Right now, Independence Day isn’t round the corner nor is Republic Day – but there’s a wave of patriotic fervour sweeping the country. That’s because of a movie making waves at the box office: Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran.
Boman Irani plays the role of the Principal Secretary at the PMO, in charge of a top-secret mission. He also acts as the narrator for important parts of the film. As always, Boman is totally convincing and in command of the role. Fans will be delighted to see a completely different avatar of Boman Irani in this movie. The suave bureaucrat in this film bears no resemblance whatsoever to the grizzled Virus (3 Idiots), the smooth-talking Lucky Singh (Lage Raho Munna Bhai) or the menacing Vardaan (Don). That’s what is truly awesome about Boman Irani.
In its review, Mid-Day says that Boman Irani is “absolutely the highlight of the film”. This is a very special compliment given the short duration of Boman’s overall role in the film. He doesn’t have much screen time – but he has enormous screen presence.
There was a lot happening behind the scenes as well. John Abraham (the film’s protagonist) mentioned in a press interview that Boman Irani played an invaluable role during the making of the film by offering inputs, insights and suggestions. This rings a bell for all of us at P Mark Mustard Oil – because Boman did the same thing during the making of all our television commercials. His ability to deliver a brilliant performance in front of the camera and offer brilliant suggestions to the people behind the camera was instrumental in creating a series of highly memorable ad films.
The bottom line is that whether it’s a commercial blockbuster or a television commercial, Boman Irani is awesome… as usual!