Movie: The Ghazi Attack
Direction: Sankalp Reddy
Cast: Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon, Rahul Singh, Satyadev Kancharana
Editor: Sreekar Prasad
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
What is it about: It’s an Indian War film, which ponders the facts on the mysterious sinking of “PNS Ghazi” during the Indo-Pak war in 1971. This film is directed by debutante Sankalp Reddy.
Why it’s disappointing: The film in spite of having great potential, somewhere loses out on hitting the target which it originally intends to. The emotion is quite hard and forced and doesn’t kindle the enthuse, which it should for a subject of this calibre. This factor might make you feel a little disinterested in the film.
What to watch out for: The film had an amazing cast, which was played out really well. Rana Daggubati was crisp and did a commendable job, who takes up the film later in the second half. Then it was Kay Kay Menon, who displayed a great attitude, which was spot on. He did a great job. Atul Kulkarni was subtle and was a perfect addition to the above two.
The high point of the film was its technical team, which was top notch. The cinematography by Madhie was great, he gave an amazing tone to the film, which complimented it well. The editing by Sreekar Prasad was crisp. The VFX was really good and was rendered well, which brought a genuine feel to the film.
The music and background score by “K” was perfect and that was well backed with a crisp sound design.
The film gets really interesting during the climax which was well scripted and was laid out well.
Verdict: Sankalp, did a fine job in making a war film, which was laid out well with a commendable cast. It does has its highs and low, but manages to nudge the obvious and makes a pretty strong case. Definitely worth a watch.