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1971 (2007)

Based on true facts, the film revolves around 6 brave soldiers who escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Army and risk death with honour and courage with sacrifice towards their journey home.


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Piyush Mishra (screenplay and dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Manoj Bajpayee ... Major Suraj Singh (as Manoj Bajpai)
Ravi Kishan ... Captain Jacob
Deepak Dobriyal ... Flight Lt. Gurtu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sunil Chavan Sunil Chavan
Rao Devender Rao Devender ... Pakistan Rifleman Sayyed Ali
Chittaranjan Giri Chittaranjan Giri ... Subedar Ahmed
Deepti Gupta Deepti Gupta ... Sabeena Jehangir - Red Cross
Pankaj Kalra Pankaj Kalra
Bikramjeet Kanwarpal ... Col. Shakoor (as Maj. Bikramjeet Singh)
Manav Kaul ... Flight Lt. Ram
Kumud Mishra ... Captain Kabir
Piyush Mishra ... Major Bilal Malik
Vivek Mishra Vivek Mishra ... Col. Shaharyar Khan
Gyan Prakash ... Col. Puri
Nitin Rana Nitin Rana ... Pakistani Major


Based on true facts, the film revolves around 6 brave soldiers who escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Army and risk death with honour and courage with sacrifice towards their journey home.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Honor the heroes.......


Action | Drama | War


PG-13 | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

9 March 2007 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India


Box Office


INR 15,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


Manoj Bajpai almost caught frostbite while shooting for the climax sequence, 14,000ft above sea level, in 6ft of snow and ice. See more »


Kaal Ke Antim Palon Tak
Music by Akash Sagar
Performed by Chorus and Choir
Lyrics by Padmashree Dr. Gopal Das Neeraj
Mixed and Mastered by Eric Pillai
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True patriotic film
14 August 2007 | by krishna_rangavaSee all my reviews

The best patriotic movie ever, that is moving, taken to heart and which enhances the feeling of courage, determination and patriotism. A must see film for every Indian, that has brought out the hidden truth behind the aftermath of 1971 war. One of the few films which deserves a standing ovation and salute to the heroes who have given their lives for their country and heroes who survived a disaster but could not make it back to their motherland.

All the actors have done an excellent job by bringing alive the stories of soldiers of the war. Manoj Bajpai's acting skills are to the fullest (as usual) and his character is very inspiring. Background score is amazing and the two songs, one by Shibani Kashyap-Sehlenge hum and the other, a Sufi ghazal have added to the melody of the music given by Akash Sagar.

The movie reveals a plan by 6 of the many Indian prisoners of war(pow), captured after the 1971 battle and kept in hiding for years without nobody being made aware of their presence in Pakistan to escape from Pakistan showing off their zeal and strong desire to be back home but out of the six, no one makes it back to the homeland. The one person Major Suraj Singh who gets on the verge of crossing the loc is shot dead. Film ends with a beautiful scene not to be told but must be seen.

No help was extended to the pows even by the Red Cross in spite of them knowing about the presence of Indian soldiers in Pakistan.

On the whole this film would stand as an all-time classics of Indian cinema.

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