‘Paltan’ first look: J.P. Dutta returns with another war drama


Filmmaker J.P. Dutta, known for his films like ‘Border’ and ‘LOC Kargil’ is back again with another war drama titled ‘Paltan’. The first look of the film has been released and it is quite interesting.

The first look poster shows a number of dog tags inscribed with names and ranks of soldiers hanging above the title which is made to look like an installation of rusted metallic alphabets. Beneath it, silhouettes of armed soldiers are seen treading an uneven path. The tagline at the bottom grabs the most attention and it reads, ‘Brother to my right. Brother to my left. Together we stand. Together we fight.’ The top of the poster reads, ‘Nation First’.

‘Paltan’ will delve into another chapter of the history of India. “It’s time to tell a new story, to tell another part of history of our country and salute more real life heroes! I present ‘Paltan’, a film and a subject very close to my heart and I’m extremely excited about it,” J.P. Dutta said in a statement. This announce of a new film comes ahead of 20 years of release of his film 'Border' which bagged three National Awards in 1998.

‘Paltan’ boasts of an ensemble star cast which is still in progress and will be announced soon. reports has it that real soldiers might also be cast in the movie. A source was quoted as saying, “There are even rumours (that makers) want to have actual army men in the film.” The film is slated to go on floors later this year and release around summer in 2018.

‘Paltan’ will mark J.P. Dutta’s return to Bollywood after a gap of 11 years. He last directed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer ‘Umrao Jaan’ in 2006, but unfortunately, the film fared poorly at the box-office. His previous release ‘LOC Kargil’ also couldn’t make much of an impact.