Filmmaker J P Dutta who is all set to complete India’s biggest war trilogy with ‘Paltan’ used real guns from 1967 to give the film an authentic feel. After treating the audience with India’s most loved war dramas ‘Border’ (1997) and ‘LOC Kargil’ (2003), director J P Dutta will now be presenting his upcoming Paltan, completing India’s biggest war trilogy.
JP Dutta has used real arms and guns which were used by the soldiers of the Indian army during the 1967 war the arms were stored as archives and were sourced by the Ministry of Defence for ‘Paltan’.
JP Dutta said, ” The Indo-China war of 1962 was all about deceit where two of our battalions were wiped out by the Chinese. In 1967 when we faced them again at Nathu La, it was time we avenged the solider that died in 62.”
JP Dutta explained that trying to recreate those times today to shoot required a lot of research. He added, ” Those were different times as the weaponry and artillery used by the army were different from what they use currently. To make the war sequences look completely authentic and real in the movie, the army helped us with real guns such as MMG Rifle, LMG Rifle, Rocket launchers, 393 Rifles, etc. They sourced it especially for us from their archives and they were used under complete surveillance and guidance by an Army officer assigned by them. The gunshots and fire sequences shown in the movie are created in real life while we were shooting for the war scenes extensively in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir.”
Paltan showcases the story of the Indian forces battling a Chinese infiltration. Based on the Nathu La military clashes of 1967 which took place along the Sikkim border.
Zee Studios and JP Dutta Films’ upcoming war drama ‘Paltan’ starring an ensemble cast of Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Choudhary, Harshvardhan Rane and Siddhant Kapoor amongst others, ‘Paltan’ will complete India’s biggest war trilogy.
Based on the Nathu La military clashes of 1967 which took place along the Sikkim border,’Paltan’ showcases an untold story of the Indian forces facing off in an intense battle to ward off a Chinese infiltration.
Renowned filmmaker J P Dutta returns to direction after 12 years with ‘Paltan’. The national-award-winning director had earlier treated the audience with war films like ‘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 Studios and produced by JP Dutta Films, ‘Paltan’ is directed by J. P. Dutta and is slated to release on 7th September.