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Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)

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Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998, under the leadership of India's future President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, during the time of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure. John Abraham plays the lead member of the Pokhran Nuclear test team. The film tells the audience about the failures and the hidden facts that no one paid attention to and brings out the unsung heroes of the experiment that put India on the map as global nuclear superpower

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Sharma unashamedly plays the patriotic card. Without apology, he yanks our heartstrings and evokes a rush of pride.

August 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This might have seemed cheeky on paper, but it's almost as if the writers willingly dilute their vision when it runs the risk of getting too self-aware.

August 27, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Parmanu makes you wonder how can an earnest on-screen adventure with a potential to end with a big bang on the silver screen, end on a whimper?

May 25, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Abraham's lack of expression is only matched by Penty's perennially open-mouthed appearance, and their scenes are unintentionally funny because they try so hard to muster emotion.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The film does have minor flaws and loose ends but you kind of gloss over them because of its emotional impact.

May 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The tests are two decades old, but Parmanu's chest-thumping ardour and propaganda-level treatment are firmly of the moment.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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