J.P. Dutta ‘Paltan’ will hit on the screen on September 7, 2018. The first look of the film, based on the Nathu La and Cho La military clashes of 1967 which took place along the Sikkim border, shows Indian and Chinese soldiers facing one another while pointing rifles at each other.
Brother to my left, brother to my right, as the battle drums beat, we pledge to rise! #WethePaltan are getting ready to march into battle! #4MonthsToPaltan #sept7 #jpdutta @ZeeStudios_ @RealNidhiDutta pic.twitter.com/UAcQJj2swb
— SONAL CHAUHAN (@sonalchauhan7) May 7, 2018
It will take on Sushant Singh Rajput’s Drive and Abhishek Bachchan’s Manmarziyan. Interestingly Bachchan was to be cast in Paltan but due to some reason, it did not work out. Abhishek faced the camera almost after two years, special thing is that Dutta is his mentor. We all know that he made his debut in his 2000 film Refugee.
The actor and the director went on to collaborate for two more films, LOC Kargil and Umrao Jaan. The duo all set t reunite for their fourth film together. Paltan is a multi starrer war drama, set against the back drop of the Indo-China conflict.
The film teaser release it clears that the film is all set to release. Dutta is known for making the films on war like Border, it was the story of India- Pakistan fight. LOC: Kargil, it was about when India forced Pakistan to retreat from its turf. Refugee was a love story across the border although it had the presence of Indian forces. The upcoming film Paltan takes on the Sino-India war.
One side we have Abhishek Bachchan’s and the other side, Yuva actor is gearing up for the release of the next Manmarziyaan. Where Abhishek will play the role of a Sikh for the first time. The film is directed by Anurag Kashyap.
Paltan and Manmarziyan cast
J.P. Dutta directorial film has Sonu Sood, Arjun Rampal, Gurmeet Choudhary and Jackie Shroff. Manmarziyan has stars like Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal, this is the first time when Abhishek is sharing screen with Taapsee and Vicky.