Parmanu : The Story of Pokhran Movie Review

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  • Release Date  : 25/05/2018
  • Genre              : Action, Drama, History
  • Cast                   : John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani, Zachary Coffin
  • Director          : Abhishek Sharma
  • Duration         : 2 hours 10 mins
  • Language        : Hindi

After a hiatus of 2 years, John Abraham on-screen persona in Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran won praise and hearts of its viewers. The movie is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998 and evoked one common emotion from its fans patriotism.

‘Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran’ is exactly what the title suggests. It’s a part fiction, part fact build up to the Pokhran II tests in 1998, after which India was recognized as a nuclear power on the global stage. In 1995, Ashwath Raina played by John Abraham an IAS officer suggests that India conduct its own set of nuclear tests to stay ahead in the nuclear race with China and Pakistan. After the initial test fails under pressure from America, Raina gets a second chance in 1998 under the new reign of then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. While it is inspired by this real-life event, its story doesn’t follow India’s nuclear program to the T.

Thanks to a well-drafted screenplay, Parmanu holds its ground towards the climax. Parmanu revolves around John Abraham’s personality. It is a very engaging film and every Indian should watch it. The viewer would feel proud of their country. The chemistry between the two leads – John Abraham and Diana Penty, has caught the audience in a trance. This movie largely has all the tricks to please even a discerning audience. Definitely, don’t miss it.