Exclusive: ‘The Ghazi Attack’ helped Rana Daggubati know the Indian armed forces better

Rana Daggubati shares how he prepared for 'The Ghazi Attack', India's first war-at-sea film.

Exclusive: ‘The Ghazi Attack’ helped Rana Daggubati know the Indian armed forces better

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He has been a part of various successful regional films in his career and also has the all time blockbuster ‘Baahubali’ in his kitty. However, ‘The Ghazi Attack’ is something Rana Daggubati is super excited to be a part of! It is not only India’s first war-at-sea film, but also revolves around a series of historical events that still evoke curiosity in many minds.

During a conversation with Bollywood Bubble, we asked Rana how exactly he prepared for the film and whether it was emotionally draining to imagine himself amid an environment of a critical war.

“It’s an action-drama, if I have give a reference of genre. It was about understanding certain tensions. We had to research a lot be it reading, or watching other films. There are only handful of films from West which were like Bibles to us. All of it together helped us set the tone of the film,” the ‘Baahubali’ actor said. (Also Read: ‘The Ghazi Attack’: Here’s that one thing Rana Daggubati missed while shooting)

“At the same time, we understood the Indian armed forces better, how they are in terms of behaviour, how they are in terms of thoughts, sense of dignity, loyalty and patriotism. A mixture of all these helped us understand what is it to perform at war,” he added.

The team, including Rana, met a number of navy officers, to take reference of real life events and experiences. In that sense, ‘The Ghazi Attack’ can be described as a film wherein the makers collated many bits of story and created the best version of it.

Directed by Sankalp Reddy, the film releases on 17th February, 2017.