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The Ghazi Attack Review

The Ghazi Attack Review
Banner:
PVP Cinema, Matinee Entertainment, AA Films, Dharma Productions
Cast:
Nassar, Milind Gunaji, Bikramjeet Kanwarpal, Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni, Om Puri, Rahul Singh
Direction:
Sankalp
Production:
Karan Johar

The Ghazi Attack

IndiaGlitz [Thursday, February 16, 2017 • Hindi] Comments

Expectations

Rana Daggubati made his right mark in Hindi films with 'Dum Maaro Dum' and his popularity gained its momentum after the release of 'Baby' and reached to its peak with 'Baahubali'. The second part of 'Baahubali' is one of the most awaited film from our country and just before that Rana comes up with an unusual film based on the Indian Navy.

There are very few films which have a Navy background in it but 'The Ghazi Attack' is out and out Navy based film. The expectations are good due to Rana Daggubati and Kay Kay Menon's association along with a different theme of the film.

Story

'The Ghazi Attack' is a story set up at the time of Bangladesh partition followed by India-Pakistan war in the year 1971. Due to the political tensions in Bangladesh, Indian Naval force suspect a surprise attack by Pakistan. Thus, they assign Capt. Ranvijay Singh (Kay Kay Menon) and his submarine S 21 for a search operation in the Bay of Bengal. Capt. Ranvijay Singh is joined by his assistant Devraj (Atul Kulkarni) and Lieutenant. Arjun (Rana Daggubati). Together they sail under the water and suspect enemy intrusion in the Indian territory. Capt. Ranvijay Singh decides to search and finish the intruder submarine leading to a highly captivating thrilling ride.

The 'Glitz' Factor

The movie starts with highly captivating first half followed by a nail biting second half leading to a climax which could have been better. Despite of being bit predictable the crisp screenplay keeps you glued to the silver screen.

Almost, every scene related to Kay Kay Menon are fabulous. The second half starts in a thrilling mode with a cat and mouse type of chase between the Indian submarine and the Pakistani Submarine.

There are some scenes which manages to give you goose bumps followed by Rana Daggubati's style of handling the whole situation.The background music is good and works in the favour of the film.

Director Sankalp Reddy dares to venture into this forbidden territory of films with a navy background. As for a debutante director this is a great effort. It might not be at par with the International films we have seen but in terms of storytelling and screenplay the attempt is much better.

It's tough to make such a film with so much technicality attached to it and Sankalp does it all without being boring or preachy.

Kay Kay Menon is fantastic in his role. He excels in every scene and keeps you glued to his fiery performance. Atul Kulkarni is fine in his part and lends good support. Rana Daggubati looks great and delivers a decent performance. Om Puri, Nassar and Milind Gunaji were fine in their small parts.

The 'Non-Glitz' Factor

The climax part fails to connect or surpass the high level of expectations set due to the first half of the film. Its a bit hurried and juvenile in comparison to the other parts of the film.

The whole track of Taapsee Pannu is unwanted. She plays a role of a doctor who is just shown staring at the injured victims in the finale of the film, where the first aid treatment is given by someone else.

The movie ends in a hurried manner due to which one fails to connect to the victory of the mission and also leave a few questions unanswered. The patriotic dialogues in the finale seemed forced.

The special effects are not consistent. In some scenes, especially the underwater ones they have done a remarkable job, but at the same time in other scenes it matches up to the level of b-grade television shows.

The long disclaimer is the start leaves you confused over the facts shown in the movie. Despite of having everything, there was still something missing in the final scenes due to which the connect fails.

Taapsee Pannu is highly wasted. All she does is stare at everyone in the submarine.

Final 'Glitz'

'The Ghazi Attack' is a meticulous attempt with some great performances by the lead actors. Such movies are different and deserves to be seen and should be supported for the betterment of our film industry.

Rating: 3.5 / 5.0

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