India- Pakistan, two neighboring countries at War with each other since 1947, when India was partitioned and a new country Pakistan was formed with a majority of Indian Muslims. Ever since then it has been a battle of hatred, of lost identities, crushed hopes and unanswered expectations.

The lives of several patriotic civilians and passionate soldiers have been lost in this tug of war for supremacy and power.

The unspoken anguish and misery of those warriors and their families have been captured umpteenth times on screen tributary to those unsung heroes that died for their country’s virtue and honor.

The first war-at-sea film presented by Indian Cinema

The latest flick to enter the squad of movies based on war is “The Ghazi Attack”. Realizing the potential Karan Johar came forward to present it under the banner of Dharma Productions in collaboration with AA Films. The movie will witness Rana Daggubati and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles and veteran actor Late Om Puri in an important role. All set to be released on 17th February 2017, this film is being touted as the first underwater film of India.

Disclosing an unknown classified mission that took place during the 1971 India-Pak war the movie revolves around the bravura and chivalry of those Indian naval officers who under their Chief Admiral Officer remained underwater for 18 days on Indian ‘Submarine S-21’ and ravaged the Pakistani ‘Submarine PNS Ghazi’ that had dared to enter the Indian waters in strife to destroy ‘INS Vikrant’ and dominate the Vishakhapatnam port that is a major sea port on the eastern coast of India.

Salutation to those Immortal Defenders of War

It is being said that the movie is partially influenced by the book ‘Blue Fish’, written by Sankalp Reddy who is also the debutant director of “The Ghazi Attack”. The inaugural look of the movie which was unveiled on the Indian Navy Day touched everyone’s hearts and made each pair of eyes sting with unshed tears of pride, marveling at the gallantry and reverence that was exhibited by the naval officers in 1971.

The mission started when ‘Hawker Sea Hawk’ Aircraft on 'INS Vikrant' ruined some Pakistani bases via air attacks during the 1971 war. Pakistani long range submarine was given the task of tracking down INS Vikrant. Failure to do so led them to mine the Vishakhapatnam port (headquarters of eastern navy wing.) Their secret mission became known to the Indian force that immediately counterattacked with ‘INS Rajput’ and it is still a mystery how PNS Ghazi suddenly sank with all 92 Pakistani Naval officers aboard.

Indian Forefront is banking on the movie to be a massive hit at the box office with the audience and expecting standing ovation for the unconquerable Indian Force and their spirit of nationalism.