have you in your seats.

Direction, Screenplay, Cinematography: One word for the mention three department's 'excellent'. Direction from Abhishek Sharma. Screenplay around the clock. Cinematography, especially when nuke is detonated.

Music: Music was average. Acting: Acting was average as well, from all the leads. John Abraham as a producer has been giving us really cool stuff.

Final Verdict: Patriotic, factual and entertaining treat, one must not miss.

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