CAST : RANA DAGGUBATI, KAY KAY MENON ATUL KULKARNI, OM PURI, NASSER, TAPSEE PANNU, PRIYADARSHI and others
MUSIC : K
PRODUCED BY : PVP CINEMA
DIRECTED BY : SANKALP REDDY
Ghazi, The first Indian war-at-sea film has hit the screens today. The film is based on true events happened during Indo-Pak war 1971. The film is directed by debutant director Sankalp reddy. He has done a lot of research about the true events before making this film. Lets see how the film is..
The plot revolves around Indian submarine S-21 and its crew. What challenges they faced during the attack of Pakistan powerful submarine “Ghazi”. How they survived the attack ? forms the story.
When Indian Navy force is informed that Ghazi is going to attack Vishakapatnam Port through Intelligence reports, They send S-21 to defend the base which is commanded by Arjun Varma (Rana). How S-21 defends the base and counter attacks Ghazi forms rest of the story.
One must bow to debutant director Sankalp reddy for giving us a wonderful patriotic war-drama film. Sankalp Reddy has perfectly executed the true events in gripping way. Narration and characterizations are the major strengths of the film. Strong performances added to the strong characterizations of the film. This has made sure the audience engage from the start to the end. Another strength of the film is the Sub marine setting and detailing done to it. Its once again proved that if the director sticks to the basics of the film direction It will do wonders, even if the plot is an experimental one.
Film starts with voice over of Chiranjeevi. He explains about the Indo-pak war which was happened during 1971. First half of the film is so gripping . Interval bang is bit flat yet decent. Second half is excellent with many goose bumps moments. Note : We are not here to reveal spoilers, so we are not writing about the scenes.
Artists performance :
Rana’s performance as an Intelligent Commander is fantastic. He is well-suited for the role. Kay Kay Menon as Captain Rana vijay Singh is a surprise package and he dominates Rana in the first half of the film. Atul Kulkarni is at his usual best. Tapsee Pannu’s role has no importance in the film. Pelli Choopulu fame Priyadarshi has played a small role in the film. But he makes good impact. All those who played crew members of Sub-marine have done great job.
Production vales by PVP cinema are superb. One must appreciate the risk taken by the producer. Art work is also good. VFX of the film are fantastic. Cinematography by Madhi is briiliant.
Plus Points :
General audience may not understand some scenes
Tapsee’s role is unneccessary
On whole, Ghazi is a brilliant thriller which has good dosage of patriotism. Every Indian should watch the film to know about the true events and unsung heroes of 1971 Indo-Pak war.