Cast: John Abraham, Boman Irani, Diana Penty, Yogendra Tiku, Darshan Pandya, Vikas Kumar
Directed by: Abhishek Sharma
Parmanu is mainly set in the year 1998, when mobile phones were new and even incoming calls were charged as bomb.
At the beginning of the film, we’re told that it’s inspired from true events. Civil servant Ashwat Raina (John Abraham) is leading a team of people – to discretely conduct atomic tests without America or any other country getting to know anything about it. The mission is tough as US satellites are constantly monitoring Pokhran, where the tests are to be conducted.
The film has a good story but it’s narrated in a rather poor way. We get it that the events need to be dramatised but Parmanu takes it too far. The result is that we stop taking the film seriously after a while. Having said that, there are quite a few gripping scenes to keep you interested.
John Abraham is decent but struggles to portray the sadness of his character. Boman Irani plays his part well. Diana Penty is fine. The other cast members act well.
Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran could’ve been tighter and a lot better. We give it 2 stars with no kink.
Cast: John Abraham, Boman Irani, Diana Penty, Yogendra Tiku, Darshan Pandya, Vikas Kumar Directed by: Abhishek Sharma Parmanu is mainly set ...2.0