&pictures to premiere Indo-China war film ‘Paltan’ on 10 Feb
MUMBAI: &pictures is all to premiere war-based film ‘Paltan’ on 10th February at 8 pm. The film highlights the hard-hitting truth of India’s relations with China, and how it is essential to acknowledge that China is enormous power in world politics.
Directed by J. P. Dutta, the war-based movie features an ensemble cast that consists of Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Harshvardhan Rane, Esha Gupta, and Sonal Chauhan. The film unveils the untold story of the 1967 clash between Nathu La and Cho La.
The movie narrates the story of Major General (Jackie Shroff), Lt Col. Rai Singh (Arjun Rampal) and Major Bishen Singh (Sonu Sood). The younger lot consists of Maj. Harbhajan Singh (Harshvardhan Rane) and Capt. Prithvi Singh Dagar (Gurmeet Singh Choudhary) and how the battalion together fought and defeated the Chinese at the line of control between India and China at Nathu La pass in 1965.
The story takes the viewers through the various ups and downs that the battalion faced while they stood guard and fought for their motherland. As the story progresses, the viewers get a sneak peek into the lives of the soldiers and the emotional turmoil they are faced with.
Speaking on the channel premiere and when asked about roping in 300 personnel, director J.P. Dutta said, “The movie focuses on the action and existential angst that our soldiers faced during the wartime. Who better than the real army officers themselves to showcase the true emotions? The ministry of defense was very supportive throughout the making and to shoot with real army men as part of our own crew helped us a lot. In no time, they all gelled with us and even helped the actors get into the skin of their characters. From training them to hold the real guns properly to aping army character traits, the real army personnel helped us, and I am hugely grateful to them.”