- Abhishek Sharma('Tere Bin Laden Dead or Alive', 'The Shaukeens', 'Tere Bin Laden')
Rating: M Violence
Hindi with English subtitles
Parmanu makes you wonder how can an earnest on-screen adventure with a potential to end with a big bang on the silver screen, end on a whimper?
Climax saves Parmanu from drowning in the dust of Pokhran. It picks up the pace at the right juncture, and gives audiences the choice to overlook some sketchy acting.
Abraham's lack of expression is only matched by Penty's perennially open-mouthed appearance, and their scenes are unintentionally funny because they try so hard to muster emotion.
Thrills, suspense, drama, a little bit of humour, as well as a solid comment on India's soldiers - this movie largely has all the tricks to please even a discerning audience.