The Budding actor of Bollywood Ishan Khattar will soon be seen in a biographical war film titled, ‘Pippa’. The actor was last seen in Gurmeet Singh-directed Phone Bhoot in which he starred alongside Katrina Kaif and Siddhant Chaturvedi. The movie failed to create magic at the box office.
The actor’s next is ‘Pippa’ which is bankrolled by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur under the banner of RSVP Movies.
This war film is based on India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war, which led to the creation of a liberate Bangladesh. It was a historic win as the 93000 Pakistani troops led by the then Maj. Gen of Pakistan army Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi surrendered to joint forces of Indian Army and Bangladesh’s Mukti Bahini.
Pippa’s storyline revolves around the 1971 war veteran Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta and his family, he was the brigadier of the 45th Cavalry Tank Squadron who fought the tank battle of Garibpur after which they entered the enemy’s land and put Bangladesh on the world map.
India won the war on 16 Dec 1971, after fighting for 13 days with Pakistan. India celebrates it as Vijay Diwas and Bangladesh as ‘Bijoy Diwas’.
Star Cast of Pippa
- Actor Ishan Khattar portrays the character of 1971 war hero Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta.
- Batla House fame Mrunal Thakur is playing Mehta’s younger sister.
- Priyanshu Painyuli is playing the elder brother.
- Soni Razdan essays the character of their mother.
Pippa is the adaptation of Mehta’s book ‘The Burning Chaffes’, the title Pippa derives from the Russian amphibious Tank which was used in that war and is also popularly known as Pippa. Helmed by Airlift director Raja Krishna Menon and the grammy award winner A.R Rahman is the music composer of the film.
Pippa Release Date & Teaser
Pippa was earlier scheduled to release on Dec 2, 2022, but the release couldn’t go as per the plan. Following this, several reports started suggesting that Pippa is releasing on OTT, stating the makers of the film are having issues with the multiplex owners. But the makers have refuted all such rumors. While sharing a post on the Twitter feed, RSPC posted an official statement clearing the rumors of Pippa being released on the digital platform.
In the post, the makers also stated that an official announcement about the release date of Pippa in cinemas will be made soon.
Official statement from the makers of Pippa and Multiplex Association of India. pic.twitter.com/ggT6M8fsvy— RSVP (@RSVPMovies) March 17, 2023
A. No, Pippa will have a theatrical release first. The makers cleared all rumors regarding the film opting for an OTT release.
A. Pippa features Ishan Khatter, Mrunal Thakur, Priyanshu Painyuli, and Soni Rzadan in the key roles.
A. Pippa doesn’t have a theatrical release date yet. As per the makers, the official announcement regarding the release date will be made soon.