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The film Ghazi Attack is getting positive word of mouth and the trade is saying that it is rock solid at the box office but when you look at the total number of its first 5 days business then you’ll find a figure little over 20 crores, that too including the regional versions of the film while the collections of the Hindi version is even below 10 crores. I saw the film and stayed away from writing the review because even if I or any other critic will give it 5 stars (though it does not deserve) that is not going to help the movie at the box office. Kay Kay Menon is right that the taste of Indian audiences and filmmakers are very low, and he hardly finds movies which make him feel proud to be associated with this industry. We need commercially viable meaningful, intelligent and entertaining films like Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani does. There should be no labeling of art or commercial films in the country. Talking about Ghazi Attack, it is a good film, strictly one-time watch, just because it is the first full-length underwater submarine film of India. But again the production value is very poor, the last minute backing of Dharma productions only benefitted in generating little buzz which otherwise would have even worse.
The performances of Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni is the highlight of the movie and in fact, despite having the meatiest role I hardly found any connection with the performance of Rana Duggubatti, he is so routine and mechanical. Tapsee Pannu is an audience in the movie like me, I felt both of us only wondered what if, the movie had better CGI. The last scene where illogically, Indian submarine team sang Vande Mataram and Jana Gana Mana was utterly pretentious and forced. But all in all, do watch this under budgeted ‘so called’ big film which is far better than usual Hindi outings.