Directed by JP Dutta, Paltan is based on the 1967 Nathula pass clashes along the Sikkim border. These events occurred after the Indo-China war of 1962. The film stars Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Chaudhary and Harshvardhan Rane among others. Paltan is JP Dutta’s third war film after Border and LOC Kargil. Apart from war films, Dutta has also directed Umrao Jaan and Refugee among others.
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JP Dutta spoke about Paltan and told indianexpress.com, “It was something which was never told and never did we ever read about the skirmish that took place in Nathula. Somebody told me about this incident and I got interested in it and then started working on it.”
Read all the updates about Paltan, starring Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Chaudhary and Harshvardhan Rane among others.
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Paltan gets a standing ovation
JP Dutta's war film Paltan got a standing ovation from the Defence Ministry.
Athiya Shetty on Paltan
Athiya Shetty tweeted, "All the best to team #Paltan 🙏🏼🙌🏼✨ lots of love to @RealNidhiDutta and JP uncle 🤗"
TV actor Karan Patel on Paltan
Karan Patel wrote on Instagram, "Thanking my brothers @sonu_sood @guruchoudhary @siddhanthkapoor and the entire team of #PALTAN for honouring the heroes we never got to know ... OUR SOLDIERS ... wishing the entire Paltan all the best for this mega blockbuster .... BHARAT MATA KI JAI .... 🇮🇳"
Paltan actor Luv Sinha thanks director JP Dutta
"Heroes don't choose their destiny, destiny chooses its heroes" those are your words Jp sir, but you chose me to play the part of Shri Attar Singh. I will never forget the time I spent with you and will always cherish the experience of working in #Paltan. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/pYdS8Wwxmb— Luv S Sinha (@LuvSinha) September 7, 2018
Abhishek Bachchan on Paltan exit
Abhishek Bachchan told indianexpress.com, “I was obviously doing Paltan and for personal reasons, I had to bow out of the film. It was devastating for me because it’s JP saab. He didn’t only launch me but he has been like a mentor, a family to me."
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Luv Sinha on Paltan
"I feel as an actor it is important to commit to the role fully and push yourself as much as you can, without relying on other methods to enhance your performance. The audience today can pick up on things very quickly so it's always better to train and then do your own stunts in a safe manner," Luv Sinha said in a statement to IANS.
Harshvardhan Rane on Paltan
Harshvardhan Rane told IANS, "I think there's a lot that I have taken back from the movie. Shooting Paltan will always be a great learning and memorable experience. I had never thought of being part of such a massive project that talks about a glorious chapter of Indian history."
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Director Ashwini Chaudhary on Paltan
Ashwini Chaudhary tweeted, "Wishing all the very best to team #PALTAN @SonuSood @gurruchoudhary @LuvSinha @harsha_actor."
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Paltan actor Monica Gill on working with JP Dutta
Paltan actor Monica Gill told indianexpress.com, "When I got a call from JP Dutta sir’s office, I just couldn’t believe myself. I was so glad when I was told that I have the role, and so was my family."
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Director JP Dutta on Paltan
JP Dutta told indianexpress.com, "For so many years, Border has been appreciated. People still react to it in a similar way as they reacted when they first saw it. A lot of Jawans are joining the army because of Border, so that is the kind of connection with the film. Now that I am doing Paltan, I don’t think anything has changed in the psyche of people, especially the youth. The youth today are more aware of their country and are more clear and very charged about India as such."
Paltan might earn Rs 1.5 crore at the box office on Day 1
Trade analyst Girish Johar said, "There is low traction around Paltan and the right kind of hype has not been created around it. So, it can work down the line after a positive word of mouth but for now, the film is expected to earn around Rs 1.5 crore on its opening day."
Here's why you should watch Paltan
The director and cast of Paltan elaborate on the reasons to watch Paltan.
Director Sajid Khan on Paltan
Sajid Khan posted on Twitter, "wishing my bro @harsha_actor n the entire team of #paltan all the best😊"
Suniel Shetty on Paltan
Suniel Shetty tweeted, "The FORCE behind #PALTAN !!! U have grown and how my baby @RealNidhiDutta !! You r special... wishing u the very best ... stay blessed always ."
Shoaib Ibrahim on Paltan
Shoaib Ibrahim posted on Twitter, "He has done it once again!!! #Paltan introduces us to a victory we didnt even know about!! Watch it guys and shower your love to this film and JP sir 🙌🏻 who never fails to serve his nation his way. Congratulations @RealNidhiDutta @ZeeStudios"