Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur announce their subsequent with Airlift director Raja Krishna Menon, starring Ishaan Khatter in a primary of its variety action-packed warfare film with a celebrated army tank on the crux of the film.
In this heroic tank battle film, Ishaan is ready to tackle the position of warfare veteran Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta of the 45th Cavalry tank squadron who, alongside together with his siblings, fought on the jap entrance through the Indo-Pakistan warfare of 1971. It was with this battle, which happened in Garibpur, that India for the primary time infiltrated and entered enemy land, thus main to the liberation of our neighbour Bangladesh.
The film titled Pippa is written by Ravinder Randhawa, Tanmay Mohan, and Raja Krishna Menon. It relies on the e-book The Burning Chaffees, written by the Brigadier himself. The film’s distinctive title highlights the magnificent Russian amphibious warfare tank referred to as the PT-76, popularly and lovingly generally known as “Pippa”, an empty ghee da dabba that easily floats on water.
In their Pippa, Balram and his tank squadron fought the riveting 48-hour-long Battle of Garibpur that laid the inspiration for and influenced the end result of the approaching warfare in India’s favour. The film additionally portrays the coming-of-age of a younger Mehta in addition to of our nation, as each stepped up to show themselves in a warfare for the liberation of one other nation. The battle paved the trail for India’s triumph as Captain Mehta rose to the event and led his troops to victory.
In addition to the war-front bravado, thrilling army camaraderie, and majestic motion sequences that can absolutely wow audiences, this story additionally explores the poignancy of a household displaced throughout wartime amidst the backdrop of the heart-wrenching refugee disaster that plagues our world even in the present day. The key roles of Mehta’s elder brother and youthful sister, who additionally bravely performed themselves through the warfare, are within the means of being forged.
Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur shares, “While the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 is widely documented, one of its less-known chapters is the covert operation that became the Battle of Garibpur, which played a significant part in India’s eventual victory. This is the war that is often heralded as the only ‘just war’ in history because it was fought to save human lives and free a nation. Brigadier Mehta’s fascinating account resonated with us deeply, and we instinctively knew that Ishaan would be ideal to play him. Ishaan’s raw, youthful energy perfectly complements Brigadier Mehta’s valour and bravado. His acting chops paired with Raja’s sensitivity towards the subject, knowledge of every facet of this war and panache for large-scale action dramas, makes this all the more compelling a story for us to take to the screen!”
Excited about main this film, actor Ishaan Khatter shares, “I’m exhilarated to be a part of a film of such magnitude and importance, and getting a chance to play the role of the suave and spirited tank commander Captain Balram Mehta is a true privilege. I’m honoured by the faith shown in me by Ronnie sir, Siddharth sir and Raja sir and I’m looking forward to the exciting experience of Pippa.”
Producer Ronnie Screwvala, who produced the most important warfare film of all time, Uri: The Surgical Strike, feedback, “It’s not just about a great patriotic battle. The story of the 45th Squadron led by Captain Balram Mehta is one that needs to be told to this generation. This film is a visual celebration of not only India’s valour but also the sharp strategy shown by us during the year of 1971 along with our alliance with Bangladesh, all seen through the eyes of the Mehta family and their stirring internal and external conflicts”
Director Raja Krishna Menon shares, “Pippa is a war film, but it also has an emotional core celebrating the triumph of love and humanity. The fact that there is going to be some never-seen-before tank war action is extremely thrilling to me as a filmmaker, but it’s the heroism and patriotism displayed by the young and strapping Brigadier Mehta, despite all that he was going through in his family, that really connected with me when Siddharth shared this story. I’m very happy that Ronnie and Siddharth have shown tremendous belief in my vision and I can think of no one better to do justice to the role than the terrifically talented Ishaan. This is truly going to be a special one!”
Pippa, produced by RSVP and Roy Kapur Films, will hit theatres late subsequent yr.
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