Ishaan Khatter, Mrunal Thakur & Priyanshu Painyuli open up on war drama 'Pippa'
Ishaan Khatter, Mrunal Thakur & Priyanshu Painyuli recently shed light upon their upcoming war drama Pippa.
Published: Saturday,Nov 04, 2023 14:34 PM GMT-06:00
The makers of Pippa today launched a striking poster of its upcoming riveting war drama, slated for a direct-to-streaming worldwide premiere on November 10.
The film is a firsthand account of the Battle of Garibpur, during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971; a fight that was pivotal in Bangladesh’s struggle for independence.
Further fueling the anticipation of viewers eagerly awaiting this wartime saga, the poster features the incredibly talented actors Ishaan, Mrunal Thakur and Priyanshu Painyuli reflecting their valorand courage to fight for their country. The key art also shares amessage- ‘An Untold Story of a True Hero’, laying down the premise of the war film.
Ishaan about his character in the film saying, “It is an honour to be part of Pippa and I am thankful to the makers for having faith in me to essay the role of Captain Balram Singh Mehta, whose courage helped India emerge victorious in a deadly war against brutality. It has been a truly incredible journey bringing this story to life. It was a tremendous challenge to adapt to the best qualities of a cavalier from the Indian Army Armoured Corps. With the help of a very capable team, we were privileged to work on this project day and night to bring this very important Indian story to life."
While Mrunal said, “When I read the script and got to know more about my character Radha in the story, I was instantly drawn to her. What I love about her is that she has a fire within, is deeply patriotic and is ready to do anything to support her country’s cause. Bringing this nuanced character to life was a wonderful experience for me. I hope the audiences enjoy my performance and the movie as it premieres across 240 countries and territories on Prime Video.”
Priyanshu Painyuli who plays Major Ram Mehta in the movie, shared, “Being from an army background, I have always been in awe of the selflessness and courage of our soldiers, who risk everything to defend our nation. This wartime drama, which is also a poignant sibling story, tells the tale of sacrifice and bravery. When I was approached for this role, I felt truly honored. In a way, I felt I was doing my small bit in contributing as an Indian by using my craft and bringing to life a soldier who walked straight into enemy territory, without worrying about his own life, to help others in their fight for liberation. Raja Menon has recreated a piece of history through this movie and I am sure audiences worldwide will appreciate this wartime drama for its hard-hitting story and the message that it aims to deliver.”
For the unversed The film features Ishaan, Mrunal Thakur, Priyanshu Painyuli and Soni Razdan in pivotal roles. Based on the book ‘The Burning Chaffees’ by Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta, the film is written by Menon, Tanmay Mohan, and Ravinder Randhawa.