1971 Beyond Borders film written and directed by Major Ravi. It is the fourth instalment in the Major Mahadevan film series.
Major Ravi is well know for the war films. he has showed his different side of direction skill in picket 43 and Mission 90 Days but for the 1971 Beyond Borders he come-up with his old style which is outdated not interested by anyone anymore.
let look in to the movie.the movie is inspired by real incidents and the protagonists are inspired by Param Vir Chakra recipients. this shows the lives of soldiers on both side of the border. On the first part of the movie directed showed personal life of soldiers Also, even when they are on the battlefront their thoughts are always with their loved ones. the other part more goes with battles and emotions. overdosed patriotism quotes in-between creates more depth to the down side of the movie.
Mohanlal has did justice to his role eventhough he didnt had nothing much to do.He did a neat job in both the roles.Asha Sarath as the heroine was average.Perfomance of Allu Sirish was really pathetic.Performance of the remaining Cast was also was average.
Major ravi’s last outing Picket was a good watch after his previous 2 duds Kandahar and Karmayodha.Here the first half of the film was more of cliche scenes and only some 2 to 3 scenes were good and the war was average.Second half also has nothing much rather than an above average fight which also missed the power packed punch.Dialogues also falls into mixed category.There wasnt nothing much in the script and making also falls to average category.
Sujith ‘ s Frames were good even though it didn’t reached the expected level and also edits were fine enough.Movie’s music are good and the background score falls into the average category.
1971 Beyond Borders has some moments to cherish but more than those moments, movie fails to be engage and goes powerless. Major Ravi should consider changing his style or find better story next time. his first ‘Keerthi Chakra’ was successful because of the its freshness and uniqueness at the time but now time has changed , the endless loop of ‘Keerthi Chakra’ wont make any good.1971 Beyond Borders Strictly one time watch for ‘Star Mohanlal’.
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