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.
1998, India: one secret operation, six Indians shocked the world, made India proud.
Did You Know?
Abraham said: "Parmanu is an ode to the Army and scientists, who although ordinary people, truly accomplished extraordinary feats in the face of adversity to ensure that India finds its due place on the world nuclear map." See more
While John Abraham is taking tuition classes, the matter on the black board keeps changing between camera shots. 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.
A lot of real-life footage has been used in the film. See more
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
References Woh Kaun Thi?
Lyrics by Vayu Shrivastava
Music by Sachin Sanghvi
and Jigar Saraiya
Performed by Divya Kumar See more