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‘12 Strong’ – film on aftermath of 9/11 comes to India in January

The epic war drama of 2018, 12 Strong comes to India this January.

‘12 Strong’ – film on aftermath of 9/11 comes to India in January
Photo courtesy: Zee Studios International

MVP Entertainment is all set to release the Afghan war drama in India. The film stars the talented Chris Hemsworth and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, and is directed by Danish filmmaker Nicolai Fuglsig and written by Ted Tally and Peter Craig.

Releasing on January 19, the film is based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers, a story on heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.

The experience the film is trying to create is a culture shock in ways more than one, and showcases how American soldiers learnt to communicate, work alongside, and trust their Afghan comrades, but also how they adapted their tactics to the more rudimentary ways of the Afghan horse soldiers.

12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a US Special Forces team, led by their new CO, Captain Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen among the first US troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern 2 Alliance General Dostum (Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans - accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare - must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers. But along with their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds.

The main star cast also includes Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Elsa Pataky, William Fichtner, and Rob Riggle.

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