The Ghazi Attack Movie Review

The Ghazi Attack Movie Review

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AVERAGE CRITICS RATING: 3/5

Reviewer: The Times Of India

Rating: 3/5 Stars

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While the visuals and special effects lack finesse, the film compensates for it with its riveting story. The second half keeps you on the edge of your seat as the submarines go head-to-head, firing torpedoes while dodging and defending themselves. Despite the hitches, this underwater thriller is worth a watch. It leaves you in awe of the soldiers, who lay their lives for their country.

Reviewer: Indian Express

Rating: 1.5/5 Stars

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Clearly, some amount of effort has gone into understanding the makings of a submarine, running of a ship, and even firing of torpedoes and laying of landmines at sea. The film doesn’t cut corners on underwater shots of ships damaged, leaking, hissing and sputtering as they turn leeward and starboard, even though the first shot of Singh and Arjun first heading out to sea is Titanically fake. At the same, all Naval soldiers are unshaven, unkempt, and sweat at the possibility of going food-less for a day. A snarling Rahul Singh plays Pakistani captain Razzaq with as much dishevelled splendour.

Reviewer: NDTV

Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

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The high-tech sonars on the two subs work overtime to pick up every little sound vibration that travels through the waters, but when the Indians belt out Saare jahan se achcha, the strains waft all the way to the enemy vessel on their own, defying all laws of hydro-acoustics.
Much water has flown down the Bay of Bengal since the 1971 Indo-Pak war changed the face of the subcontinent, but the PNS Ghazi mystery, at best a 1971 footnote, persists. This film does not do much to increase our desire to dive deeper and learn more about that obscure chapter.
Even so, do watch The Ghazi Attack. We haven’t, for sure, ever seen anything quite like it in this country

Reviewer: Koimoi

Rating: 3/5 Stars

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Background score could have been worked on better. Particularly, the music playing whilst the Pakistani Captain is in the frame is extremely irritating.

Luckily, the director makes no mistake of adding any songs to the film.

The Ghazi Attack has a riveting story and good performances from its lead cast. It lacks perfection in terms of its visual appeal. A 3/5 for this one

Reviewer: The Hindu

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

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Ghazi stays true to its genre, not giving in to mainstream commercial elements. That itself is commendable, considering we get very few of that kind in Telugu cinema. For a couple of minutes, you’ll see Rana indulge in something heroic when he goes looking for survivors of a wrecked ship, which Menon scoffs at. But even that is neatly worked into the plot.

Most of the time you are looking at characters in submarines. But it’s still a worthy trip to take, with cinematographer Madhie and K’s background score adding to a fine cinematic experience.

This is one of Om Puri’s last films; as we watch him in a brief role as a navy officer, it’s tough to believe he’s no more.

Reviewer: Rediff Movies

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Ghazi stays true to its genre, not giving in to mainstream commercial elements. That itself is commendable, considering we get very few of that kind in Telugu cinema. For a couple of minutes, you’ll see Rana indulge in something heroic when he goes looking for survivors of a wrecked ship, which Menon scoffs at. But even that is neatly worked into the plot.

Most of the time you are looking at characters in submarines. But it’s still a worthy trip to take, with cinematographer Madhie and K’s background score adding to a fine cinematic experience.

This is one of Om Puri’s last films; as we watch him in a brief role as a navy officer, it’s tough to believe he’s no more.

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Nebeeha Mobin
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PNS Ghazi was pride submarine of Pakistan. It was first deployed in Arabian Sea off Bombay Coast in 1965 War. The Captain had claimed to have fired 4 torpedoes on the INS Brahmaputra on 22 September and “heard” 3 hits. Ghazi returned to Karachi on 23 September, where he was decorated for having “sunk” the Indian frigate Brahmaputra. In fact the Brahmaputra had not been attacked as claimed by Pakistan and was fighting fit.

Aani Fatimah
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“In November 14, 1971 it sailed out of harbour on a reconnaissance patrol under the command of Cdr Zafar Muhammad Khan with 92 hands on board. It was expected to report on November 26. The submarine was to sail 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometres) around the Indian peninsula from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. PNS Ghazi (S-130) was a United States-built submarine that was leased by Pakistan in 1963. It operated in the 1965 and 1971 wars between Pakistan and India and was Pakistan’s first submarine and remained the flagship submarine for Pakistan Navy until it sank in… Read more »
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