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  • Director JP Dutta who is also the screenplay and story writer, stays quite rooted to his original style of storytelling. But he uses repetitive conflicts and half-baked backstories that add more to the runtime than the narrative.

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  • ...is definitely worth a watch as it relives India's 1967 triumph over China and rouses our patriotic feelings.

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  • ...the film might be a little melodramatic at times but its heart certainly is in the right place.

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  • ...is two and a half hours long and takes a long time in the build up. The war commences only in the middle of the second half and that’s when the film truly shines. Before that, the film has its moments but not in entirety.

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  • ...a mix of awful and predictable with subtle and insightful.

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  • ...is leaden and one-dimensional.

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  • A dialogue in this film goes ‘heroes don’t choose their destiny, destiny chooses them’. But if you were to pick Paltan, be rest assured, your destiny is doomed.

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  • It’s got a tired, recycled feel to it, and fails to hold up to Dutta’s better films.

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  • ...the film barely manages to keep your interest alive throughout as all the actors show enough lung power to roar beyond their capacity, at times.

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  • There is a lot to be said about the futility of war, and now Dutta has made his case for the futility of the war movie.

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  • All sound and fury signifying nothing.

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  • ...it is high on 'desh bhakti' and low on the content in the script.

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  • ...Dutta's clownish treatment of history and hard-earned triumph demeans the efforts and sacrifices of real-life martyrs and bravehearts with its pompous ideas of valour, clunky writing and a cadre of lacklustre actors.

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  • This is a mockery of the lives of soldiers who are shown to be foolhardy, stupid and crying at the drop of a hat. The dialogues are so trite they have been taken off quote sites. All in all a waste of time.

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  • J.P. Dutta’s brand of war films has a set recipe: take a stale base of background stories, layer it with some moments of valour, sprinkle some sappy songs and toss it all up with a healthy serving of heavy-duty dialogues.

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