After a series of deadly army stories, Major Ravi is back with yet another army movie - Picket 43. The movie which stars Prithviraj in the lead role, may not provide the content, which the audience expect from a typical Major Ravi movie; but is totally a different attempt.
Picket 43, the movie which revolves around Havildar
Hareendran Nair, Sniffer dog Bacardi and Pakistani soldier
Musharraf (Javed Jaffrey), deals with the internal
conflicts of a Hari and his bonding with his sniffer dog Bacardi
and the Pakistani soldier Musharraf, who lives in the opposite
Hari's only companion in the picket is Bacardi, his sniffer dog.
Hakka, the dog who played sniffer dog Bacardi in the movie,
doubtlessly deserves a special mention. Hakka passed away
immediately after the filming of the movie.
After Hari meets Musharraf, the soldier who lives in the
opposite post, both of them doesn't shies away from beginning a new
friendship. Hari shares his worries about his lonely mother and
fiance; while Musharraf shares his disappointments about the norms
of his village, which doesn't allow the girls to pursue
The scenes in which Hari invites Musharraf to visit India and offers to help him to educate his daughter, are extremely touching. The major strength of the movie is its climax, which reminds that every soldier will have an unconditional love for his mother land. Picket 43 is doubtlessly the best movie of Major Ravi's career and one of the best characters of Prithviraj.