The Ghazi Attack is inspired by true events from the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. The story is about an executive naval officer of the Indian Submarine S21 and his team, who remain underwater for 18 days. The film explores the mysterious circumstances under which the PNS Ghazi sank off the coast of Visakhapatnam in 1971. It is an underwater tale of the courage and patriotism of the men aboard the Indian Submarine S-21 who destroyed the Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi when it ventured into Indian waters to destroy the INS Vikrant.
According to the Pak army, PNS Ghazi sank due to explosions caused by itself or the landmines it laid in the Bay of Bengal. However, the Indian Navy credits the destroyer INS Rajput for sinking PNS Ghazi. As of today, it is a mystery and was thus, a ripe subject for a filmmaker to base a war film on.
Go and watch The Ghazi Attack among the best war movies to come out of Bollywood. Shot almost entirely underwater, the cinematography and special effects in the depth of the ocean are just simply superb. Close-ups of actors. Sweating, bleeding, nervous, agitated and trying to keep calm under pressure in a claustrophobic environment where one wrong move can mean either death or a full-scale war between India and Pakistan.
The vision of Director Sankalp Reddy for the story and the superb direction though the movie is largely fictional.
The acting performances by all the actors is purely magical though Rana Daggubatti is largely a stone faced expressionless actor in this role stern face was a boon. Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni are fantastic as usual in their performances.
It is Bollywood’s first naval themed film which is great considering we have made war movies mostly about the army, and a few of them on the air force, but never about the navy.
Actress Tapsee Pannu is just a refugee civilian and is in the movie just as a beautiful face in this dark male oriented film.
India first and only Naval themed war movie fully shot in a submarine. Go watch it superb performances by all the actors too.