Watch Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran online free – Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998, under the leadership of India’s future President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, during the time of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure. John Abraham plays the lead member of the Pokhran Nuclear test team. The film tells the audience about the failures and the hidden facts that no one paid attention to and brings out the unsung heroes of the experiment that put India on the map as global nuclear superpower.
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Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran review by Proabhinav – Could have been much stronger messaging !!
We would expect a movie inspired with true events ought to keep you engaged throughout.
Alas, it may not be in case of Pokharan… an event which brought the country to the world map of military power and paved its way to have a stronger role in world politics, the movie might not have been able to build a strong backdrop story line … a not so strong screenplay, at times lame dialogues and script drags and tries to instill patriotism.. I guess movie was an attempt to stardom, from the factory of recently created patriotism formulae with humor dialogues nd doesn’t help, atleast myself.
Again, I still feel we had a great cast nd have watched some great work from JAs production like Madras Cafe… Diane Pentys role could have been stronger than just making her walk in a uniform …
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran review by Spandan Sinha (spandan888) – Based on true events, makes one proud to be an Indian
1998 – How a country fooled the then superpower country and established its presence in the world. If you are a true Indian, this movie will fill you with love for the country, its great people, and the wonderful PM we had at that time. Most people don’t know the story behind the headlines, and even those headlines are a distant memory for most. This movie has great background soundtrack including vocalized songs, good acting, great direction, camera work. Must watch.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran review by Ketan Gupta – It will give you goosebumps
On 11th May, 1998, India was declared a nuclear state despite facing major opposition from world leaders including USA. It was a historic day for each and every Indian as it showed the world that India can be a supreme power. Does Parmanu : The Story Of Pokhran do justice to the events that eventually led to the nuclear test successfully conducted at Pokhran, Rajasthan ? Let us find out ..
After failed attempts to carry out the plans to execute the nuclear test, Capt. Ashwat Raina (John Abraham) loses hope and retires from his professional life. Thanks to Himanshu Shukla (Boman Irani), Principle secretary to the Prime Minister, the project to carry out nuclear test is restarted and he wants Ashwat to lead the team at Pokhran and at the same time prove his mettle.
From director of Tere Bin Laden, Abhishek Sharma chooses a subject which was never told and probably forgotten. The successful nuclear test was lead by Dr. Abdul Kalam and all the drama and events behind the project is recommended to be told to the entire world. The film will not impress initially as it takes time to build the story and characters. Infact, it felt like watching an average film on Pokhran nuclear test till the first half. But the mood of the film completely changes in the second half. The screenplay gathers steam and builds tension around the scenes. The film delivers a knock-out punch and should impress the audience. Icing on the cake is the humor coupled with outstanding climax which makes it worth-watching.
I liked the editing of the film which gets covered in a span of 2 hours along with some great cinematography. Art direction is superb along with remarkable dialogues which goes well with the film. I wish Screenplay could have been tighter to make it an eventful film. Music was another let down where it does not incite the patriotic feeling. Performances were good with John Abraham doing fine while rest of the star cast was passable.
Overall, a nice attempt to tell the true events which led to the miracle day.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran review by Chandrasekar_V – A must watch, informative movie for everyone, especially Indians
Not often that I write about Hindi movies, but I certainly had to write about Parmanu – the story of Pokhran. Such a good movie that was. It basically depicted the secret nuclear operation carried out by the Indian Army under the guidance of Dr. Abdul Kalam in 1998, which is considered one of the best secret operations carried out by a country. It brought immense pride to me as an Indian while watching that movie, just to see the way the operation was carried out.
It was refreshing to see John Abraham in such a good role where he didn’t have to flaunt his biceps or six pack, etc. Really liked his portrayal of the character of Ashwat Raina. Another eye catcher to me was Boman Irani, as I’m catching him on screen after a while now. His role of a top government official was enhanced with his experience as an actor. There were a few other pivotal characters who were effective enough on screen.
The best thing apart from the performances to me were the fact that this was a movie devoid of illogical stunt sequences, item or party songs and other unwanted commercial aspects. It stayed pure to its intention and to me, this is the type of Bollywood I personally want to see. This was quite informative in many ways and there might be quite a few like me who wouldn’t have heard a lot about this mission until now.
After coming out of the theatre, I felt proud as an Indian that such a challenging operation was carried out with such braveness and to extreme perfection under the leadership of Dr. Kalam himself. While we criticise many aspects of our country, I think this movie would be a good way to appreciate such incidents and also India’s growth as a nation since then. A must watch in theatre for every Indian.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran review by Aminhasnani – Witness how the nuclear is tested
Paramanu: the story of Pokhran is a good acceptable thriller which tells you the story of India’s one of the most initial Nuclear Test conducted by India.
