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Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 25 May 2018 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Abhishek Sharma

Writers:

Saiwyn Quadras, Sanyuktha 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 ... 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
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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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Teaser of this film was released on April 5th 2018. See more »

Goofs

John Abraham is wearing Bata Power shoes which were not available back then 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 »

Alternate Versions

In the Netflix version, the Hindi subtitles placed during the English dialogues have been removed. Also, the intermission text has been removed with no visual being cut. See more »

Connections

References Woh Kaun Thi? (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Shubh Din
Lyrics by Vayu
Music by Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya
Performed by Jyotica Tangri and Keerthi Sagathia
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Another Chak De India like film after 11 years
25 May 2018 | by mrohan-56380See all my reviews

I loved the movie, the best part about the movie is the simplicity which was maintained throughout the movie. Most people tend to use a realistic situation and completely complicate the storyline but this movie was grounded and it kept me guessing the whole minute.

John acts just like Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De India and Boman gives full justice to the role of PM's secretary. The music was good, I especially loved 'Shubh Din' song.

There should be more movies like this to come in the future.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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$9,862,726
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