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Akshay Kumar visits BSF Camp in Jammu and Kashmir, says Jawans are the ‘Real Heroes’

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, on Tuesday paid tribute to all the jawans, who lost their lives in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir

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Jammu, November 8, 2016: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, on Tuesday paid tribute to all the jawans, who lost their lives in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir by terming them as the real heroes of the country.

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Accompanied by Inspector General of BSF, Jammu Frontier, D K Uphadhyaya and top BSF officers, Akshay visited BSF martyr memorial.

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According to PTI, Akshay said, “I am fortunate that I got the opportunity to come and meet you. I have always said that I’m a reel hero, you (BSF jawans) are the real heroes. I play with toy guns in films but you with original guns on borders. Really, you are big hearted.”
“You (BSF) jawans should have been here (at the stage) and I should have been at your place.”

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The actor also said he had wished to meet the BSF jawans.

He said, “Today, I thank BSF for giving me the opportunity to meet you all.”

Earlier, Akshay Kumar, whose father was also an army man, donated 80 Lakh rupees to the army.
Recently, the actor donated 9 lakh rupees to the family of a martyred BSF jawan Gurnaam Singh.

“They are decorated with a lot of medals and that is good. The samman (honour) was required for them but they need the money too. You have to be practical.”

The jawans queued up to meet the actor and also clicked pictures with him.

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A BSF officer said, “He is not only best actor but a patriotic Indian who has cares for the armed forces. We are humbled by his presence among us. It is a good moral boost.”

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Review Comes on John Abraham and Diana Penty Starrer Pokhran

Not one shot or frame in the trailer seems to do justice to the momentous events in that small sleepy village of Rajasthan that shook the world.

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Well, look who's dropped in! None other than John Abraham with a moustache playing one of the scientists who exploded those series of historic nuclear test at Pokhran on May 11, 1998.
John Abhraham's Pokhran will release on 25th May this year, wikimedia commons

Films about desh bhakti and nationalism were so far the domain of Akshay Kumar. Well, look who’s dropped in! None other than John Abraham with a moustache playing one of the scientists who exploded those series of historic nuclear test at Pokhran on May 11, 1998.

In a voiceover brimming with self-importance we are told that this is a historic happening that needs to be revisited in the same spirit that the 1983 World Cup was celebrated.So here is the underlining assumption: that this film will put the Pokhran test-exploisions on the map of renown on a par with the 1983 World Cup.

There is just one hitch here: cricket and Pokhran are worlds apart. How many of today’s potential moviegoers are interested in knowing what really happened at Pokhran on May 11, 1998? And how capable is this film of shedding illuminating light on the events that led to India becoming a nucleur state?

The answer to both the questions is not very encouraging. Not only are today’s audiences disinterested in the subject, the treatment of the theme and the packaging of the plot in “Parmanu” smacks of amateurishness and self-glorification.

There is just one hitch here: cricket and Pokhran are worlds apart. How many of today's potential moviegoers are interested in knowing what really happened at Pokhran on May 11, 1998?
John Abhraham and Diana in Pokhran, BollywoodCountry

Not one shot or frame in the trailer seems to do justice to the momentous events in that small sleepy village of Rajasthan that shook the world.

It certainly seems to have shaken the Americans in the film. And not in a good way.There are shots of Caucasian junior artistes(as ‘American’ as Apu is ‘Indian’ in The Simpsons) fuming and foaming around their mouths bellowing, ‘We must stop them.’

I think the trailer is trying to tell us that the Americans felt enormously threatened when India exploded those test bombs. As threatened as the Britishers were when Mahatma Gandhi undertook the Salt March.

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Move over, Ben. There is competition from John.

The sequences showing the nuclear devices being assembled look pretty tacky from afar.I sincerely hope I am wrong. But so far what we see in the trailer is an extremely vapid recreation of a historic contingency that reeks of self-glorification for its leading man.

I don’t mind seeing history being manned and augmented by screen heroism. But when the basic situation is compromised by a complete poverty of imagination and insight and when the endeavour is designed to play up only one of the dramatis personae, then it’s time to worry.

Incidentally the director of “Parmanu” Abhishek Sharma earlier made a satire on Osama bin Laden. Is this also a satire by any chance? (BollywoodCountry)

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