If you are familiar with the music of the previous JP Dutta war films, Border and LOC Kargil, you would know there are some common elements. Like for example, Anu Malik would have scored the music (like he always does for JP Dutta movies) with lyrics by Javed Akhtar (another JP Dutta frequent collaborator). Sonu Nigam would have sung at least one song, and there will a track about how soldiers are pining for their beloved. JP Dutt's latest war film, Paltan will follow all these rules with its latest song, Raat Kitni.
Raat Kitni is about how the lead characters in the film are remembering their loved ones back home, while at the battle camp. We also get to see which actor is paired with which female lead. So Arjun Rampal's character is married to Esha Gupta's, while Sonu Sood is with Sonal Chauhan. Similarly, Gurmeet Chaudhary is married to TV actress Dipika Kakkar, while Harshvardhan Rane is thinking about his beloved, played by Monica Gill. Luv Sinha's character is missing his family. Strangely, Siddhant Kapoor is missing in the song; has his character been killed before the song happens?
While Raat Kitni lacks the magic of Border's Sandese Aate Hai and Ae Jaate Huye Lamhon, and LOC Kargil's Main Kahin Bhi Rahoon, it is still a good listen. Watch the song here -
Paltan also stars Jackie Shroff and is based on 1967 Nathu La and Cho La clashes along the Sikkim border after 1962 Sino-Indian War. The movie is all set to release on September 7.
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