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The Ghazi Attack Movie Review

February 17, 2017 Author: Abhi Velani
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A much discussed war film, the Ghazi attack has hit the screens across the country. The story is based on a classified mission undertaken by the Indian Navy on the eve of the 1971 war with Pakistan.

This film is based on the claim that India’s INS-Rajput (changed to submarine S-21 in the film) attacked Ghazi, resulting in its subsequent sinking near India’s eastern coast. It is also the first Indian movie to mine nationalism at the very depths of the ocean.

Led by the rebellious Capt Ranvijay Singh (Kay Kay Menon), his second-in-command Devaraj (Atul Kulkarni) and righteous officer Arjun (Rana Daggubati), S-21 is assigned a classified search mission after sources tip-off the Indian Navy of a Pakistani vessel infiltrating the Indian waters. What transpires between these two submarines once they get a hint of each other forms the story.

While the visuals and special effects lack flair, the film compensates for it with its fascinating story. The second half keeps you on the edge of your seat as the submarines go head-to-head while dodging and defending themselves.But one must appreciate debutant director Sankalp Reddy’s sincere efforts in making a film.

Despite of glitches, this underwater thriller is worth a watch.

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