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Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran

wogma rating: Catch on TV/online for sure (?)

quick review:

An obviously over-simplified account of an extremely engaging real-life event. The real-life bit is what keeps you glued despite tacky execution.

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Director: Abhishek Sharma
Running time: 130 minutes
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It was a unique experience, watching Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran. I don’t think I have ever enjoyed a film for its basic content that had tacky production values, weird dramatisation, and workable if not awful performances. It is indeed because reality is stranger than fiction.

mediocre performances don’t come in the way of keeping you engaged

It is sheer madness – conceiving secret nuclear bomb testing while avoiding omnipresent US satellite surveillance. And they actually executed it! The methods described in the movie must just be a scratch on what actually happened. I assume the gaping holes in the story are owing to national security requirements. But the details they have in the movie are enough for you to sit up in awe, especially for someone like me who knew very little about the actual operation.

It is almost as if the makers knew exactly how gripping the basic story is – only that could explain the little effort put in the screenplay. It feels like it was written down based on a few interviews and then were added the layered frills of drama, patriotism, song, emotion, and so on. It is also almost as if the makers knew exactly how much faith they wanted to have in the audience. Nothing else can explain all the dramatization, over-written dialogue, the typical thriller elements such as pulsating count downs and expected twists, and oh the songs. In that sense, Parmanu does come across as a wasted opportunity.

The performances just about do. Fortunately, not much acting is called for in a thriller usually, so mediocre performances don’t come in the way of keeping you engaged. In fact, Boman Irani is caught doing one of his over-acting acts. Even so, Anuja Sathe stands out in one scene and it ends right about when she was going to give way to histrionics.

Interestingly, while watching that scene I became even more aware of how much they must have left out. Like Raazi, we would have easily dismissed Parmanu as a ludicrous figment of imagination and the situations as impossible, were it not a piece of real life.

It is indeed nice to see producers, directors, and actors take on subjects that are controversial and non-commercial. This bravery needs appreciation. Now, we need them to go the long haul and avoid commercial traps that make them add length through songs and redundant drama, just because. When the actual operation was so thrilling, the filmy drama is quite unnecessary.

- meeta, a part of the audience

29 reviewers(?) - 5 yays 15 so-so 9 nays

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Thumbs up, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, PARMANU – THE STORY OF POKHRAN is an excellent saga that has a big chance of working at the box office despite the low buzz. The patriotic fervor and simple, effective narration works big time. Recommended! ... full review

Thumbs up, by Devansh Sharma, Filmfare : ...The film does have minor flaws and loose ends but you kind of gloss over them because of its emotional impact. At the end of the day, you feel proud of the achievements of the nation’s scientists, of our army. India really shone during the time and you want to hold on to that hope, however fragile it may be, that we can achieve wonders if we come together as a nation... ... full review

Thumbs up, by NILESH RAMCHANDANI, Kia Gia : ...On the whole, 'Parmanu' is the thriller Bollywood needs. It keeps you entertained throughout, along with enlightening the facts about an epic tale which was still under wraps. John Abraham is a winner; a must-watch! ... full review

Thumbs up, by Umesh Punwani, koimoi : ...All said and done, some movies serve more than just entertainment and Parmanu provides an experience that will linger in your soul for a long time post you leave the cinema hall. Don’t watch this for anyone, watch it for your country. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Rachit Gupta, Times of India : ...What ‘Parmanu’ lacks in detail and authenticity, it makes up with emotions and a sense of national pride. The narrative isn’t explosive but it does have the dramatic moments to keep the viewer engaged. Thrills, suspense, drama, a little bit of humour, as well as a solid comment on India’s soldiers – this movie, largely has all the tricks to please even a discerning audience. ... full review

So-So, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...On a concluding note, do watch it and feel proud for the nation too, but along with remembering the fact that the Nuclear Power (as bombs) actually denotes destruction of the entire world and is not any positive creative construction if studied in the real sense. ... full review

So-So, by Hiren Kotwani, DNA : ...Parmanu, that simplifies an important chapter in the history of Independent India, makes an interesting watch without resorting to any jingoism. The climax evokes a sense of pride about India becoming a global power. ... full review

So-So, by Anna MM Vertticad, FirstPost : ...Parmanu, with all its faults, is passably entertaining fare.... full review

So-So, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...Abhishek Sharma and team don’t bother to dig deep. They appear to be satisfied generating febrile jingoistic fervour through a largely superficial and entirely fake orchestration of events. Pokhran may have been an effort worth immortalising on screen, but this skewed attempt is clearly not the one to bring that about! ... full review

So-So, by T J Reddyfull, fullhyd.com : ...To its detriment, the movie never builds on its strengths in a convincing fashion. As we've established by now, it has its positive moments (and that one shot of blast going off is genuinely mesmerising), but a genuinely spell-binding film fires positives from all cylinders, simultaneously. Parmanu, however, is a textbook example of the parts being better than the whole. ... full review

