Staff & contributors

, 2023

If Pippa makes one crucial mistake that derails its drama, it's not that the film opens with a violent but necessary scene of Bangladeshi people being massacred by Pakistani troops. It's that the film never actually returns to any Bangladeshi characters, instead becoming an overly familiar story about more privileged soldiers and their sacrifices as they get to act as heroes to the camera. It's executed fairly well, with a good bit of suspense as the larger objective focuses up into a specific rescue mission. But even the flashiest production design and the most unique tank-based action can't get rid of the nagging feeling that we're being told a much less important story. In the end, this is still about the glory of military service for a greater good, which just isn't the most interesting direction for this film to take.

Genre: Drama, War

Actor: Avijit Dutt, Chandrachoor Rai, Inaamulhaq, Ishaan Khattar, Kamal Sadanah, Mrunal Thakur, Priyanshu Painyuli, Soham Majumdar, Soni Razdan

Director: Raja Menon