Blind critic movie review of The Ghazi Attack
February 19, 2017
A blind perspective:
The Ghazi Attack is the first greatest Indian underwater war film. The story of the film is inspired by true events from the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war.
Thanks to the producers for making a film on lesser known yet important battle between India and Pakistan.
The film stars Rana Daggubati as Lt. Commander Arjun Varma, Kay Kay Menon as Captain Ranvijay Singh and Atul Kulkarni as Executive Officer Devraj in important roles. Also, Taapsee Pannu in a special role as a Bengali doctor Ananya.
The film is written by Azad Alam, directed by Sankalp Reddy and narrated by Amitabh Bachchan.
The film starts with Captain Ranvijay Singh alongwith Devraj and Arjun going on a mission on the Indian Submarine S21.
The film describes Captain Ranvijay as a very practical and aggressive officer who believes in destroying the enemy directly instead of waiting for the enemy to attack first.
Arjun is given a special responsibility by the Indian navy officials to keep a check if the government rules are followed on the submarine S21.
On the other hand, Pakistani officials launch the fast-attack submarine PNS Ghazi into the Indian waters to destroy the INS Vikrant.
However, Captain Ranvijay inspires Arjun to take charge of the ship and destroy the PNS Ghazi despite of many challenging situations.
The film deserves appreciation for keeping a balance on the technical as well as emotional parts.
The film keeps the viewers engaged from start till the end with its suspense and war strategies.
One more thing I liked in the film is the makers have added audio description for the Disclaimer in the beginning of the film. It would have been great if the makers had made the text that was displayed after the film's end accessible for the visually impaired audience. Overall, a must watch film.
A sighted perspective:
The Ghazi Attack is a true tribute to the heroes of S-21. It is a pure war film with no songs and glamor.
Kay Kay Menon is in a superb role, Rana is at his best and Atul Kulkarni shines in his officer role. Hats off and kudos to the efforts of the entire cast and crew for executing such a brilliant film.
The film has superb visual effects, good background music, 100% patriotism and excellent direction.
The film explores how naval officers worked 18 days underwater on the great historical war which saved INS Vikrant and Visakhapatnam.
The technical things about the submarine was also a very good experience to know.
Truly appreciate the climax which was quite different from most of the historical films. A proud watch for every Indian!