Story starts in 1995 where an unsuccessful attempt is made because of lack of interest and focus of politicians; but opportunity knocks on John’s door in 1998 where one of chief officer (Bomon Irani) shows interest and willingness in that idea. John is back to work and audience get ready to witness the preparation of testing nuclear weapons. To keep the operation covert is the biggest challenge ahead of the team because there is spy from Pakistan & satellites through which USA is keeping eye. Now to watch how they keep up with the operation going on with avoiding the satellites is the most intriguing and fun part of the movie.
You know how it will end but it succeeds in creating that urgency and excitement, especially in the second half. First half has its own unwanted scenes which could have been avoided i.e. John’s wife accusing him of being unfaithful and all, which creates unintentional humour in such serious situation.
Screenplay is mostly good but it could have been more crispier if some scenes were edited.
John Abraham does his best as a patriotic R&D officer, Diana did a faithful job and Boman is amazing as always with other cast.
Overall Abhishek Sharma directorial is an entertaining movie providing a glance inone of chapters of Indian history.John and all other producers should be encouraged for choosing such a winner subject.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran review by Manik Kaushal – A story we need to know
This is one of the best thrillers in the history of bollywood.From screenplay to direction,the entire team has done a commendable job in making this movie an original. Direction: The director deserves the acclamation for presenting the story in the most interesting way possible which is why you can’t help but be hooked to this movie.He also needs to acclaimed for the precised presentation of this real life story. Writers: Crediting others and not the writers would not be fair.They have done a stellar job in writing one of the most sucessfull covert operations in the history in an intelligent manner and as a result we get such an authentic thriller. Actors: The entire cast acted well especially John Abraham.He really kicked his acting up a notch. The best part is that there is no illogical fight scenes & cheesy romance.It is made for people who really acknowledge true art.A must watch.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran review by Gokscasm – The Kind of Movie Bollywood Needs
We have people blaming #Bollywood movies for content all year long and when a good film releases there’s no one to watch it. Intentionally watched #Parmanu with 50% occupancy and what a film it is!! Such stories need to be told, these are the stories which children need to know.
And not movies on Sanjay Dutt, not movies on Dawood, Haseena Parkar, etc. #Parmanu invokes patriotism in you and that’s what should be remembered. Anyway will have people bashing the upcoming Race 3 and blaming the audience for taking it to 500cr.
Whereas a Parmanu silently arrives and leaves without anyone noticing. Hope it gets what it deserves. An audience!!
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran review by prabhash-halder – If you have Patriotism within you, this movie will give you goosebumps!
Parmanu is based on the historic event of Nuclear tests conducted by India during 1998. Plot is simple but execution is complex. Some drama mixed with real life incidents to make it a filmy experience.
Good part of the movie is the way things were detailed in a simple manner as how India has to keep the mission secretive & the plan to keep it secret.
Bad part was the unnecessary family drama of John Abrahams character with his wife which was quite annoying & completely takes you out of the zone. Some things were over dramatized & if kept subtle would have worked in favor of the movie since it was dealing with a real incident.
Acting John was OK with minimum expressions & Diana Penty was completely not required in the movie with a decent supporting cast.
Overall any Indian with patriotism will get goosebumps throughout the movie and specially in the climax.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran review by kinshuk-gaur – Good Watch
This will be one of my shortest reviews. I read couple of distinguished critics bashing this movie. Probably they are saving their blessing for Race 3. With new breed of producers like Anushka and now John and many coming in the picture putting their money on movies which normally producers might not do is a good sign. Parmanu might have some flaws and taking a lot liberty is still a good watch. I’ll not go into the story. John has acted well and this might be his one of the best performance after Madras Café. Script is engaging and cinematography is very good. The last 30 minutes of the movie is somewhat winning. Just the initial hiccups and the family part of John depicted is bit exaggerated in otherwise crisp movie. Watch this weekend with your entire family and enjoy some cherish moments.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran review by shishir16 – Indian History’s best kept secret
Despite the intricacies of the topic at hand, filmmakers have delivered a thoroughly entertaining uncomplicated gripping thriller with enough light moments to keep the audience captivated.
The grandiose vision, acute attention to detail required for a period film, fast-paced screenplay, Hollywoodesque CGI and a breath-stopping final act that ends literally with a big bang!
