Feature Name: Paltan
Director: JP Dutta
Cast: Arjun Rampal, Jackie Shroff, Sonu Sood, Harshvardhan Rane, Gurmeet Chowdhary, Siddhanth Kapoor, Luv Sinha & others
Runtime: 2hrs 34mins
Based on 1967 Indo-China war over Sikkim, Paltan is a real story from the chapters of our Indian history. Directed by JP Dutta, this movie revolves around soldiers, their family and our mother land.
Completing his war trilogy with Paltan, JP Dutta is known for movies like these. But Paltan failed to add yet another feather to this director’s hat. The movie mainly consists of laughter than real patriotism, it does have an emotional backing but the long duration one has to watch this movie for makes it less valuable.
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The story loosely revolves around Harshwardhan Rane, Gurmeet Chourdhary, Sonu Sood and Arjun Rampal, their backstories, sacrifices and bravery. This movie can be said to be like Shawshank Redemption as only the last 5 minutes are the exciting, plus good dialogues.
The cast did a good job but other aspects failed their efforts, shining bright amongst all were Harshvardhan Rane and Gurmeet Chowdhary. “Hindi-Chini bhai bhai” got the biggest laughs in the movie, especially the game of who gets the land was really ridiculous. It could’ve been shown in a different light.
Basically, parents can drop off their kids to the theatre for a good history lecture.
We give it 2 Buzzing Bees.