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May 6, 2005

Tango Charlie

Nowadays Bollywood movies are a lot better than watching Malayalam films. The quality of latter has forever been going downhill and seems to be beyond rescue. Tango Charlie(wonder what is the significance of the term in aviation, 'cause I have heard Tango Charlie mentioned in pilots' transcripts aired in NatGeo?) in this movie is the codename of a BSF jawan, played by Bobby Deol. Ajay Devgan also plays an important role in the movie as Deol's commanding officer.

Suneel Shetty and Sanjay Dutt strats off the movie with their special appearnce roles as two IAF patrol pilots. Sanjay Dutt is a laugh riot from start to finish(was for me). With his tapori Bambaiyya Hindi it is fun to hear him mouth an IAF Squadron Leader's dialogs.

The film takes up the cause of India's BSF soldiers, an often forgotten branch of the Armed forces and fits in encounters with almost all prominent terrorist groups actively assaulting the nation from within like Bodos, mujahiddeens imported from Pakistan and the like. Although it is quite impossible in the real case that the same BSF soldier might be called to defend all these volatile zones simultaneously, it gives you an idea what an ordinary BSF jawan goes through for the sake of his country and then dies off as yet another unknown soldier.

Although not a great film, like the star studded Border, Tango Charlie is an ok movie with a believable script. Ajay Devgan and Bobby Deol has given commedable performances. Not a bad 'timepass'.