1971 Beyond Borders is the war drama, which stars Mohanlal in the lead role. The movie, which is the fourth instalment of Major Mahadevan series, is written and directed by Major Ravi. 1971 Beyond Borders is produced by Red Rose Creations.
1971 Beyond Borders Story
Mahadevan, the brave army officer has now been promoted to a
Colonel and is currently serving the UN Peace Keeping Force, in
Georgia. He meets a Pakistani soldier named Ajmal during his duty
Colonel Mahadevan soon realises the unique bonding between his
father Major Sahadevan and Ajmal's late father Colonel Raja. The
story then shifts to the 1971 India-Pakistan war period and depicts
the story of Sahadevan and Colonel Raja's brilliance on the war
Cast & Crew
Mohanlal as Colonel Mahadevan & Major Sahadevan
Mohanlal, who appears as Colonel Mahadevan and Major Sahadevan,
is the backbone of the movie. He carries the movie on his
shoulders and amazes with the extraordinary
The actor's unmatchable screen presence and exceptional dialogue
delivery are the most important factors which keep the audiences
engaged throughout the movie.
Script & Direction: Major Ravi
Major Ravi, the writer-director fails to create an impact with
the fourth outing of Major Mahadevan series. In short, the movie is
a disappointing mashup of the first three outings of the series.
Except the brilliantly shot war sequences involving military tanks
and a few emotional sequences, the director fails to
The dialogues by Shiju Nambyath are effective at places,
but unbearably overdramatic at most of the portions.
Cinematography: Sujith Vasudev
Sujith Vasudev's extraordinary visualisation is another biggest
plus point of the movie. The cinematographer has shown his
brilliance in certain war sequences, which demanded a truly
Arunoday Singh as Colonel Raja
Arunoday Singh, the Bollywood actor makes a fantastic debut as
Colonel Raja, the brave Pakistan soldier who develops a special
bonding with Major Sahadevan. The actor has totally shined in the
combination sequences with Mohanlal.
Allu Sirish as Lieutenant Chinmay
Allu Sirish was totally wasted in the role of Lieutenant
Chinmay, a happy-go-lucky yet talented young soldier. The actor has
got a very scope to perform in the movie, which is
Asha Sharath as Parvathy
Asha Sharath appears as Major Sahadevan's wife and Colonel
Mahadevan's mother, Parvathy. The actor has nothing much to do in
her minimal role.
The Supporting Cast
The supporting cast, including Renji Panicker, Devan, Sudheer
Karamana, Saiju Kurup, Krishna Kumar, Manikuttan, Kozhikode
Narayanan Nair, Shaji, Balaji, Priyanka Agarwal, Zoya Zayed,
Srushti Dange, etc., just come and go without holding any
importance in the narration.
Background Score: Gopi Sundar
Gopi Sundar, the National award-winning music director fails to
make a mark with his background score this time. The over-dramatic
BGM fails to provide a life to the suffocating narrative.
Songs (From left to right): Siddharth Vipin, Rahum Subramanian & Najim Arshad
Siddharth Vipin, Najim Arshad, and Rahul Subramanian have
composed the songs. Except Oruvaakkinal and
Pesipokuthu, none of the songs create an
Editing: Samjith MHd
Samjith MHd's editing is not up to the marks, as the movie
severely lags at several points, especially in the first half. The
over-lengthy family sequences and misplaced songs are major
Other Technical Aspects
Salu K George, who has handled the art direction of the movie,
has succeeded in creating a perfect ambience for the movie,
especially 1971 sequences. Costume designer Sai has also done his
part to the near perfection. The VFX by team Panache is up to the
A disappointing mashup of the highly-appreciated prequels, Keerthichakra, Kurukshetra, and Kandahar. Try at your own risk..!!!