The untold story of brave soldiers
The much-awaited war drama of the year, Paltan marks the completion of the war trilogy by JP Dutta, following his films Border (1997) and LOC Kargil (2003). Paltan, based on the Nathu La military clashes which took place along the Sikkim border in 1967, pays an ode to the brave soldiers of the Indian Army who were part of the war at that time. The ensemble cast of the film, is set to take the audience through the riveting, untold story of the bravest Indian soldiers. Interestingly, the release date of the film also has a great significance. The war drama hits the screens in the same week as the India-china war, which took place on September 11 over 50 years ago. “I’ve been blessed by the almighty that I have been chosen to immortalise our soldiers for the country in the films that I make. Paltan showcases an untold story of a battle, which most of India, including myself, did not know about. It’s a historic milestone for the Indian Army. The bravery and valour this ‘paltan’ had shown in 1967 and their will to go beyond the call of duty for our motherland, needs to be told on the big screen and be celebrated,” says JP Dutta. Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios added, “We have always believed in telling inspiring tales of patriotism, and through this film, we pay tribute to all the soldiers of the Indian armed forces.” The popular musical trio — Javed Akhtar, Anu Malik, and Sonu Nigam — known for the soul-stirring song Sandese Aate Hain, from Border, have once again collaborated with JP Dutta for Paltan. With power-packed performances in store for the audiences, by the ensemble star cast comprising Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Chaudhary, Harshvardhan Rane, Luv Sinha, and Siddhanth Kapoor, the film tells the story of our unsung and brave heroes. Presented by Zee Studios, produced by JP Films, Paltan, releases today.
From left: Gurmeet Choudhary, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood and Harshvardhan Rane