1971 Beyond Borders, the upcoming Mohanlal movie has created a huge hype among the audiences even much before its release. Now, the satellite rights of 1971 Beyond Borders have been sold for a record price. If the reports are to be true, popular Malayalam television channel Amrita TV has bagged the satellite rights of the Mohanlal movie, for a whopping amount. However, the team is yet to confirm the reports officially.
1971 Beyond Borders, which is written and directed by Major Ravi, is the fourth instalment of Major Mahadevan film series. If the rumours are to be believed, the movie is a prequel to the first part of the series, Keerthichakra. Mohanlal is appearing as Major Mahadevan, who has now been promoted as a Colonel, and his father ex-soldier Sahadevan. The movie is depicted in the backdrops of Indo-Pak war of 1971 and UN Peace Keeping Force.
The movie kicks off by introducing Colonel Mahadevan and his Indian troupe saving a set of Pakistani soldiers during a UN mission. That’s where the backstory of the movie comes into focus as Mahadevan saved the son of the head of a Pakistani force who was killed by his dad Sahadevan. However, there is no animosity between the soldiers – as for them, just like the recurrent theme of the movie suggest, humanity supersedes war and they are aware that war, no matter how needless it is, will take casualties.
The film though sometimes fails to be engaging as the story shuttles between soldiers of both sides – their problems in the family as well as their worries on the battlefield, and that takes the punch away from the script. However, by the end of the film it’s clear that’s exactly what the director wanted to focus on instead of playing to the gallery. The film puts across the message that fighting wars for “borders and orders” robs away so many lives needlessly.
— Amrita TV (@AmritaTV) September 28, 2017