The Ghazi Attack, a war film based on the mission undertaken by the Indian Navy on the eve of the 1971 war with Pakistan. The movie starring Tapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati and K K Menon in the lead roles, is an appreciable debutant director Sankalp Reddy’s sincere efforts in making a film. It’s great to watch out for the first time into the depths of the sea, to fish out a story.
The Ghazi Attack has its heart at the right place, but there are times and these are easily forgettable given the grey areas the film has to cruise through when over-dramatisation gets the better off Reddy’s helmsman ship.
The first half focuses more on Captain Singh’s determined hatred for the Pakistanis in a slight aberration. The film’s sub-plot has Singh’s young son die at the hands of the Pakistanis in the 1965 India-Pakistan war. However in the second half, of the film that rivets you to your seat and gives you the feeling of being within the claustrophobic confines of a submarine.
The nail-biting tension gripping both the sides of the divide as the two submarine commanders strive to outwit and torpedo each other make for a thrilling experience. Tapsee Pannu is a East Pakistani refugee onboard a merchant vessel that is sunk by the Pakistani submarine presence in this war film.
The Ghazi Attack ticks all the right boxes for a must watch war film.