So-So, by Manjusha Radhakrishnan, Gulf News : ...But the dizzying sense of urgency that makes a film thrilling is missing here. There are no nail-biting finishes or adrenaline-charged situations that would have sky-rocked Parmanu to stratospheric limits. While the premise is intriguing, the film doesn’t blow your mind away. Watch this if you want superficial knowledge about what went down as India aggressively joined the nuclear arms race. ... full review

So-So, by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times : ...John Abraham’s deadpan expressions are a hindrance but he somehow manages to hold his ground. Other actors follow his footsteps. It’s the writing that saves the day for Abraham and Parmanu. ... full review

So-So, by Suhani Singh, india today : ...Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran will especially appease fans of events like the surgical strike and those who like India winning at all costs even if it occasionally comes across a tad foolish.... full review

So-So, by NARENDRA GUPTA, Kia Gia : ...The characters of all the secondary artists are not developed properly. Sachin-Jigar fail to deliver a single hit number. It is strictly a one-time watch. ... full review

So-So, Masala : ...Despite resorting to some very obvious tricks, Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran remains noble in its intention of telling a historic tale that made every Indian proud. It's a good one time watch. ... full review

So-So, by Mayank Shekhar, MiD DAY : ...Really? Because they tested a bomb, and the Americans didn't know about it? And Pakistan conducted a series of similar tests in the same month? So frickin' what? To be fair to the film though, which only comes alive in the final half-hour, it doesn't exactly test your patience. That's saying a lot, even if its terribly militarised version of patriotism/jingoism isn't exactly your scene. ... full review

So-So, by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror : ...Director Abhishek Sharma had a compelling story which could’ve rendered a thrilling watch, if only he could’ve focussed on telling it with some conviction. Perhaps throwing in a few more turns in the script and cumulatively making the inevitable seem bleak may have been the answer. ... full review

So-So, by Manisha Lakhe, Now Running.com : ...Yes, the Pakistani spy keeps saying, 'Kanda' for 'onion' which is a Marathi word used in Bombay and Maharashtra instead of the Hindi word, 'Pyaaz' which is used in Rajasthan where the story is set. This really jars the senses. The last forty five minutes are truly exciting and push the right patriotic buttons. The film falls in the could have been great category.... full review

So-So, Sify Movies : ...Overall, the film is worth a watch for the unsung heroes of the tale. ... full review

So-So, by Rummana, yahoo! India : ...The only point of interest, to me at least, was to see how nuclear tests are actually conducted. The rest, alas, was a rather tedious watch. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice : ...It all seems highly improbable and manipulated. By all means, honour the country with flag-waving films. But at least make sure that the film doesn’t prove unworthy of its nationalistic aspirations. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...You will get the money shot of Abraham and co walking in slo-mo to swelling background music, enveloped in a comic book feel. You will not get crucial nuance and detail, essential requirements for a film to be to taken seriously. ... full review

Thumbs down, by UDITA JHUNJHUNWALA, Live Mint : ...Abraham goes all-out in portraying the sincerity and blinkered nationalism of Raina, but the character feels two-dimensional and flat. As Raina’s astrophysicist wife, Sushma, Anuja Sathe adds some wholesomeness. The actors forming Raina’s core team range from competent to comical. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...Though the team is rushing against a deadline, the sense of urgency doesn’t translate on the screen (the plot won’t make you bite your fingernails and pray for the good guys to win, if you know what I mean). Any thriller film needs great music to ramp up the tension, but ‘Parmanu’ fails in this department too, which is bound to be its undoing. If that was not all, the camera work is not slick enough, though the special effects used to show the movement of satellites and the climactic nuclear explosion, is above average. In conclusion, all said and done, ‘Parmanu’ fails on many levels and is not something that I would recommend for a weekend watch.... full review

Thumbs down, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran is as a flat as a pancake, a hopelessly limp exercise with creaky nucleus that is buried under a mound of forced tropes before it can get going. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shrishti Nagi, News18.com : ...The good part about the movie is that just like the recently released Raazi, Parmanu too doesn’t fall into the usual trappings of bashing Pakistan on screen just to make a few extra bucks at the box office. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...Laziness shrouds every aspect of this dull drama. Parmanu throws in a bulky cell phone and floppy disc to suggest its 1998, but bungles up the most obvious details. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.in : ...It is likely that Parmanu will be decorated with tax-free status and national film awards, and we imagine that it will be made mandatory viewing in schools across the country. The tests are two decades old, but Parmanu’s chest-thumping ardour and propaganda-level treatment are firmly of the moment. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Kennith Rosario, The Hindu : ...It makes one wonder if it is more than a coincidence that a jingoistic film like Parmanu which hails the achievement of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government finds its footing in the current reign of the BJP. I... full review

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  • Violence: None
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: None
  • Concept: The story of a real-life Indian secret mission to test nuclear bombs
  • General Look and Feel: Pacy though tacky

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Badri

Excellent movie. It clarifies some of the questions I had in mind for last 20 year as to how such major vital project could escape the attention of NASA, ISI and Pentagon. Diversion of attention, at the end, towards Kashmir was a master stroke unknown to general public. Hope we get to see more of such films

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