In 2004, Ramanand Sagar’s grandson, Amrit Sagar met Manoj Bajpayee in connection with the making of his first film. Then he wanted to make a movie on his story ‘Paint’. But this story did not suit Manoj. He said that you may take a few months, but come with some other good story.
When they met again a few months later, Amrit Sagar told Manoj that he had a story written in 1973 by his father, Motilal Sagar. It is based on the true and traumatic events of 6 prisoners in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
Manoj said that you should first make a film on it
On hearing the whole story, Manoj said that you should first make a film on it. Then Amrit said that but, it will have fight scenes, it will cost a lot. Well explained Manoj. Then saying that this is an idea for now, but it will also have to be written in the form of a film-script; Manoj suggested the name of his old friend Piyush Mishra. Piyush was in Mumbai those days, and was looking for work.
Both Amrit and Piyush worked hard and penned the entire script. The name of the film was – ‘1971’. After that the selection of artists started. Manoj Bajpayee and Piyush Mishra were there.
This was Deepak Dobriyal’s first Hindi film. Ravi Kishan himself asked for work
This was Deepak Dobriyal’s first Hindi film. Ravi Kishan himself asked for work, also gave audition. Everyone was happy seeing his artwork, so he was also taken. Then along with Manav Kaul, others were also selected. Interestingly, there was no actress in it.
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Although its shooting was completed only in 2005, but due to some reason it was released in 2007. But know why it was not released legally. It may have had an effect on the release of more than half a dozen other films that day.
Manoj and the entire unit had a lot of expectations from this film. But, it happens that some films have their own fate or circumstance. There are many who, despite being very good, do not run, and later become included in the classics too.
There were only 2 spectators in the entire hall (Manoj)
On the day of release, Amrit went to a theater in Mumbai with a friend. Seeing the scene there, his heart broke badly. There were only 2 spectators in the entire hall. And, those two spectators were none other than them. One was his first film, from above it was his father who had produced it by reposing faith in him. Above all, there was a question of the prestige and legacy of the ‘Sagar’ family.
Despite all this, Manoj was so confident that he asked Amrit to send it for the National Award. Despite not wanting, he was sent under his own pressure.
The National Awards were not announced in 2008. Gradually, this film came out of everyone’s memory. But, in 2009 it was declared the winner for 2 National Awards. For Best Hindi Film and Best Audiography.
The pain of Manoj
Seeing this, the pain of Manoj, Amrit and the rest increased even more that if it had been released properly, it could have created a ruckus at the box office!
In the last lockdown, someone on Twitter asked Manoj that sir, I want to see your ‘1971’, where can I watch it? On this Manoj tagged Amrit. Amrit saw this tweet, then uploaded it on his YouTube channel.
Then it was a blast! More than 2 crore people had seen it within just 45 days. Today’s figure is showing 4.6 crores.
Why am I sharing this story?
Actually all this is coming in my mind again and again after seeing the reaction given by Kejriwal ji on ‘The Kashmir Files’.
First of all, Kejriwal ji should understand that the film which deserves its results, how can they get them if not today or tomorrow! There are many vivid examples of this.
Second, they might not even know what YouTube-OTT
Second, they might not even know what YouTube-OTT means these days! When after 13 years, a film based on a story written 50 years ago can make a splash on YouTube, then anyone can understand what the wonders of the just released film will be on YouTube! Whereas thousands of women and teenagers of the house have not yet seen it.
Still, there is no need for them to worry, because soon a film on other incidents related to it is also coming on OTT. Then we will see whether they are very happy when their wish is fulfilled, or what they feed. Of course we’ll see too!
Above all, not a single guy is taking ‘The Kashmir Files’ as a film, no matter how hostile one may be. That’s why no one is talking about its technical aspects.
He said that someone has fooled you by earning crores! Maybe they do not know that the crowd that has gathered is not there only to watch the film.
It is not only a matter of feelings, but also because the rest of the producers and directors should be encouraged, and such films should be made continuously.
Now in such a situation, crores had to be earned, but this earning has not been done by fooling, but has been given by thinking ahead of its own wish!
Chief Minister of the country’s capital laughed shamelessly
I remember the rest of his exploits in the past, but now I am fully convinced that others can forget his other exploits .
But this country will always remember that instead of applying a single ointment of consolation on the most horrific-destroying massacre of 5 lakh people of his own country, a Chief Minister of the country’s capital laughed shamelessly and called him a liar and salted him. was sprinkled!
But, it has been proved 100% that the injury is in the right place!