With an ensemble cast of Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, Sharad Kelkar and Ammy Virk, Bhuj: The Pride of India is a film celebrating the courage, valour and strength of the Indian Armed Forces in the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Pak War.
Running for over 3 minutes, the trailer does not do a lot to entice curiosity nor does it provide much room for imagination as the entire blueprint of the film is presented in it. The trailer shows Indians from different backgrounds coming together for a national emergency as the war rages on with Pakistan.
There’s no apparent lead although Ajay Devgan does look like the man guiding India in this effort. He plays IAF Squadron leader Vijay Karnik, who was in charge of the Bhuj airport at the time of the war. The trailer is full of artificial explosions, swooshing in fighter jets with heavy dialogues like Ajay Devgan’s “Maarna, ya Marna” and Fatehi’s “Jai Hind” distributed amongst the cast members.
The old Baap-Beta taunt with reference to Pakistan, bombarding the audiences with loud, high-drama action sequences to keep them hooked and actors adorning do-or-die expressions are what give the trailer body suggesting that this may just be another cliched patriotism based action drama.
As per reports, Ajay Devgn has designed portions of the action sequences in the film which has been produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Ginny Khanuja, Vajir Singh and Bunny Sanghavi.
Bhuj: The Pride Of India directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, will release on August 13 on Disney+ Hotstar. You can catch the trailer here –