Us Mulk Ki Sarhad Ko Koi Chhu Nahin Sakta
Jis Mulk Ki Sarhad Ki Nigahban Hain Ankhen
(उस मुल्क की सरहद को कोई छू नहीं सकता, जिस मुल्क की सरहद की निगहबान हैं आँखें)
Bell Bottom is inspired from real life hijacking events in 1980s in India like 1984 Indian Airlines jetliner IC 421 hijacking.
Akshay Kumar plays a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent in this espionage thriller, inspired by true events. The story follows this star undercover agent who goes by the code name 'Bellbottom'. After a plane is hijacked and lands in Amritsar, the seventh hijacking incident in five years, he is brought in to save the day. Akshay's character plans a daring covert operation to rescue 210 hostages and neutralise four hijackers. Vaani Kapoor plays his wife while Huma Qureshi features as one of his team members. Lara Dutta looks almost unrecognisable as former prime minister Indira Gandhi. [IMDB]
Bell bottom became the first film in the world to start and finish its shooting schedule during the covid 19 pandemic outbreak!
BellBottom is the first film to release on the big screen after theatres reopened post the second wave of coronavirus pandemic. Starring Akshay Kumar as a RAW agent, the film is a heady blend of emotions, action, entertainment, drama and stunning visuals. Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, Bell Bottom is an edge of the seat thriller with a well-researched script, effective screenplay and impactful storytelling. The film also stars Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta, Huma Qureshi, Adil Hussain in pivotal roles. Inspired from real life hijackings that shook the country in the 1980s, the film narrates the episode of Indian Airlines flight ICC 691 that takes off from Delhi and is overtaken by four terrorists. This was our fifth plane hijacking in seven years and then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi (played by Dutta) has had enough. While she plans to let the Pakistani government negotiate with the hijackers (as the plane has landed in Lahore), under-cover RAW agent, Anshul Malhotra (played by Kumar), code-named BellBottom, has a different plan in place. He wants to not only rescue 210 passengers but also capture the hijackers. How the team carries out India's first covert mission, gives BellBottom its main plot. Watch the film in theatres near you. [Google Reviews]
Some Facts about his film:
- Vaani kapoor's first film not to be produced by Yash Raj films
- Before lockdown, film was set to be shot in London and Middle east
- First Hindi film to start shooting post the covid 19 pandemic outbreak which brought entertainment industry to a stall.
- Lara Dutta, Vaani Kapoor and Huma Qureshi (although in a guest appearance) preceded in the credits before Akshay Kumar. For the first ever time, Akshay Kumar's name appeared after actors who were not senior to him. However, he would lead as expected at the closing credits.
- The weapons confiscated from ISI agents were found to be German made, exported to Pakistan.
- Rather than denting India's relations with Dubai, it brought the two nations closer.