Banner: PVP Cinemas, Matinee Entertainment
Producer: Prasad V Potluri
Director: Sankalp Reddy
Casting: Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon, Nassar, Om Puri, Atul Kulkarni, Rahul Singh, Kunal Kaushik,Satyadev Kancharana and others
Pakistan, ahead of the 1971 war with India, while using brutal force against east Pakistan, decided to negate India's moral support to the protesters. Pakistan unleashes its powerful weapon PNS Ghazi commanded by Captain Razaq with the intention of suppressing the rebellion and also target INS Vikrant at Visakhapatnam.
Admiral (Om Puri), Vice Admiral (Nassar) suspect Pakistan intentions and decides to send S 21 submarine of INS Rajput for surveillance in the Indian waters. However they face a problem as S21 is commanded by trigger happy Captain Ranvijay Singh (Kay Kay Menon) who believes in offense is the best form of defense. To calm him down, Navy sends Lt.Commander Arjun Varma (Rana Daggubati) to accompany Cap Ranvijay Singh for Operation Sea Side.
Watch Ghazi to find out who wins the battle between Cap Ranvijay Singh and Lt Commander Arjun Varma (Rana Daggubati ) and this Indo-Pak conflict which was never reported in the history.
Rana dared to be different to star in the role. He gets all the compliments for deciding to turn Sankalp Reddy's dream of turning his novel 'Blue Fish-The War Beneath' into a feature film. He played his role powerfully showing right emotions and expressions. Kay Kay Menon attracted with his dialogues, expressions and screen presence. He made powerful impact in his role with thought provoking and intent dialogues.
Chiranjeevi's voice over elevated the film to new level. It takes movie lovers into the film right from the start. Om Puri and Nassar performed well while Atul Kulkarni made his presence felt along with Rana and Kay Kay Menon. Tapsee's role is negligible as Bangaldeshi refugee. Satyadev Kancharana and others performed according to their roles.
K's background score increased the intensity in the film's emotional and patriotic flavour. Cinematography of Madhi elevated the scenes to new heights. VFX,CG made good impact flooring all with the high quality. submarine set showed the high standards of art direction.
Sreekar Prasad's editing is top class. Dialogues increased the patriotism in everyone. Production values are good. Sankalp Reddy on debut scored excellent marks and only thing is he should have done away with few drags.
Story, Screenplay, Direction
Rana, Kay Kay Menon
Chiranjeevi Voice Over
Lack of commercial elements
Sankalp Reddy on debut dared to be different by selecting to come with India's first underwater war film. He won the hearts of all with his dedication and exuberance. He did not compromise on anything and got the optimum from the cast and crew. Film picks up pace and from then on it never went down. First half ends with difference of opinion between two senior officers in S21 and Pak plotting attack and ends with good interval plot.
Action picks up in the second half with Pakistan attacking turning the aggressor and India defending and trying to attack the enemy. All the scenes are well shot and Sankalp surprises all with his professional attitude. He never looked like a debutante with his story, screenplay and direction. Sankalp makes sensational debut on silver screen with Ghazi.
People get thrilled with Ghazi's patriotism.
Gallery, Trailer Launch Stills
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