JP Dutta’s film on 1967 Sikkim’s Nathu La clash to release in September

A poster of the film

Gangtok, July 8: JP Dutta is back after a long break to release the final part of his war trilogy after Border and LOC Kargil- Paltan, a film on the Nathu La clash that took place in 1967. The film is set to release this September.

The Nathu La and Cho La clashes or Sino-Indian War of 1967 were a series of military clashes between India and China alongside the border of Sikkim, then an Indian protectorate. The clashes began when the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) launched an attack on Indian posts at Nathu La in Sikkim.

Film critic and trade analyst, Taran Adarsh shared a teaser on social networking site Twitter:

The teaser begins with a scene from Border where Sunny Deol charges towards the enemy with a huge weapon. Next is a scene from LOC Kargil where soldiers set up the national flag during the Kargil war. Then it shows soldiers marching on mountainous terrain with a re-created version of AR Rehman’s Vande Mataram playing in the background.

Just like Border and LOC Kargil, this multi-starrer movie has Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Choudhary, Harshvardhan Rane and Sonakshi Sinha’s brother Luv in leading roles.

Paltan with the tagline-Brother to my right. Brother to my left. Together we stand. Together we fight, is being touted as the biggest of Dutta’s films so far.