Hangor played a significant role in 1971, destroying Indian submarines & returning to Pakistan, risking a very dangerous move.
The retelling of this narrative is very critical in paying tribute to those who were a part of it, and also, in educating viewers about a triumph that is very close to our hearts. Hence, it must be questioned that, with a view to improving content, should the creators not screen footage to a focus group first?
What We Were Expecting
We were hoping for the following but unfortunately, it didn’t happen.
To shed a tear & feel emotional…
To feel the stress & sense of dread as Hangor faced challenges from its enemies & had to risk detection (& being attacked) by surfacing. To feel the triumph, jazba & pressure, as they overcame one challenge after another. To witness sharply executed scenes where the crew experienced technical problems & took action.
We expected to be treated to dialogues that would exhaust our tissue box as false news of the entire submarine being destroyed traveled back home…
We can’t decide what we’re sadder about…that it was such a great story of courage, intelligence, strategy & bravery (which the movie failed to depict),
or that we were watching Saba Qamar & Zahid Ahmed back together after a long time, but could not enjoy the experience at all, or that a powerhouse of talent was not utilized to the fullest.
If you’ve watched Hangor, tell us what you think.