Filmmaker Nikhil Dwivedi has announced his next film ‘1971’ to coincide with India Republic Day.
The film, which will be based around the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war and the liberation of Bangladesh. Box Office Worldwide reports that the film will showcase a “real war film”, which will focus on two very important and powerful faces, Indira Gandhi and Sam Maneckshaw.
In a statement, Dwivedi said, “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 added, “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.”
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