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Picket 43 was a film by Major Ravi which perceived the soldiers of both India and Pakistan as individuals who actually doesn’t desire to be included in a war. With 1971-Beyond Borders enhancing on this concept, let’s see how this movie turns out to be.
The 1971 Indo Pak War is the arena of the movie 1971 Beyond Borders which is inspired from real life happenings. The lead characters in the movie are taken a leaf from the lives of Param Vir Chakra recipients. The movie attempts to present the effects of the war on the respective soldier’s lives. The impact that the war has on both sides of the border are showcased in the flick.
Mohanlal essays two roles including Colonel Mahadevan and his father Major Sahadevan. Mohanlal mouths some good dialogues and essays his role effortlessly. Even Arunoday Singh, a Bollywood actor, has his share of motivating dialogues. As the sincere Pakistani army Officer, Arunoday Singh leaves an indelible impression. Allu Sirish, Asha Sarath etc. appear in significant roles.
This is the fifth flick under the collaboration of Mohanlal and Major Ravi. Mohanlal appears in three varied makeovers in the flick. The movie, poses a genuine question regarding the requirement of borders , and will be accepted by those who love harmony. The movie doesn’t entirely rely on the star status of Mohanlal. In fact, it can be considered a film that belongs to Major Ravi, the director. From the very beginning the director showcases the lives of the soldiers in both the sides, thereby giving a balanced treatment.
The cinematography of Sujith Vaassudev is one of the fortes of the flick.
Music gels well with the tempo of the film. Also, the BGM of Gopi Sunder leaves a strong impression.
Editing of the movie is par excellence.
What’s not there?
The movie in some places misses the energy.
The movie, instead of just being an entertainer, will make one ponder over certain things.
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