During presidential campaigns, the candidates often talk about some of the things they promise to get done in their first 100 days in office if elected. That is the time frame that is the focus of this series hosted by Martha MacCallum. The Story (previously known as "The First 100 Days") are even more important in 2017 with the presidency of Donald Trump, who may be the most unpredictable leader in American history. The show focuses on what is -- and is not -- getting done in the early stages of the Trump administration, the third administration to be covered by MacCallum since she joined Fox News in 2004.
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The Story - Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran - Netflix
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (translation: Atom, Hindi pronunciation: [pɾmaːɳʊ]) is a 2018 Indian historical action drama film directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Zee Studios and JA Entertainment. The film is written by Saiwyn Quadras, Sanyuktha Chawla Sheikh and Abhishek Sharma. The film is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998. It stars John Abraham, Diana Penty. Parmanu was released on 25 May 2018. It was earlier slated to release on 8 December 2017, but the makers pushed the date to avoid clashing with Padmaavat. It was further delayed owing to conflicts between the producers of the film, Abraham and KriArj Entertainment..
The Story - Critical response - Netflix
The film currently holds a 50% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, based on 6 reviews, with an average rating of 6/10. Bollywood Hungama rated the film 3.5/5 and predicted its financial success. The Times of India rated it 3.5/5 and wrote “What Parmanu lacks in detail and authenticity, it makes up with emotions and a sense of national pride. The narrative isn’t explosive but it does have the dramatic moments to keep the viewer engaged. Thrills, suspense, drama, a little bit of humour, as well as a solid comment on India’s soldiers – this movie, largely has all the tricks to please even a discerning audience.” Rohit Vats from Hindustan Times rated the film 3/5 and wrote “Actually, the best moments of Parmanu arrive towards the end, just when they are needed. A film that was slowly progressing towards a definite end in the first half starts to gather steam 20 minutes into the second half.” The film was criticised by some reviewers. Shrishti Negi of News18 criticised over-dramatisation and twisting of facts, rating it 2/5. The opening sequence was also critised, being called “too shaky”. Kennith Rosario of The Hindu felt the film was “simplistic” and had “all the ingredients to be a propaganda film”. He even added that there is “nationalistic jingoism” at the core of the film which hailed the achievements of Vajpayee government. Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express criticised the film for its lack of details and use of historical facts, calling it “all surface, no depth”, and gave it 1.5 stars. Deccan Chronicle also gave it 1.5 stars out of 5 in its review by Arnab Banerjee, saying that the seriousness of the film didn't come across as it looked like a “picnic with a little bit of work thrown in here and there”.
The Story - References - Netflix