Mohanlal-Major Ravi team’s film 1971: Beyond Borders is the much awaited Mohanlal release of 2017 which is about India-Bangladesh war in 1971. Nikki Galrani was earlier announced as the female lead and now she has been replaced by Srushti Dange who is making her Mollywood debut with the film. It also marks Allu Sirish’s debut in Malayalam. Allu Sirish and Srushti Dange are featured as a Tamil couple in the film. Samuthirakani plays a wonderful role of a soldier in the film. Sujith Vaasudevan is the DoP.
Allu Sirish plays war tank operator, a real life one who had operated the tanks in the actual war in 1971. He is a Tamil speaking guy and the film is about his life. The second schedule of the movie started rolling in Kerala on January 8 at Ottappalam and then shifted to Perumbavoor, Ernakulam on January 15 where almost forty acres of land have been converted into a set that looks exactly like the Indo-Pak border having iron fences portraying the war atmosphere of 1971. Seventy per cent of the film is done and the team is upbeat about the progress.