Parmanu The Story of Pokhran 2018 Movie Full Review Star Cast Crew Entertainingmovie
Stars: John Abraham, Boman Irani, Diana Penty
Review: I had a very high expectation for this movie as it was based on one of the best success stories of India. However, the way the movie has been portrayed left me completely disappointed. This was supposed to be a serious movie, but to the extent the commercial flavour that has been added to it completely ruins the experience. I was expecting more of Madras Cafe kind of vibe from this movie. THIS MOVIE DEMANDED THAT!
I hate when my experience during climaxes of a film is spoiled. Even if a film couldn’t do well throughout but handles the climax perfectly, I tend to ignore everything else and like that movie. But in this movie, the climax happened to be the most terribly executed part of the entire movie. The tension build-up was too cold I would say. Some long dialogue deliveries really felt like he/she is DELIVERING A DIALOGUE. Good camera work could have hidden it.
I found necessity of no songs in this movie. But they did it, because commercialism had to be done! Ashwat Raina’s (i.e. John Abraham) family who has been emphasized so much at the first quarter of the film has been completely ignored towards the end. Just a phone call wasn’t enough. The background score in some parts were terrible, giving me the feel of daily soaps. I expected that when I saw it was a production of Zee Studios.
All-in-all the the style adopted for this movie was completely unsuited.
I understand we are having our nationalism sentiments associated with this event and hence we are feeling good about this movie. But the way this movie was made, I couldn’t resist myself from disliking it. Pokhran was one of the best stories India could have made movie on, but definitely not like Parmanu. I wasn’t able to recollect any of those proud feelings that I felt when I first read about this India’s proudful Pokhran Test success story, by watching this film. Just two things I liked about this movie I want to mention: 1. The round trolley shot of Abraham at the beginning where he explains about India’s need to become a nuclear state,and 2. Boman Irani (he did his best, but still poorly directed)
See the trailer below.