Cast : Rana Daggubati, Tapsee, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni and Others
Director: Sankalp Reddy
Music : K
Writer: Sankalp Reddy, Gunnam Gangaraju (Telugu Dialogues)
Editor: A Sreekar Prasad
Banner: PVP Cinemas
Release date: February 17th, 2017
Ghazi is inspired by the true events that happened during the Indo – Pak war in 1971. It is about the mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi, a Pakistan submarine during the Indo-Pak 1971 war. Captain Ranvijay Singh (Kay Kay Menon) is the Captain of Indian submarine S21 which mans the Indian waters across the coastal region of South and West India. During war with PNS Ghazi, it is Arjun Varma (Rana Daggubati) with his stupendous moves manages to sink Ghazi near Vishakapatnam Coast.
Rana Daggubati has got one more challenging role with Ghazi and he excelled it thoroughtly with his inspiring screen presence and flaw-less performance. Kay Kay Menon is exceptional with a hard-hitting performance and Atul Kulkarni is equally good. Taapsee is seen is a little role and does a decent job. All the other actors are okay in their roles.
The first half of the film is more about the submarine and things slowly unfold into a water drama and from there to a war drama. The first half is simple but still prepares the audience for the upcoming war episodes. The pace picks up in the second half, the top class visual effects and gripping narration with right dose of patriotism keeps the audience engrossed. Director Sankalp Reddy did a superb job with the film and declares himself as a director to watch out for with this masterpiece film.
The screenplay as we already said is superb and the dialogues are simple. The background score elevates the mood of the film while the VFX effects are grand. Madhie’s camera work is an asset to the film while production values are superb.
Gripping Narration and Screenplay by Sankalp Reddy
Relatively pale first half
Limited Action Sequences
Ghazi will be one of the classics in Indian Cinema. Even though there is something more to be done to make it commercially viable, the movie backed by Grand visual effects, strong performances, lavish production values and stupendous technical aspects makes it must watch.
TollywoodAndhra Rating: 3.5/5