10 The Ghazi Attack (24 February)
We have seen many Hindi films based on various wars our powerful armies have fought over the years, but ‘The Ghazi Attack’ is completely different from all of them. The film shows war not on earth but hundreds of feet under water. Sounds new and interesting? Doesn’t it? Touted to be India’s first war at sea film, ‘The Ghazi Attack’ is said to have everything to keep you hooked to your seats. It boasts of a strong story, great performances, and excellent direction. The story of the movie is going to be thoroughly engaging, if celebs who have watched the film are to be believed. The movie is set to release on 17th February, 2017.
The story of ‘The Ghazi Attack’ revolves around Indian submarine, S 21 – INS Rajput and a team of Indian Navy Officers, Captain Ranvijay Singh (Kay Kay Menon), Lieutenant Arjun Verma (Rana Daggubati) and Officer (Devraj Atul Kulkarni), who have been entrusted with the responsibility of carrying out a recce mission in Bay Of Bengal to find out the presence of Pakistani Naval Army after a secret intelligence report suggesting the same. The team does not only trace the enemy army but defeats them also. How S 21 fights with the colossal Ghazi submarine of Pakistan braving all odds and comes out victorious is what forms the crux of the story.
Making a film within the confines of a submarine and keeping it engaging and interesting throughout is not an easy task, but debutant director Sankalp Reddy seems to have made impossible possible. If the trailer of the movie is anything to go by, the director has kept the film tight while maintaining fluency interesting enough to keep the audience hooked to the screens. The casting of the film is spot on. All artistes, including Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni, are known to put their heart and soul in portraying their characters. Kay Kay Menon as Captain Ranvijay Singh looks perfect in posters and trailer. Rana Daggubati too fits the bill. He looks amazing in the Navy uniform. Atul Kulkarni also lends an incredible support to the film. As officer Devraj he is brilliant. Despite being made on a moderate budget, the production value of the film seems quite rich.
TRIVIA: The film is simultaneously made in Telugu and Hindi and will be dubbed in Tamil. Amitabh Bachchan lent his voice for the Hindi version of the film while Chiranjeevi for the Telugu version.