5 Things You Didn’t Know About Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
Written by crucible on May 26, 2018
Parmanu is a film based on the nuclear bomb explosions conducted by the Indian army at Pokhran in 1998. The film features John Abraham, Diana Penty and Boman Irani. To read more about Pokhran tests, click here
With Raazi making a breakthrough success at the box office the previous week, another patriotic movie, “Parmanu: The story of Pokhran” has released on 25th of this May. You must be wondering why should you then watch two patriotic movies back to back? Well, here are the 5 facts we bet you didn’t know about the movie, interesting enough to pull you to the theatres!
1. Someone’s loss is someone else’s gain
With so many movies based on patriotism and defence, it is hard to believe that the concept of Parmanu as a movie never crossed any director’s mind in these 20 years. But, Abhishek Sharma (The director of Parmanu) seems to have hit the bull’s eye by thinking of creating a movie based on a reality that is close to every Indian’s heart.
2. Fortune favours the brave
The legal dispute between John Abraham production and KriArj production over IPR benefitted the movie rather than causing harm. Because of the delay caused by the legal issues, the movie’s trailer release had to be postponed. But as fate might have it, Parmanu’s trailer was released on 11th May, 3:45 pm. The exact time when the Pokhran tests happened, 20 years ago.
3. Another trendsetter
John believes that the Indian audience should get an equal chance of jogging their brains as much as they do to jog their pelvic muscles. Be it Vicky Donor or Madras Café, the movies that John produces try to make a difference in the society and we hope that Parmanu does the same.
4. Reel very close to the real
The movie, although not a documentary, is 90% real and only 10% fictional. So, if you were thinking of skipping the movie because you thought it’s just going to be another entertainment movie where fiction overpowers the actual events, you might want to rethink!
5. A compelling story with smartly woven characters
Diana Penty’s character in the movie is a combination of various real army men and women who were present during Pokhran tests. Both, John and Diana had to undergo rigorous training which involved kick boxing and martial arts to fit smoothly into the role. The script is quite pacy according to the actors, which makes it even more compelling to watch.
Still thinking of what to do this weekend? Grab your tickets for Parmanu and experience the proud moment that changed the history of India!