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Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)

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

Writers:

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 ... 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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parmanu See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Trivia

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

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 »

Connections

Features Mahabharat (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Thare Vaaste
Lyrics by Vayu Shrivastava
Music by Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya
Performed by Divya Kumar
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This movie will revisit you proud moment for whole nation
25 May 2018 | by prafullasrivastavSee all my reviews

Direction:

Tere Bin Laden series fame Abhishek Sharma has come up with historical Thriller drama of Nuclear Bomb testing. This genre looks boring for general public but he keep the momentum with solid performance and script.

Performance:

John Abraham has given another Madras Cafe type performance for this movie. Diana Penty was looks good in her role. Bohan Irani was great in touch with his role. Zachary Coffin is now regular Bollywood's Gora Man. Master Arush Nand and Aditya Hitkari also done good job.

Script:

Brilliant job done by Saiwyn Quadras, Sanyuktha Chawla Sheikh and Abhishek Sharma. There are many wow factors in this movie. First one was the inclusion of Maharbahrat and Pandavs concept. Second one, Real life video footage of Atal Bihari, Nawaz Sharif, Bill Cilton added more weigh into script.

Music:

Sachin-Jigar and Jeet Ganguly 's music was good as it suits with the situation and did not put break into speed of script. " Shubh Din" and "Thare Vaaste" are really great one.

Box-office:

As word of mouth is good for this movie, Footfall will be increase on Saturday and Sunday. Second week will be crucial one. We can expect 40-50 crores lifetime collection for this one.

Last words:

Don't miss the chance to become witness of proud moment


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