IT DIDN’T surprise me that the recently released trailer for Paltan was terrible and I predict
the war drama based on a 1967 battle will bomb badly at the box office next month. That is because Paltan director JP Dutta is a massively overrated filmmaker who has only had one bonafide blockbuster in over 40 years, and that was more than 20 years ago with Border. Him being a terrible filmmaker, combined with a largely Clist cast, was always going to
be a recipe for disaster and I expect the film’s investors to incur heavy losses.