The film is packaged with excellent production values, but overall, this is just another derivative of Dutta’s film Border in a fresh avatar.

  • Anupama Chopra
    Anupama Chopra
    Film Companion


    J.P. Dutta’s film, based on a military operation against the Chinese at the Nathu La Pass in Sikkim in 1967, is structurally clumsy, bland and flat-out tedious

  • It’s got a tired, recycled feel to it, and fails to hold up to Dutta’s better films.

  • For a story that hasn’t been attempted on celluloid so far, Paltan could have been interesting. Unfortunately, it is high on desh bhakti and low on the content in the script

  • J P Dutta’s clownish treatment of history and hard-earned triumph demeans the efforts and sacrifices of real-life martyrs and bravehearts with its pompous ideas of valour, clunky writing and a cadre of lacklustre actors…

  • DNA Web Team
    DNA Web Team
    DNA India


    Paltan is definitely worth a watch as it relives India’s 1967 triumph over China and rouses our patriotic feelings.

  • It’s difficult to tell if Paltan is a war film or a long-drawn advertisement for the armed forces…

  • Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle


    JP Dutta gives his best to lend authenticity by using the real terrain but after an hour of the movie it is like deja vu.

  • Shalini Langer
    Shalini Langer
    Indian Express


    All sound and fury signifying nothing…J P Dutta’s Paltan doesn’t allow JP Dutta his usual blood and gore and glory of war.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen
    Hindustan Times


    There is a lot to be said about the futility of war, and now Dutta has made his case for the futility of the war movie. Starring Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood and others.

  • Paltan is more testosterone and male ego than strategy or drama and, surprisingly, it’s tentative even in its jingoism.

  • Reza Noorani
    Reza Noorani
    Times Of India


    Paltan manages to undo some of the damage in its final moments that are truly action packed. Director JP Dutta fires all his ammo in a rousing climax for a bitter sweet victory.