Paltan Movie Review: entertainment wrapped in patriotic fervor
(2.5 / 5)
Paltan Movie Review: Introcuction
J P Dutta’s reverence and veneration for Indian Army continues with another multi starrer movie Paltan means Battalion. After hiatus of 12 years Dutta has presented the movie based on War, his favourite subject. Story of the movie is fraught with the series of skirmishes transpired in 1965 in Sikkim at Nathu La pass. Eventually, it has great significance politically and economically between China and India. The plot revolves around the way in which Chinese army has breached the pact and infiltrated into Indian territory surreptitiously. As a result, our intrepid Rajput battalion fought relentlessly with them.
Paltan Movie Review: Direction
Director JP Dutta scores high on presenting factual finery in the movie. Evidently, he has done immense research and brought to fore real facts and real-life story. Director even met the families of Army men to learn about the difficulties and challenges they faced at the time of the war and after that.
Background score in the movie is engaging in the film. There are punch lines and dialogues like ‘ Koi Soldier Jung islea nahi chahta ki wo apne dushman se Nafrat karta hai balki islie chahta hai kyun ki wo jinhe piche chhord ke aaya hai unse pyaar bohot karta hai’ and like ‘brother at left, brother at right, together we live together we fight.’
Paltan Movie Review: Starcast and Acting
Paltan comes with power packed starcast: Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Chaudhary, Harshvardhan, Siddhant Kapoor, Luv Sinha and Jackie Shroff. On acting scale fledgling Harshwardhan Rane and Jackie Shroff stood out as a winner on the front of histrionics. Moreover, Arjun and Sonu are playing the role of Lt Col and Major respectively have impressed with their respective roles. Paltan also casts Esha gupta and Sonal Chauhan. Luv Sinha, the son of actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha has failed to leave impact in the film. Actors playing the role Chinese counterparts have remained unsuccessful in creating a mark. Gurmeet Chaudhary has used unnecessary Haryanvi accent. He failed to prove his metal. Consequently, the lingo and dialect of Gurmeet Singh Chaudhary doesn’t leave an impact on the audience.
Paltan Movie Review: Music
JP Dutta’s previous movies have given super hit songs and There was an expectation of similar notes from paltan too. Songs of his past movies like Ghulami, Batwaara, Kshatriya, Border are still crooned. Unfortunately, the music of Paltan has not maintained the standards of earlier films of Dutta. Despite, having veteran Javed Akhtar, Anu Malik and Sonu Nigam as lyricist, composer and singer respectively, music is average. Sadly, the music is nowhere close to ‘Border’. Song ‘Mein zinda hoo’, reminds of a song from border movie with patriotic fervor. Cinematography plays significant role in his movie and can be called strength of the movie.
Paltan Movie Review: High On Persona’s Verdict
Locale of the movie is impressive and the portray of camaraderie between the jawans evokes emotion to a great extent. Movie somewhere in the middle loses spark and looks repetitive and directionless somewhere. However, movie is bit long hence gets monotonous somewhere. Build up to war is exciting and engaging enough to keep you waiting for the climax scene.
However, it’s worth watching the movie as its good on entertainment and keeps everyone glued.
This happens to be part of JP Dutta’s series of movies on war. As a result, it hits the theatre after his previous war-based movies like Border and LOC Kargil. The Filmography career of the veteran director also boasts of movies like Refugee and Umrao Jaan. Défense Ministry has appreciated the movie and gave standing ovation after watching the special screening.
Team High On Persona wishes luck to J.P Dutta for his next film