‘IB 71’, impressed by true incidents in the course of the Indo-Pak struggle of 1971, marks Vidyut Jammwal’s first as a producer and will likely be directed by Sankalp Reddy

Hyderabad-based filmmaker Sankalp Reddy, who made his directorial debut with the Hindi-Telugu movie The Ghazi Attack (2017), will likely be helming the Vidyut Jammwal starrer IB 71. The Hindi espionage thriller will likely be Jammwal’s first as a producer, and the story written by Aditya Shastri is impressed by true incidents that unfolded in the course of the 1971 Indo-Pak struggle.

The actor will play an intelligence officer and in response to the movie’s crew, “The story recounts the tale of how Indian intelligence officers outwitted the Pakistani establishment and gave the Indian Armed Forces the required advantage they needed to face a two-front war. Not all victories are won on the battlefield; some are won with clever manoeuvres.”

Sankalp’s debut movie The Ghazi Attack received the National Award for the Best Feature Film and was based mostly on true incidents that led to the sinking of the PNS Ghazi submarine in the course of the Indo-Pak struggle in 1971. He then directed the Telugu house thriller Antariksham 9000 kmph and a section for Netflix’s Telugu anthology movie Pitta Kathalu.

On IB 71, Sankalp says, “This story is about what goes on before a triumph and a very different kind of heroism is at play.” IB 71’s screenplay is by Storyhouse Films LLP. Co-produced by Abbas Sayyed, the movie will go on flooring in the direction of the tip of 2021.


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