What we have here is a very good story idea; what is lacking is proper cinematic treatment. End result; what could have been an applause worthy effort, just about manages to pass muster thanks in the main to the brilliance in between. Another thing that could have worked for the film is if the editor, Sanjay Sankla, could have edited 30 unnecessary minutes. In short, a missed opportunity of having the nation in a trance with the focus on our jawans on the border.
The first 30 minutes have you wondering what the film is all about. In between, you try to figure out where the film is heading. Sohail Khan and Vatsal Sheth are two dudes who love to live life out of their classroom. So on graduation day they realize they are the only two to have failed, and as a result have to submit a film to get their degree. This leads them on to an idea (which germinates in a scene shot in a swimming pool) why one should not join the army.
One of their girlfriends suggests that her cousin who is a war journalist could help them. He does, because before the movie began they showed him (Mohnish Behl) interviewing jawans and each of them (Salman Khan, Bobby Deol and Dino Morea) gave him a letter. These are the very letters he gives the twosome to help them in their project. It helps to know that the letters were written in 1999, the same time the Kargil war was in force.
Let's come to the story of the jawans (which the film is all about) later. What the director Samir Karnik was trying to establish in the first 30 minutes is the uselessness of the ideology of these two blokes. This, I believe could have been smartly done within five minutes, thus shortening the agony for the viewers. Also, the Mithun shots could have done away with as the two had come to a realization..........