Major Ravi has started shooting for his latest movie titled 1971 Beyond Borders with Mohanlal in the lead.
Shoot for this movie is happening in Rajasthan right now. The movie will be a big budget one set in two time periods.
Mohanlal will join the sets on Tuesday. The movie is based on the 1971 war between India and Pakistan.
Art director Saloo K George has built huge sets resembling army camps and bunkers. The sets were built in Kochi and later transported to Rajasthan.
First schedule of shoot will last for 25 days. Apart from Mohanlal, the movie also stars Telugu actor Allu Sirish, Arunoday Singh, Priyanka Chaudhary, Renji Panicker, Sudheer Karamana and Saiju Kurup in other important roles.
The story will unfold from the point of view of three soldiers who fought in the 1971 war. This is the fourth time Mohanlal is playing the character of Major Mahadevan in a Major Ravi movie.
Mohanlal will be playing the role of Mahadevan in a career span showing his official position both as a Major and Colonel. He will also be playing the character of Mahadevan’s father in the movie.
Major Ravi had earlier said that this will not be just another war movie. Similar to his previous release Picket 43 with Prithviraj, the movie will be focus more on human sentiments and relationships. The movie will show the various emotions and difficulties a soldier has to undergo during a war period.
The movie will also have scenes about Major Ravi’s father who was a soldier who was part of the army during the 1971 war.
Major Ravi has said war sequences will be shot in high quality using latest techniques available.
Shooting will take place in Rajasthan, Punjab and Kashmir. Climax portions will be shot in Kashmir. Some portions will also shot in Uganda.
Sujith Vassudev is handling the cinematography while Rahul Subramaniam and Sidharth Vipin are composing music for the movie.
1971 Beyond Borders is produced by Haneef Mohammed under the banner Red Rose Creations.