Director: Abhishek Sharma
Cast: John Abraham, Boman Irani, Diana Penty, Anuja Sathe, Yogendra Tiku.
Parmanu is the story of Pokhran which recounts the events of a crucial episode in the Indian history in which India its tested first nuclear bombs.
China tested its nuclear bombs – all these nonsense news are being discussed in Prime Minister’s office. An IAS officer, Ashwat Rana (John Abraham) has a full proof plan in floppy (used in 90’s that time) but his plan isn’t heard by the ministers. He is just asked to make a report and leave. His plan is later used without him and he gets suspended for the failure.
Ashwat is heartbroken and retires to go to Mussoorie with his wife Sushma (Anuja Sathe). He works as a Civil Service tuition teacher till one day, Himanshu Shukla (Boman Irani) who is the principal secretary to Prime Minister asks him to resume his plan again. This becomes a mission for Ashwat and he does this for his country. He has to be careful not getting caught by American satellites. His dream of testing multiple nuclear dreams in Pokhran, Rajasthan is finally coming true.
Can Ashwat make India proud? Will he be able to preserve the legacy of his late army officer father? Ashwat has a great team which also includes Ambalika (Diana Penty) who is the agent from Intelligence Bureau.
John Abraham is perfect and charming, he just fits into his character with ease. Effortless dialog delivery and a memorable performance. Boman Irani has a short screen time and still manages to make the audience laugh and love him. Diana Penty is beautiful as always and is good. Anuja Sathe’s character is not so important and has more screen time, she is just okay.
Too many songs in the movie and some of them just for the sake of putting songs in a movie. Background score is just as the script demands.
Not an entertaining film but an intense and serious one. An experience which is very rare but arouses patriotism in you, so watch it for your country.