Quote: War is not only meant to give our life for the nation, its about taking the life of the enemey as well.
Plot summary: The movie is based on true events (According to the title card). It narrates the story behind the sinking of the Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
Directed by: Sankalp Reddy
Starring: Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni, Tapsee Pannu
Distributed by: Dharma Productions and AA films
Music by: K
Release date: 17th February 2017
Running time: 125 minutes Watch trailer
Goosebumps review: A first of its kind movie with a great story and strong cast. A must watch for all the movie goers and family audience. Goosebumps guaranteed. Get ready to stand for the national anthem twice.
critics: (3.5 / 5) Audience: (4 / 5)
The first Indian submarine war film the tag is enough to pull the audience to the theatres but Sankalp Reddy doesn’t want to disappoint the audience only with the tag line. Ghazi attack is one of the best patriotic films in the recent past.
Ghazi Attack is a great watch for a movie lover. From the word go it engulfs the audience, no commercial elements to boost the box office (Thank god). The first few minutes of the movie is enough to guess the story, but the screenplay plays the hero here.
A captain with ‘attack first’ mind, a rule breaking is offence kind of Lt.Commander, a good supporting second in command captain are great add. The first half was a bit slow comparing the second, but it doesn’t bore.
The second half owns the whole movie. The war sequences are gripping; especially when the Indian submarine faces an uphill task the audience might feel the pressure (Though predictable).
Each move by the submarines, be it the Indian’s or the Pakistani’s will keep the audience hooked. The unusual situation and the way the soldiers come out of it were pictured well (Though a bit cinematic). The climax and the national anthem were enough for Goosebumps.
Cast selection was great, Kay Kay Menon as the Captain Ranvijay Singh has lived the role throughout the movie. Being a politically correct officer is not his cup of cake and he does it with ease. His acting and expressions plants him as one of the favorite characters form the movie.
His second in command Atul Kulkarni (Devaraj) was equally good. He scores in every frame he is present. Though his expressions are controlled he delivers what he has to. A perfect addition for the character.
Rana Daggubati as the Lt.Commander takes the back seat until the war is way out of hand. His expressionless face bores for sometime but once he takes the control of the submarine he excels both in war and in acting.
Tapsee Pannu doesn’t have much screen presence, but justifies her role. She should have got a little more screen presence (after all she is the only female in the crew). All the other characters have done their part, but don’t fit the navy dress.
Sankalp Reddy in his first directorial has impressed with a great story and a first of its kind movie. He has to relay mostly on his story and the cast in which he manages to excel. He didn’t waste time in any unwanted songs or commercial elements (Kudos bro). Though he was given limited resources , he has done a great job.
K’s music was the pulse of the story. His BGM creates a great cinematic experience. Cinematography by Madhie has another plus of the movie.
Thought the movie has few sidelines like the VFX it’s a great attempt for a debut director. He manages to keep the audience engaged throughout the movie. The whole team needs a pat on the back for bringing in the first of its kind movie.
While leaving the theater everyone would feel proud of the country and the soldiers who die for the nation.