JP Dutta, who has inspired everyone with his war-related intense movies like Border, LOC Kargil, and Refugee, is back with another patriotic action war film called Paltan. The movie features young actors like Sonu Sood, Siddhanth Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Luv Sinha, Sonal Chauhan, and Gurmeet Choudhary, Harshwardhan Rane along with Jackie Shroff who plays a prominent role in the movie.
Paltan is based on the true incidents that took place at the Nathu La Pass, the line of control between India and China. The movie is set in 1967 and speaks about the clashes that occurred on the Sikkim border after the Sino-India war that took place in the year 1962. Nathu La Pass was a prominent corridor between India and Tibet.
The movie portrays the challenges faced by the Indian Army, especially the Rajput Battalion that worked hard day and night to defend the country against the Chinese army in 1965. The movie brings in the real struggle that soldiers faced while China was making dishonest moves against India.
‘India is an idea worth dying for’ is the slogan that keeps the soldiers marching in the JP Dutta’s directorial movie. The movie narration starts with the ending of the 1962 war that killed a large number of soldiers due to China’s transgressions. The movie showcases Indian soldiers who are well-prepared to act against the Chinese army in retaliation for the harm caused to India.
Arjun Rampal plays the role of Lt. Col. Rai Singh who is in charge of the Paltan and Sonu Sood plays the role of Major Bishen Singh. Sonu justifies his role through his grit acting, but Arjun fails to display the grit and energy needed for the role.
The movie plot had a narration method that is similar to the other JP Dutta movies. The director is stuck to his original style. The plot intensifies at the end of the movie and we must say that it is the best part of the movie. The only thing that holds us back from enjoying the movie is the repetitive scenes that are added to increase the length of the movie; these are the parts that do not add to the story.
Overall, the movie is a one-time, must-watch movie. It beautifully captures the essence of the war scenes in real locations. If you love action-war movies, book your tickets now.