Bhushan Kumar and Ellipsis Entertainment have joined forces to make a film on the 1971 bombing of the Karachi harbor and have provisionally named it Navy Day.
The makers are planning to create an epic spectacle on the ingenious masterminding of the biggest ever offensive operation by the Indian Navy, one of the most potent maritime forces in the world.
The film will showcase the audacious attack launched on the Karachi harbour during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war and its aftermath. India observes Navy Day on 4th December to celebrate the fierce operation, which is unparalleled in the annals of military history.
Talking about the ambitious project, T-Series head honcho, Bhushan Kumar said, “The operation was one of the most successful in modern naval history after World War II. Our Navy suffered no losses and caused heavy casualties on the enemy side. T-Series and Ellipsis look forward to bringing to life this extraordinary tale of strategy, thrill and bravery.”
Tanuj Garg, Atul Kasbekar and Swati Iyer Chawla, in a joint statement, said, “Navy Day will be one of Ellipsis’ most ambitious films in terms of size and scale. Together, with our friends at T-Series, we look forward to working with Razneesh, yet another doyen of Indian advertising, after Ram Madhvani (Neerja) and Suresh Triveni (Tumhari Sulu).”
Navy Day will be directed by Razneesh Ghai. The cast will be announced later this year and the film will go on floors in 2020.
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