In a first for Indian cinema, a film based entirely on submarine-based warfare is being coproduced by noted south production houses, PVP cinema, Matinee Entertainment, and AA Films. Titled, The Ghazi Attack, the film is based on a true story about the sinking of the submarine, PNS Ghazi – Pakistan’s flagship naval vessel during the 1965 and 1971 wars – by India’s submarine destroyer, the INS Rajput, and features Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, and Kay Kay Menon in lead roles.
The plot revolves around the actual incidents surrounding an executive naval officer of the Indian submarine, S21, and his team, who remained underwater for eighteen days in the lead-up to the sinking of PNS Ghazi. Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions has joined hands with the film’s producers to distribute the film in Mumbai and other core Hindi-speaking markets. The film is being simultaneously shot in Telugu and Hindi, and will also be dubbed in Tamil during post-production.
The first-look poster of the film has just been released, and it grips you from the get-go. The tagline of the poster reads, ‘The War You did not Know about’, which is apt considering that it remains a relatively hush and mysterious incident of both country’s war history.
The Ghazi Attack is slated to release on 17th February 2017, and is being directed by debutant Sankalp Reddy. The film will be almost entirely based on his book about the incident, Blue Fish.