Parmanu Movie Review
Parmanu Movie Review – The Story Of Pokhran: Would the movie be as explosive as the Pokhran II?
Parmanu – The Story Of Pokhranis the true story of the 1998 nuclear blast conducted at Pokhran by Indian Army. It was a historic decision made by Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and it had far reaching consequences in balance of power in Asia and the world at large.
1998 Pokhran Nuclear Test
India surprised the world by carrying out the controlled nuclear explosion in the desert of Pokhran. Even the US President received the news of nuclear test from unconfirmed media reports. The test displayed nuclear capabilities if India and strengthened its claim for a permanent member in the UN. But there is more to tell than revealed by the media reports.
First movie on Pokhran
It is first time that someone is daring to bring the truth of Pokhran II before the audiences. In the movie, John Abraham is leading the explosion. He’s Capt. Ashwat Raina monitoring the massive task of nuclear test in the desert. Diana Penty as Capt. Ambalika is supporting John Abraham in testing the nuclear bomb.
What is left to know about Pokhran II?
The nuclear test was the main headline of newspapers and magazines published detailed articles about the test. There are debates; questions and discussions on the repercussions of the test. But some facts were never put before public. Pokhran II was a success but the team leading the test knew that it was a failure. People knew about the test from media reports that were edited to send a strong signal to the world.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran narrates the story from beginning till the successful explosion. It gives first-hand information from the leader the Capt. Ashwat Raina. The captain would tell what happened on that day and what are the hidden facts and big things that received little attention from media. Also, the movie would highlight the unsung heroes that displayed exemplary courage of carrying out a nuclear explosion.
Highlights of the movie:
- The site of Pokhran II
- Real nuclear explosion like setting in the desert
- Unfolding of the saga of India becoming a nuclear power
- Political courage
- Secret Indian army operation
Parmanu – The Story Of Pokhran First Look & Poster
The poster has the political map of India with Pokhran seen in a red spot. It has the face of John Abraham in the backdrop and the name of the movie is written on top. In the poster, John seems to be monitoring the nuclear test from above.
Why watch the movie?
It is the story of Pokhran II and it is never told before. But the biggest attraction of the movie is the promise of revealing the startling facts that were kept hidden from the media. It will bring the real story of India carrying out a nuclear test to prove its nuclear strength. Star selection is also an attraction. John Abraham has donned army uniform in Madras Café (2013). He looks daring in army uniform. The audience would also like to see the role of Diana Penty as an army captain.
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