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Trailer Review: Paltan – This One Will Have A Very Strong Emotional Connect


The trailer of J.P. Dutta’s ambitious project, Paltan is out and it looks like he is back to doing what he knows best, transporting war films on celluloid.

Paltan is based on the true events that occurred after the 1962 Indo-China war. The film is set in 1967 when Indian soldiers had to protect Nathula Pass in Sikkim from China. The trailer begins with a reference to the 1962 Indo-China war, which came to an end after China declared a unilateral ceasefire but the Indian army suffered massive casualties, with dramatic war footage and animated narration.

Soon, the scene shifts to 1967 and it tries to drive home the point that India and China are on the brink of a military clash – a moment of revelation arrives in the trailer to say that Paltan is based on the Nathu La and Cho La military clashes, which took place along the Indo-Chinese border in October of 1967.

As expected, this trailer evokes a lot of patriotism and speaks volumes about the paltan (troupe), that managed to create a dent within the Chinese army. There is something about war films that connect with the masses, it’s either the patriotic appeal in them or the fact that they make the audience walk down the memory lane and make them witness the hardship soldiers went through for us to enjoy freedom.

If you are someone who fell in love with films like Border (1997) and LOC Kargil (2003), then I am sure you will fall in love this one too as this fil too will make you feel the patriotic vibe to the fullest.

Paltan stars Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Harshvardhan Rane, Kunal Kapoor, Gurmeet Choudhary, Esha Gupta, Sonal Chauhan, Dipika Kakar, Monica Gill, among others. With Paltan, J. P. Dutta is returning on the director’s chair after a gap of 12 years. Umrao Jaan in the year 2006, was his last directed film.

All in all the trailer is impressive, but I am looking forward to the music of this film by Anu Malik as its the music that will set the tone of the film.

Paltan releases on September 07, 2018.

Watch The Trailer Here:


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