Abhishek Sharma of Tere Bin Laden fame has delivered a winner here filled with patriotism, some bollywood masala, Argo kind of ending & a fair bit of Vajpayee ji. Another path breaking film from the John Abraham Production House post Vicky Donor and Madras Cafe! Boman Irani is the finest actor in the country, John Abraham is wonderful and the support cast fits in perfectly!
A story revealing Indian history’s best-kept secret, that needed to be told! It is imperative that we encourage and watch good films like Parmanu in theatres in India, else we will continue to be served some trash Friday after Friday. The movie will resonate with every Indian & all movie-goers will leave the theatre engulfed with national pride!!
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran review by Prashast Singh – Just watch this film. An epic proud Indian moment awaits you.
It’s a shame that I really had almost no idea about the event it’s based on. That very event changed the world’s perspective towards our nation and it was indeed a proud moment for us all. PARMANU: THE STORY OF POKHRAN is a mindblowing film. It not only stays true to the event but also makes sure that those who didn’t know about it would be able to experience it in a stylish way.
PARMANU is a very tightly scripted film. There are thrills, drama and some cool action. Everything is balanced so perfectly that I felt it couldn’t get any better than this. There’s almost no flaw to find and the lack of musical numbers ensures that a wider audience embraces the film. There are no commercial compromises, and the director has mixed all the elements perfectly to give you a touching patriotic story which proves that unsung heroes can be remembered and honoured on any day.
John Abraham is fabulous in this film. He plays a different kind of role and impresses totally, especially in the climax and an action sequence in the second half. Well, I didn’t really need to say that since we all know that he’s an action hero. This time, he doesn’t really play one, but still reminds us of the excellence with which he has mastered this genre. Boman Irani is extraordinary: give him any role and he’s gonna play it his way, the perfect way. Diana Penty is impressive and her character is neatly written. Rest of the cast does a splendid job.
The review would be incomplete without praising the film’s director, Abhishek Sharma whose skilful direction has helped the film become what it became: A perfect entertainer and thought-provoking historical action drama/thriller which also allows for some natural humour to breathe in.
Enough of the bashing by critics. This film is awesome and is capable to entertain all ages. PARMANU: THE STORY OF POKHRAN is much more than just a history lesson: it’s a phenomenal historical saga which realizes its strengths and thus chooses to remain totally realistic. If you like action dramas/thrillers based on real events, then I would like to congratulate you, since you’re definitely in for a treat.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran review by Maulin Parmar – A must watch patriotic film. John’s career best.
Directed by Abhishek Sharma, Parmanu is a film based on true incident of nuclear testing in India (1998). Film features John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani and Anuja Sathe in prominent characters. It speaks about the historical event of India becoming a nuclear state.
First of all, let me tell you frankly that I was not going for this movie till the last night. Somehow I felt that it’s going to be a boring film as what will they show about nuclear test! But last night, I read one tweet praising about it. So I made up my mind to take a risk. Believe me, I am extremely satisfied now!
What went through during the test of nuclear, that also with super secrecy from entire world, especially CIA. There is a constant pace that the film continues on with lot’s of happening in between. There is a strong emotional factor, too. And above all, the patriotism makes it a worthy watch for every Indian.
John Abraham is at his best. Many will say that this is his best film in the entire career. Also, he is a producer of this film. There were some issues, and because of that the film’s future went in danger. But he somehow manages to break all the odds and Today he made it to the theatres as well. Kudos to him for lifting up such a story which the entire nation needs to know.
Diana Penty looks perfect for the role. She acts beautifully and looks charming. Anuja Sathe delivers a solid performance as a wife of John. Boman Irani is excellent. His conversation scenes with John are the best! Supporting cast, especially the Pandavas have done a great job. They keep you engage as well as entertain throughout.
Music by Sachin-Jigar adds an element of Rajasthani touch. Folk tunes and voices are very much relatable to the story and situation. Sapna by Arijit is my favourite from this album.
Location adds thrill to the story. Storms and sands are captured well. The whole setup of plant was developed superb. It is hard to crew for the setup pf 1998 in the current year, but they have done it nicely. Though, the blast could have been shown better. Although, it is nice now. Usage of old footage such as speech by Bajpayee is also good.
Overall, this film should not be missed. You will feel proud for sure. This film is an ode to our engineers and scientists. And that too in a thriller format. John Abraham and Abhishek Sharma deserve applaud for making such a wonderful film. And I wish John will make such films in future as well (like his production house did in the past). So, a must watch story of Pokhran.