Lately, a number of content-driven films have been performing well in India. Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi was a blockbuster hit and now, is inching closer to the 60-crore mark. It is heartening to see that the Indian audience is finally accepting and indulging in good cinema, thus leading to the creation of more such movies that make us proud of the Indian film industry.
If you have still not seen Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, here’s a gist of the story: In 1995, Pakistan was strengthening its ties with China and America, leaving India in a weaker position. While the country was grappling with ways to strengthen its borders, IAS officer Ashwat Raina (played by John Abraham) decides it’s time for India to become a nuclear state. But his efforts are dampened by greedy politicians who execute his plans without giving due importance to secrecy. The US satellite Lacrosse captures India’s activities in Pokhran and Ashwat is thereby suspended.
The story then jumps to 1998, when Ashwat is recalled by the government to rev
ive the project. A dream team is thereby created to dedicate themselves to the sole purpose of making India a nuclear state.
As you can see, Bollywood does not makes movies like Parmanu. But it is an important part of our history and must definitely be watched by everyone. So head to your nearest theatres and give good cinema a boost by watching Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran on the big screen. It surely deserves a watch!