By Aakash Barvalia(05 Apr 2008)
The story is set 6 years after the 1971 Indo-Pak war that culminated in the creation of Bangladesh. Despite winning the war, a lot of Indian defence personnels have found themselves being held captive in various jails in Pakistan & unfortunately, faced with the fact that the Pakistan govt. vehemently denied their very existence. International pressure has forced the Pakistan government to make changes in the way they treat these prisoners. In a very calculated move, the Pakistani army is ordered to assemble all the Indian Prisoner of War (POW's) in various Pakistani jails & transfer them to a secret location somewhere in the mountainous terrains of Pakistan. In the newly set up living conditions, food & other amenities improve considerably, and enough for the captive Indians to believe that their release has been finally negotiated which has given the weary indian POW's a ray of hope & a reason to celebrate. However, a band of six solidiers, Major Suraj Singh, Lt. Ram , Lt. Guru, Capt. Kabir, Subedar Ahmed & Capt. Jacob suspect a foul play in this new found change of heart that the Pakistanis seemed to have under gone. When they investigate the matter, they make a startling discovery, one that galvanizes them to take a drastic measure. To ensure the well being of the Indian POW's they chalk out a daring escape from the camp. Their goal is to reach the Indian border & to alert the indian authorities of their findings. What ensures is a gut wrenching chase, across the unyielding terrain, where these men brave inhuman weather conditions & the constant threat of Pak officials on the hunt. For the POW's...all they have to rely on this dangerous mission are each other, their spirit & their love for their homeland. But will these be enough to see them through? Watch 1971 and find out their story.