Bhuj: The Pride Of India REVIEW: The Film Fails To Live Upto The Strong Title It Was Carrying

Cast : Ajay Devgn, Ammy Virk, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and more

Kiddaan Rating : 2.5/5

One of the most anticipated Bollywood projects of the year, Bhuj : The Pride Of India has officially been released on OTT platform Disney+Hotstar. The film carries a huge responsibility of living upto the name and the real-life story of an Indian hero, captain Vijay Karnik and at some point, it has been successful in carrying the responsibility.

Ajay Devgn playing the role of Captain Vijay Karnik, completely does justice to it. The film revolves around the life of Captain Vijay Karnik, who rebuilt the Bhuj Airport during the Indo-Pak War of 1971 with the help of 300 women from village Madhapur. The movie was sure to have patriotic vibes and strong nationalism complemented with energy-instilling dialogues and screenplay. While the audience would have expected a War film to be full of energy, this one seems to disappoint on that aspect. 

The movie feels very dramatic though. Which it surely should be, but at parts it seems to be very irritating and over-dramatic. The first half of the film seems very all-over-the-place but the second seems to put everything together and unfold some real action and drama, which was very much required. The fighting and action seems to have been excellently depicted and keep the audience invested in the movie. 

Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Ammy Virk have also given excellent performances in their parts. Especially the debutant in Bollywood, Ammy Virk has some really good shots in the film and nowhere does it feel like we are watching a debutant on the screen. 

The problem with the movie is that it could not deliver up to the strong story it was carrying. You ask yourself, “Is it the best war film ever made?” The answer is No! The movie is complemented by excellent acting performances from all the characters, excellent action sequences and use of VFX but it fails to instill the patriotic energy it should due to loose and non-impactful dialogues. While there are scenes which have brave speeches, they are just not hitting the point. Bhuj: The Pride Of India is surely a must watch, but it by no means is a perfect War film. 

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