Movie released on 11 January and like one of the rare movies that I watch in theatre, I watched this one.
The trailer and Facebook and several people came up saying this movie will is like a injection of patriotism. I felt otherwise.
There are handful ways to look at this movie... First it is patriotic or hyper nationalist and bla bla. Second as if the movie is an ordinary war movie and third how a army officer takes revenge, fourth is how things have changed after Modi got his first five year term.
Well, obviously the movie is based on true events and people, so you just can't avoid pointing out characters. Especially, in the scene where the little girl shouts the war cry at her father's funeral. We have seen that in real life, we already have these heroes amongst us. If that's hyper nationalism, let it prevail. (Also, I didn't feel that the movie was hyper nationalist or something. Perhaps my sense of nationalism is that high already!)
Although there are two front line female leads, one supporting female lead and another lady - the most charming face on TV from my childhood as character actress, the movie doesn't portray any gaudy picturization of romance. And the they have been given enough time on screen. Yet the movie is worth a watch. So it's definitely not just another war movie.
The army officer is pissed off due to things happening around him and wants a revenge. Plans and executes... Hehehe... This is not a ordinary Bollywood or Tollywood movie dude... Planning & execution are two big things and cannot be done without a team. The movie definitely portrays this. This is where the movie stands out from any other Bollywood movie where every thing is focused on just one main character. Although few things, are may feel exaggerated.
And lastly, yes, the they have picturized how things have changed. Ain't we all seeing that day in day out? How you see it depends on the color of your glasses. Mine are saffron.