Can you test nuclear bombs in secret? Find out in Ster-Kinekor’s latest Bollywood offering,Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, which launches on Friday, 25 May.
Experience the explosive sounds that will ring in your ears, feel the tenacity that will leave you in tears and visual clarity that shows the determination to take on the world.
Inspired by true events, Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran tells the story of the Indian Government’s biggest secret mission.
Set in 1998, the film centres around nuclear bomb test explosions in Pokhran, India, led by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Producer and lead actor of the film, John Abraham, plays Captain Ashwat Rana. The film also marks Abraham’s return to the big screen after a two-year hiatus.
Rana heads the Pokhran Nuclear test team that work undercover. The team of six Indian soldiers include supermodel-turned actress Diana Penty, who plays Captain Ambalika. When the American Government blows their cover, your heart will race in fear and excitement as the urgency to complete the mission reaches boiling point.
Despite the obstacles and hidden facts, six, brave, soldiers, don’t give up. The team is motivated by one thing, to position India as a global nuclear superpower.
Abhishek Sharma directs the film and Bollywood heavyweight, Boman Irani, also plays a lead role.
However, if you are finding other reasons to convince yourself to book tickets for the film this weekend, here are a few of them.
John Abraham back in action:
While we loved John Abraham in films like Dostana and Garam Masala, which were cliched masala entertainers, we cannot move over how the actor has carved a niche for himself in the action genre. In Parmanu, we will get to see him in action. By action, we do not necessarily mean packing punches and throwing kicks but also, the ‘mind-games’ and the strategies employed by John’s character in the film.
John Abraham as producer:
Be it Madras Cafe or Vicky Donor, John has proved his mettle as a producer in the past. He has never failed to put quality content yet commercially driven films on screen. Parmanu is yet another example that proves John is a risk-taker in terms of his career.
Revisiting and recreating a historic moment is not easy. Bollywood has time and again experimented and has had its own hits and misses. Parmanu is another such experiment.
We hear John Abraham say towards the end of the trailer that whatever he will do would be for the country. After Raazi, Parmanu promises to bring a fresh perspective with regard to patriotism.
Diana Penty plays a pivotal role in the film. Just three films old, Diana is all set to present herself in a different avatar altogether. After playing Meera in Cocktail and Gayatri in Lucknow Central, the actor will play Ambalika, an Indian army member in the movie.
Parmanu, which was earlier supposed to release in December 2017, was pushed quite a number of times as production houses JA Entertainment and KriArj Entertainment were embroiled in a legal soup. However, now the film is all set to hit the screens this weekend, on May 25.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran is action-packed and patriotic, so much so, that you will sing the national anthem and wish you had an army uniform, on your way home. Book your tickets now, to avoid disappointment.
Run Time: 135 minutes
To book your tickets this new Bollywood title, go to: www.sterkinekor.com or call Ticketline on 082-16789.