J.P. Dutta is best known for making war films which are filled with patriotism, and the trailer of his next masterpiece Paltan, released today. The film is based on the 1967 Nathu La military clashes between India and China over the infiltration of Sikkim.
The trailer begins with glimpse of the 1962 Indo-China war, to set the premise but what follows for the next three minutes fails to stick. The multi-starrer highlights each character showing snippets of war and exchange of patriotic sentiments to prove their love for the motherland. But nothing really stands out.
Between the extremely destructive, high-octane war sequences there are glimpses of few female characters.
While you’re trying to understand the synopsis and emotionally connect to their mission, men from the Chinese army are seen speaking in fluent Hindi. Not only is that completely bizarre, but almost seems caricature-ish.
Paltan stars Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Choudhary, Harshvardhan Rane, Siddhant Kapoor, Luv Sinha, Esha Gupta, Sonal Chauhan, Deepika Kakar, and Monica Gill.
Watch the trailer here:
Trailer Rating: [1 POP]
The trailer looks like any other war film with stereotypical characters. It is confusing and fails to create any lasting impression, especially when it ends abruptly.