Actor and martial artist Vidyut Jammwal (Commando trilogy) is moving forward with IB 71, an espionage thriller that will kick off his Action Hero Films production banner after the label’s announcement earlier this year.
Jammwal is producing the film and will be joined by Sankalp Reddy (The Ghazi Attack) who is directing, with the film signaling Action Hero’s firsr collaboration with Reliance Entertainment. Deadline’s Tom Grater has more in his Monday report:
Set before the Indo-Pakistani war, Jammwal will play an intelligence officer in a story about how Indian intelligence agencies outwitted the Pakistani establishment and gave the Indian armed forces the required advantage they needed to face a two-front war.
The move also comes following Jammwal’s recent signing with Wonder Street Entertainment. Reddy will direct from a screenplay storied by Aditya Shastri and written by Storyhouse Films. Abbas Sayyed is co-producing.
Jammwal commented, “Some of the most interesting episodes in Indian history have inspired IB 71. With this film, Action Hero Films pursues the endeavour to unravel a riveting story envisaged by gifted writers. I have full faith in Sankalp Reddy’s vision as a filmmaker and it is wonderful to be joining hands with Reliance Entertainment, a banner that has been synonymous with quality filmmaking.”
Director Sankalp Reddy added, “IB 71 is about what goes on before a triumph and a very different kind of heroism is at play in its story. These are the themes that I connected with when the story was narrated to me. I’m very happy that the producers have shown tremendous belief in my vision. This film is truly special for me.”
Jammwal tweeted the following on Monday: