16 December (Hindi: 16 à¤¡à¤¿à¤¸à¥‡à¤‚à¤¬à¤°, Urdu: 16 ÚˆÙØ³ÛŒÚºØ¨Ø±) is a film by director Mani Shankar, based around a plot to destroy the capital city of New Delhi with a nuclear bomb on 16 December 2001 – 30 years after the surrender of Pakistan after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
Cast: Danny Denzongpa, Gulshan Grover, Milind Soman
The film’s title comes from the historical date of December 16, 1971 (which is also Bangladesh’s Victory Day) commemorates the day Pakistan signed the document of Independence for Bangladesh.
White collar crimes that drain the nation of precious foreign exchange is connected to the funding of international terrorism. The much-told Hollywood theme is retold in the Indian context with much needed technical wizadry.
Patriotic storyline and technologically enhanced yet believable action sequences will keep the local crowds attracted. But this movie has something for everyone. The technologically savvy will also definitely have something to appreciate with the holographic imaging scenes and fun little detective gadgets(For the first IMac lovers, there’s plenty of those in here to). For average Hindi movie standards, the special effects were extremely well done. Portraying not only the works of terrorist organizations and political scoundrels, this film also does justice to the military and other special security operatives by exposing some their features and capabilities (if they are exaggerated, there is really no way for the layman to be sure).
Apart from the thoroughly futile attempts at maintaining the usual love story in the background by adding a couple of songs, 16th December will keep you glued to the screen for the whole 2 and a half hours.