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1971 (2007)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, War | 9 March 2007 (India)
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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Cast

Credited cast:
... Major Suraj Singh (as Manoj Bajpai)
... Captain Jacob
... Flight Lt. Gurtu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sunil Chavan
Rao Devender ... Pakistan Rifleman Sayyed Ali
Chittaranjan Giri ... Subedar Ahmed
Deepti Gupta ... Sabeena Jehangir - Red Cross
Pankaj Kalra
... Col. Shakoor (as Maj. Bikramjeet Singh)
... Flight Lt. Ram
... Captain Kabir
... Major Bilal Malik
Vivek Mishra ... Col. Shaharyar Khan
... Col. Puri
Nitin Rana ... Pakistani Major
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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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Honor the heroes.......

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Action | Drama | War

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INR 15,000,000 (estimated)
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The producers of Sarhad Paar released their film the same day as 1971. This was because both films were based on the same subject and were competing with each other. See more »

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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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Such Kind of movies need audience!!
15 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

There are many good Indian movies which are left unnoticed. 1971 is one of them.In fact, its a great movie which deserves every bit of appreciation and applauds. Kudos to director (Amrit Sagar) for handling such a sensitive issue with such an ease. Its a story about 6 Indian POW's kept in a Pakistani Jail and their struggle to reach their motherland. The plot is so engaging that you never get bored even for a second. This kind of movies makes you believe in a world called "HOPE". Acting wise, each and every character has done justice to their roles. But for me, Manoj Bajpai steals the show. Every time I watch him, it amuses me the versatility of his acting skills. This has to be one of the 'finest' Indian movie based on war and their after effects. i will rate it as 8.5


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