1971 Beyond Borders, the Mohanlal starre is making a big release today. The movie, directed by Major Ravi is a big budget venture and expectations are sky high on this war drama, which is expected to deliver another big hit for Mohanlal.
Here we go... LIVE review of 1971 Beyond Borders from
Lakshmi Theatre, Bangalore...
9.50 AM: A pretty good theatre status for
1971 Beyond Borders, that too for a morning show in a
centre outside Kerala... Speaks a lot about the star power of
9.55 AM: The show is expected to begin by 10 AM
10.01 AM: And the show begins... A loud round
of applause for the crowd's favourite Lalettan...
10.04 AM: Well, there is a reason for Mammootty
fans to cheer... #1971BeyondBorders
10.14 AM: A good thought to begin with on
humanity and peace...
10.23 AM: One of the most awaited scenes of the
movie... Major Sahadevan's entry...
10.38 AM: The song Oru Vaakkinal has
been well-picturised.... But the placement of the song affects the
pace of the movie a bit...
10.51 AM: Expecting some well-shot war scenes
in 1971 Beyond Borders...
10.57 AM: Certain sequences are a repetition of
what we saw in Major Ravi's previous movies...
11.01 AM: Back in action... The film regains
11.08 AM: Mohanlal's Sahadevan is in full
form... Real fiery dialogues that boost the movie...
11.10 AM: And it's half time for 1971
So far, it is an average fare with the film losing pace here and
there... Certain sequences would remind you of Major Ravi's earlier
movies... But Mohanlal is in full form as Major Sahadevan and he
has shouldered many of the scenes in the movie...
Well, the end portions of the first half of 1971 Beyond
Borders are promising and if the movie maintains the momentum
in the second half, we shall definitely have a good movie in
11.22 AM: Major Ravi has crafted a really
touching emotional scene here...
11.30 AM: Mohanlal driving a military tank on
his own... Impressive..!!
11.34 AM: Oh no... It is hard to understand why
songs are being placed in the most appropriate way... Simply
hampering the flow of the movie...
11.41 AM: Some riveting moments on screens...
11.44 AM: The much-talked about action
sequences involving military tanks have been shot extremely well in
1971 Beyond Borders...
11.51 AM: Arunoday Singh is mighty impressive
and he is so far the best among the supporting actors in 1971
12.03 PM: For all those who have seen movies
like LOC Kargil and Border, the war sequences in 1971 Beyond
Borders would be a disappointing fare...
12.17 PM: Underlying message of 1971 Beyond
Borders is an inspiring one
12.22 PM: And that is an end to the
Altogether 1971 Beyond Borders is really an average
fare with some glimpses of brilliance here and there... Despite
having a good message to deliver, the film falters in many
But still, Mohanlal and Arunoday Singh are mighty impressive and
they are the big positives of the movie....
The movie is based on the 1971 war between India and Pakistan.
1971 Beyond Borders is reported to be having a record
release all over India. In Kerala alone, the movie will be screened
in above 200 theatres and the movie will be eyeing to set some big
box office records.
Mohanlal-Major Ravi team's previous two ventures Karmayodha and
Kandahar failed to attract the audiences. Will the team get back to
hits with 1971 Beyond Borders? Will 1971 Beyond
Borders give Mohanlal the fourth blockbuster in a row? To get
the answers, read our live review of 1971 Beyond Borders to get the
Meanwhile, read on to know some of the interesting facts
associated with 1971 Beyond Borders..
Fourth Outing Of Mahadevan
The character Mahadevan makes a return with 1971 Beyond Borders.
This is the fourth film featuring this particular character with
the previous ones being Keerthichakra, Kurukshethra, Kandahar etc.
With this, the series of films featuring this character has equaled
the records of Mammootty's CBI series.
Mohanlal In Dual Roles
Mohanlal will be seen playing dual roles in 1971 Beyond
Borders. The actor will be seen as Colonel Mahadevan and his
father Major Sahadevan in this film. The actor will also be seen in
a different getup while playing the older version of Major
Nikki Galrani Was The Initial Choice For A Role
Popular actress Nikki Galrani was supposed to play the love
interest of Allu Sirish in the movie. But, the actress had to opt
out of the movie due to her busy schedule. The actress was later
replaced by Srushti Dange
Mammootty's Presence In 1971 Beyond Borders
Well, Megastar Mammootty is also a part of 1971 Beyond
Borders. Reportedly, the actor will be a part of the movie as
a narrator and has lend his voice for the movie.
Mohanlal Drove An Army Tank In Real
The film, which is a war drama is expected to have some
well-shot war sequences. Reportedly, for one of the sequences,
Mohanlal did drive an original military tank in real. In fact, he
became the first actor to drive a real military tank.
Shot In Various Locations
1971 Beyond Borders was shot in various locations like
Rajasthan, Punjab, Georgia, Kerala etc. The filming continued even
under risky circumstances. In fact, certain war sequences of the
movie were shot by erecting a set in Perumbavoor.
Allu Sirish's Mollywood Debut
Allu Sirish, the younger brother of Tollywood superstar Allu
Arjun is making his debut with this film. Earlier, the names of
many other actors were doing the rounds for this particular role,
but later the makers confirmed Allu Sirish to do an important role
in the movie.