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Vidyut Jammwal, Sankalp Reddy hold up to an espionage thriller

Vidyut Jammwal’s production house, Action Hero Films, has teamed up with national award-winning filmmaker Sankalp Reddy for a first espionage thriller titled IB 71. The announced venture is Jammwal’s virgin film as a producer.

With Vidyut in the role of an intelligence officer, the joint production is based on a true incident and shrouded in secrecy as it tells the story of how the Indian intelligence officers overestimated the entire Pakistani company and gave the Indian armed forces the necessary advantage they needed to face a two-front war.

Producer-actor Vidyut Jammwal shares, “Some of the most interesting episodes in Indian history have inspired IB 71. With this film, Action Hero Films pursues the pursuit of revealing a captivating story that gifted writers imagine. I have full confidence in Sankalp Reddy’s vision as a filmmaker. ”

Not all victories are won on the battlefield; some are won with clever maneuvers. The film depicts the forerunner of the Indo-Pak War, which gave India the necessary advantage to win it. Vidyut will be seen at the head of the film as an intelligence officer, and it could not have asked for a better lead. This compelling story, directed by Sankalp Reddy, has a certain sensitivity to the subject of the film. The creators are happy to bring a story that is a celebration of unsung heroes who want no credit for their contribution to the country.

Shibasish Sarkar, CEO, Reliance Entertainment, says, “This topic has not been explored much in Indian cinema and the novelty and significance of this part of Indian history has inspired us to produce this story with Vidyut and Sankalp. We look forward to giving the audience a glimpse of the story and lots of excitement! ”

Director Sankalp Reddy says, “IB 71 is about what goes on before a triumph, and a completely different kind of heroism is at play in its history. These are the themes I associated with when the story was told to me. I am very happy that the producers have shown enormous faith in my vision. This movie is really special to me. ”

Produced by Action Hero Films, co-produced by Abbas Sayyed, directed by Sankalp Reddy, starring Vidyut Jammwal, with the story by Aditya Shastri and screenplay by Storyhouse Films LLP, IB 71 coming to the floor in late 2021.

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