1971 Beyond Borders has been in the news since its announcement. The film, which would be directed by Major Ravi has Mohanlal in the lead role and is based on the 1971 India-Pakistan war.
Reportedly, the shoot of the film has commenced in regions in Rajasthan. Huge sets have been erected to shoot the war sequences which would be shown in the film. This film, is yet another big budget venture featuring Mohanlal in the lead role.
The actor would be seen reprising the role of Major Mahadevan. The character was previously seen in the films Keerthichakra, Kurukshethra and Kandahar. Reportedly, the film would be set in two different time periods and Mohanlal would be seen in dual roles.
The shoot of the film would be held in various schedules and the first schedule is expected to be of 25 days long. Mohanlal has join the sets of the film. Apart from Rajasthan, the film would also be shot in locations like Punjab, Uganda etc.
Telugu actor Allu Sirish has been roped in to play an important role in the film. Earlier, there were reports that actor Rana Daggubati was considered for the same role. 1971 Beyond borders also features actors like Renji Panikker, Sudheer Karamana, Arunoday Singh, Saiju Kurup etc., in important roles.