Paltan (2018) (2018)

Hindi 2 hrs 34 mins Drama, War
Critics Score
28%
Total Reviews: 22
User Score
12%
Total Votes: 9

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Review Summary: 'Paltan' is old and tired with a good climax that fails to redeem this J.P. Datta film!

Average Critic Rating: (2.09)
Cast: Jackie Shroff , Arjun Rampal , Sonu Sood , Gurmeet Choudhary , Harshvardhan Rane , Siddhanth Kapoor , Luv Sinha , Abhilash Chaudhary , Nagender Choudhary , Esha Gupta , Sonal Chauhan , Dipika Kakar , Monica Gill
Director: J.P. Dutta
Release Date: 07 Sep 2018
Est. Budget: 25.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 8.0 CR

Plot: The morning of 11 September 1967, the engineers and soldiers of Indian Army Mountain division in Chumbi valley starts laying the stretch of fencing from Nathu La to Sebu La along the perceived border. A Chinese Political Commissar, with a section of Infantry, comes to the centre of the pass Read more

Paltan (2018) - Top Reviews

They claim that the film is based on real events following the border skirmishes with China in Nathula Pass region near Sikkim in 1967. Kids in the park have better fights than Indian and Chinese soldiers throwing stones at each other. This is a mockery of the lives of soldiers who are shown to be foolhardy, stupid and crying at the drop of a hat. The dialogues are so trite they have been taken off quote sites. All in all a waste of time.
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running
There is a lot to be said about the futility of war, and now Dutta has made his case for the futility of the war movie
Raja Sen, Hindustan Times
They claim that the film is based on real events following the border skirmishes with China in Nathula Pass region near Sikkim in 1967. Kids in the park have better fights than Indian and Chinese soldiers throwing stones at each other. This is a mockery of the lives of soldiers who are shown to be foolhardy, stupid and crying at the drop of a hat. The dialogues are so trite they have been taken off quote sites. All in all a waste of time.
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running
J P Dutta's clownish treatment of history and hard-earned triumph demeans the efforts and sacrifices of real-life martyrs and bravehearts with its pompous ideas of valour, clunky writing and a cadre of lacklustre actors
Sukanya Verma, Rediff
JP Dutta's War Film Has Got a Tired, Recycled Feel to It
Rajeev Masand, News 18
J P Dutta's clownish treatment of history and hard-earned triumph demeans the efforts and sacrifices of real-life martyrs and bravehearts with its pompous ideas of valour, clunky writing and a cadre of lacklustre actors
Sukanya Verma, Rediff
There is a lot to be said about the futility of war, and now Dutta has made his case for the futility of the war movie
Raja Sen, Hindustan Times
JP Dutta's War Film Has Got a Tired, Recycled Feel to It
Rajeev Masand, News 18

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Paltan (2018) - All Reviews

Paltan में नहीं दिखती देशभक्ति, कहानी में नयेपन की कमी
R.J Alok, Aaj Tak
A realistic but lame war film
Troy Ribeiro, Sify
Went For The Martyrs, Almost Became One!
Umesh Punwani, Koi Moi
Paltan is a long-drawn war-drama that picks up during the final moments.
Ronak Kotecha, Times of India
Went For The Martyrs, Almost Became One!
Umesh Punwani, Koi Moi
Paltan is a long-drawn war-drama that picks up during the final moments.
Ronak Kotecha, Times of India
Paltan में नहीं दिखती देशभक्ति, कहानी में नयेपन की कमी
R.J Alok, Aaj Tak
All-in-all, the film might be a little melodramatic at times but its heart certainly is in the right place. We need to tell more such stories about small and big victories to boost the morale of our overworked troops...
Devesh Sharma, Filmfare
A Real Story That Could Have Been Told with Great Effect
R.M. Vijayakar, India West
A Real Story That Could Have Been Told with Great Effect
R.M. Vijayakar, India West
JP Dutta fails to create Border magic
Zee News
JP Dutta fails to create Border magic
Zee News
A realistic but lame war film
Troy Ribeiro, Sify
All-in-all, the film might be a little melodramatic at times but its heart certainly is in the right place. We need to tell more such stories about small and big victories to boost the morale of our overworked troops...
Devesh Sharma, Filmfare