After playing a triple role in Satyamev Jayate 2, John Abraham is backplaying a heavy concoction of characters in his latest release, Attack: Part 1. He inhabits Vicky Kaushal’s 200-crore part in Uri: The Surgical Strike, Tiger Shroff in his Baaghi movies where he’s taking on nations by himself and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Universal Soldier franchise. But he does it well. He’s a man on a mission and he doesn’t disappoint.
John Abraham’s Arjun Shergill is a member of the special forces in the Indian army. After a terror attack on an airport leaves Shergill paralysed from the waist downwards, while also grieving his dead partner (played by Jacqueline Fernandez), he is convinced by a former boss (Prakash Raj) to sign up for a super soldier program, where they will insert nanobots into his body, rebuilding his spinal cord and turning him into a genetically enhanced soldier.
John Abraham portrays the character Arjun Shergill in such a way that you truly feel for the character. The acting doesn’t feel forced and it seems that first time director Lakshya Raj Anand knows how to utilise him. Speaking of Anand, he knows exactly what to do to keep the audience hooked from start to finish. Of course keeping to the typical action tropes of unrealistic stunts and action, he gives a sense of realism in the way ‘new India’ is portrayed and emotions that Arjun evokes.
Attack: Part 1 is a film that certainly gives you ‘Captain America’ vibes and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Paying homage to the action film is exactly what this film does and is one to watch on the big screen.