1967 real war heroes helped JP Dutta to recreate the sets of ‘Paltan’
The makers of ‘Paltan’ have gone an extra mile as the makers stay true to their research backend approach for the film. Lieutenant Attar Singh and Major Bishan Singh and family of Captain Dagar (real war hero who was part of the war in 1967) helped the makers to recreate the sets in Ladakh and throughout the film.
While talking about his encounter with the real-life soldiers, JP Dutta shared, “I meet all the officers with the help of their respective battalions. The commanding officer of the battalion gives me the contact and then I start my research. Attar Singh came on our sets and he pointed out and zeroed in on the feature that was closest to Nathula.”
He further added, “They live in Delhi and Jaipur respectively… I have met their families and interacted with them very closely.”
JP Dutta who almost took a year for the research shared, “It look me close to a year… I start with getting in touch with the heroes and their families and then I start getting my facts right and keep it as real as I possibly can for cinema.”
Zee Studios and J P Dutta films upcoming war drama Paltan starring an ensemble cast of Arjun Rampal, Sonu Soon, Gurmeet Choudhary, Harshvardhan Rane and Siddhant Kapoor amongst others, ‘Paltan’ will complete India’s biggest war trilogy.
Based on the Nathula military clashes of 1967 which took place along the Sikkim border, ‘Paltan’ showcases on the untold story of the Indian forces facing off in an intense battle of ward off a Chinese infiltration.
Renowned filmmaker JP Dutta returns to direction after 12 years with ‘Paltan’. The national-award winning director had earlier treated the audience with war films like the ‘Border’, ‘LOC Kargil’, and ‘Refugee’ among others.
With power-packed performances, the film promises to tell the riveting, untold story of the bravest of Indian soldiers who fought with their Brothers next to them till the end. Presented by Zee Studio and produced by JP Dutta films, ‘Paltan’ is directed by JP Dutta and is slated to release on 7th September.