On the auspicious occasion of Republic Day, actor-producer Nikhil Dwivedi announced his project “1971”. The movie is based around the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war and the liberation of Bangladesh.
Dwivedi has been garnering praises for his performance in Hansal Mehta-directed “Scam 1992”, and also he has previously produced films such as “Veere Di Wedding” and “Dabangg 3”. Dwivedi said the aim behind “1971” is to showcase a “real war film” to the audiences.
The film will mostly focus on the dynamic between two very important and powerful Indian faces i.e Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, and Sam Maneckshaw, who was the Chief of the Army Staff during the Indo-Pak war.
Dwivedi said in a statement, “1971 will show both of them worked in complete sync to lead India to one of the most emphatic victories in a post-modern world. It was as much as a political and diplomatic war as much as it was fought by the armed forces.”
He further stated “We plan to show the event as is, right from a historian’s textbook to celluloid. My attempt would be to make it as real and authentic as possible, without any jingoism. We want to design it as per international standards,”
“‘1971’ will show both of them worked in complete sync to lead India to one of the most emphatic victories in post modern world. It was as much as a political and diplomatic war as much as it was fought by the armed forces,” Dwivedi added.
Casting for the film has already begun and an announcement on that will be made once the actors are locked for the main roles. The war drama is going to hit the floors soon.