Arjun Rampal, Jackie Shroff, Sonal Chauhan, Gurmeet Choudhary, Esha Gupta and Dipika Kakar-starrer Paltan has hit the screens today, i.e September 7. Helmed by JP Dutta, Paltan brings an unknown chapter from Indian history and revolves around series of incidents that followed right after 1962 Indo-Sino war. With Paltan, JP Dutta is making a comeback on the director’s seat after his last release Umrao Jaan starring Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Giving the film 3 stars, Ronak Kotecha in her review for TOI wrote that Paltan revolves around the notion that India is an idea and an idea worth dying for that keeps the soldiers marching on in the film. It puts together a team of experienced actors and brings forth an important yet the much lesser known slice of history. While actors like Arjun Rampal and Harshvardhan Rane lead the pack with stellar performances, actors like Gurmeet Singh Choudhary and Siddhant Kapoor fail to make an impact.
Check out the trailer of Paltan here:
In a quick review, Amman Khurana in his review for TimesNow wrote that Paltan is an excruciatingly tiring affair and it seen like Arjun Rampal and Jackie Shroff are in the film to bear the burden. He added that the characters look like they are straight from a comic book, all due to week writing and bland screenplay.
Apoorva Nijhara in her mid-movie review for PinkVilla wrote that the filmmaker tried to recreate Border but seems to have lost the vision and those watching the film would not be able to feel the same power as previous films in the series titled Border and LOC. In her review, she added that the over-patriotic mood is clearly not working for the film.
This week Paltan will face a box office clash with films like Manoj Bajpayee-starrer Gali Guleiyan and Imtiaz Ali and Ekta Kapoor’s Laila Majnu.