Director: Mani Shankar
Producer: Nitin Manmohan
Cast: Ajay Devgan, Bobby Deol, Kelly Dorji, Nandana Sen and Tanisha. Guest Appearance Sanjay Dutt and Suneil Shetty
Tango Charlie is not a war film but its the Directors thought process which says that Western Europe and the US haven?t fought a war on its soil for the last 60 years because they have always exported their wars to other poorer nations and made them fight and by doing this they have infact earned millions. The story has a strong message to offer - that violence doesn't pay and that war is futile, eventually causing human loss. Tango Charlie is the story of young man Tarun Chauhan alias Tango Charlie (Bobby Deol). Deol has been found on the border ? injured. Vikram Rathore (Sanjay Dutt) and Shezaad Khan (Sunil Shetty) locate him in the mountains and then they read his diary which tells them four fascinating tales that Tarun Chauhan has been a part of many wars from the Bodo insurgency in the north east of India which has many victims, to the Kargil conflict. The story of the film is really novel and interesting but the major flaw in the filom is the love story of Bobby and Tanishaa. In fact, till the love story unfolds on the screen, TANGO CHARLIE really keeps you hooked to the goings-on. Mani Shankar's handling of the subject deserves credit, but how one wishes that the screenplay was consistent and gripping till the end. Cinematography [Surendra Reddy] is noteworthy, especially the jungle portions. Ajay Devgan excels in his performance and so does Bobby. The women are wasted. Kelly Dorjee makes a decent debut. On the whole, the film is quite interesting and watchable.