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ANAARKALI OF AARAH - You praised Amitabh teaching the meaning of a woman's NO in the court, now praise Swara doing the same in a differently authentic manner. (Review By Bobby Sing).

PHILLAURI - It's a confusingly conceived Punjabi film made in Hindi, based on an interesting but inspired idea with the only merit being its emotional climax. (Review By Bobby Sing).

TRAPPED - Post an unconvincing start, it fairly keeps you engaged as a praise-worthy off-beat attempt featuring an impressive solo act and some notable merits. (Review By Bobby Sing).

This Friday's One Line Reviews by Bobby Sing for making your weekend movie plans..

KONG SKULL ISLAND (English) - Though lacks an emotional pull and the original charm, it's still an incredibly made entertaining comic-book adventure to be experienced in a well-equipped theater. (Review by Bobby Sing).

BADRINATH KI DULHANIA - A unique case of the makers returning with the same lead pair, a similar title, identical looks and the same old premise of a wedding, mocking at the viewers patience & choice. (Review by Bobby Sing).

LION (English/2016) - An emotionally uplifting film which once again depicts INDIA in a bad light and we know the westerners do have a fascination for such dark representation of our country since decades. (Review by Bobby Sing).

ANUPAMA (1967) - Its touching emotional climax and DDLJ - By Bobby Sing.

COMMANDO 2 - Focusing on suspense instead of action, Vidyut gets no support in this poor and so casually conceived film unfortunately. (Review By Bobby Sing).

LOGAN (English/Hindi) - You will make faces, tighten your fists and do several things going through this brutal, cold blooded must watch thriller for sure. (Review by Bobby Sing).

 
 
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The Ghazi AttackHindi Cinema has rarely dared to give us a realistic war movie that can be largely praised for its impressive onscreen portrayal. Moreover an underwater war movie has actually never been there before THE GHAZI ATTACK, giving the film its deserving credit of being the first project in this genre coming from the Hindi Cinema.

Fictionally decoding the mystery behind the destruction of Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi in the Bay of Bengal during (before) the 1971 Indo-Pak war (as mentioned in its detailed disclaimer), the film made in Telugu and Hindi, begins with an voiceover of Amitabh Bachchan (giving an early insight of the story) and then never loses the grip in the next two exciting hours crafted skillfully.

The biggest merit of the film remains its talented cast ensemble featuring the terrific impactful Kay Kay, the ever-sincere Atul Kulkarni and a notably restrained Rana Daggubati in charge of the Indian submarine, along with Late Om Puri and Naseer (in short cameos) as their commanding Navy officers. Rahul Singh as a bit hamming Pakistani captain successfully plays to the gallery and Tapsee Pannu makes a decent emotional connect with the viewers in her few scenes. Milind Gunaji makes a surprising brief appearance after a long gap and supporting cast does it well despite not getting any detailed attention in the narration.

(Mild Spoilers Ahead)
Competently directed by the debutant Sankalp Reddy and well-scripted by his writers (including the dialogues), the film scores the maximum before the intermission and has a few minuses coming in the second half, which interestingly get shielded by a strong spirit of nationalism and the viewers mostly involved in the thrilling edge of the seat entertainment in its final hour.

For instance, in a particular scene it’s really strange to see the captain whispering to the operating officers about the danger ahead as if the opponents might hear him, the use of complete National Anthem towards the end looks like highly forced or unnecessary and then the collective singing of Indian soldiers reaching out to the Pakistanis in their better equipped submarine defies all logics of underwater acoustics quite weirdly. Also a few potential scenes strongly demanded a much stronger execution like the one where Rana saves two civilian’s lives in the sea and then returns back to the submarine in the given time.

Having said that, the team still bravely manages to deliver a highly engrossing and worth praising film considering its limited budget, less effective special effects and the fact that it all happens within the restricted areas of a submarine without any added sub-plot or the typical songs. Many brilliantly directed sequences lift up the narration repeatedly such as the heated interactions between the two captains, the senior captain’s emotional final farewell and the decisive ‘up and down’ games being played with the much strong rival in the climax. And for this the film’s writers, background score composer, cinematographer and the editor deserves equal praises too apart from the director, who certainly is capable of making a near perfect film next, if given a better opportunity.

In all, ignoring the forced filmy touches, THE GHAZI ATTACK largely remains a delightfully focused treat led by a talented cast, which is a rarity in the present questionable scenario of Hindi Cinema. So it surely deserves to be given a fair chance as your personal support to such courageous well-made films having no big stars.

Ending on a positive note, it was good to see the film being presented by Karan Johar, since the name has never been associated with such experimental, off beat cinema in the last many years……. raising many new hopes.

Rating : 3.5 / 5

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5 Responses to “THE GHAZI ATTACK - Ignoring the filmy touches, it largely remains a rare and delightful focused war movie featuring a talented cast ensemble that deserves to be given a chance for sure. (Review by Bobby Sing)”
Prakash Bhatia   
submitted on 19 February 2017

Hi Bobby ji,
Well said Bobby ji a fully focussed war film that too from hindi film makers.Inspite of spoilers as mentioned by you the film remains a fully engrossing under water film.
Even set wise Om Puri's office at Eatern Naval Command looks like an Admiral's office and S21 the submarine has been designed to look like Russian submarine. One oversight by costume team the strips on Capt Ran Vijay Singh's (K K Menon) shoulders.They have shown three strips and a circle whereas Captain carries 4 strips and a circle on his shoulders.3 strips are adorned by Commander and two and a half by Lt. Commander.

Though this mistake won't have any bearing on this wonderful film but still one has to be very partucular about such things.
Hats off to all departments and especially Sankalp Reddy the director and Karan Johar and other producers for giving us such an engrossing film.
Cheers.

bobbysing
submitted on 22 February 2017

Hi Prakash Ji,
Glad to know that you loved watching it too as it is indeed one of the rare completely focused war movies from our Hindi Cinema.
(I made the correction as sent in your first comment only)
Thanks a lot for sharing this fine detailing about the stars.
Cheers!

Purnima   
submitted on 02 March 2017
nice review..... after watching movie, thought how the sound from a submarine (national anthem) goes to the another sub marine????
else the movie was good... thank you
bobbysing
submitted on 04 March 2017

Thanks a lot for your kind words and glad to know that you liked the film too Purnima Ji.
Keep Visiting and Writing in,
Cheers!

Prakash Bhatia   
submitted on 10 March 2017

Hi Bobby ji,
I have infact certain queries regarding The Ghazi Attack.One was why they were whispering and was their loud singing of the National Anthem had any logic. I was pretty sure that Sankalp Reddy cannot go wrong. So after lot of search on internet I got the answer.

"Sound is louder in water than in air. Sound travels as waves that bounce off objects. Sound waves travel five times faster in water than in air, and they travel farther"
Another quote of a submariner from a discussion:-
" I asked a Mr.Lunasea (a submariner) and he says that it (whispering) does make a difference.__________when they call quiet it pretty much means all movements and speaking ceases".
Big salute to Sankalp for giving us an authentic war film.
Cheers!

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