John Abraham’s Parmanu The Story of Pokhran is one of the awaited projects of the year. Putting an end to speculations surrounding the release date, John announced on Twitter today that the film will release at the theaters on December 8. The actor wrote, “Embark on an extraordinary journey this December with Parmanu The Story of Pokhran.” The film went on floors in May this year and completed its shoot last week. The producers announced the wrap on the film with the release of yet another intriguing poster of the thriller.
The story is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by India at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in 1998 when BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. During an event in Mumbai, the actor spoke about the film and said that though it is based on true events, it is equally entertaining.
John who is also the co-producer, sounded ecstatic as he shared, “Parmanu is an ode to the army and scientists, who although ordinary people, truly accomplished extraordinary feats in the face of adversity to ensure that India finds its due place on the world nuclear map. It is a powerful human story of ordinary citizens who changed the trajectory of the country. It is so special to me because it combines all the aspects of film making that really speak to me – a thrilling edge of the seat plotline.” Earlier, the production house has worked on projects like Madras Cafe, Vicky Donor, Force and many others.
Prernaa Arora and Arjun N Kapoor of KriArj Entertainment said, “What we truly want to achieve through this film is pride for our true heroes-. Jai Jawan, Jai Vigyan! For us at KriArj, Parmanu is partly a dream and partly a need to remind the people of India of the unsung heroes behind our nuclear prowess- our army and our scientists. After Rustom, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, this film is yet another step in our journey to make good, engaging cinema that is not just entertaining but also evokes pride in our country. Despite the ambitious project, in terms of recreating India of the 90s, we are glad that we are completely on schedule for December 8th release of this edge-of-the-seat thriller.”
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) August 14, 2017
The film also stars Diana Penty, who at present is busy with the promotions of her upcoming film Lucknow Central, also starring Farhan Akhtar.