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1971: BEYOND BORDERS

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1971: BEYOND BORDERS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 130m 37s

Release date 21/04/2017

BBFCInsight infrequent strong language, moderate violence, images of real dead bodies

Genre(s) Drama, War

Director(s) Major Ravi

Cast includes Mohanlal, Allu Sirish, Asha Sharath, Renji Panicker, Sudheer Karamana, Aravind Haridas

Summary 1971: BEYOND BORDERS is a Malayalam language film about the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War.

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. To obtain this category cuts of 3m 27s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/04/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

1971: BEYOND BORDERS is a Malayalam film about the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'). There is also mild and very mild bad language, including uses of 'ass', 'bullshit', 'God', 'hell' and 'screwed'.

Violence

Moderate violence includes soldiers being shot and blown up on the battlefield, and prisoners of war being beaten and shot. In one scene an officer is hit on the head with a rifle butt and another is stabbed with a bayonet. The violence includes some bloody bullet impacts.

Disturbing images

A montage of archive black and white newsreel clips and still pictures documenting the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War / Bangladesh Independence War includes what appear to be real dead bodies lying on the ground (but without sight of blood or injury detail), a man pointing a rifle at a man on the ground and a group of severely malnourished people.

Other issues include mild sex references.

Cuts information

The distributor chose to remove scenes of strong violence and bloody detail in order to obtain a 12A classification. Cuts made in line with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 was available.

Details

Title
1971: BEYOND BORDERS
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
John Entertainment
Classified date(s)
21/04/2017
Main language
Malayalam
Submitted run time
134m 4s
Approved footage
11755+8
BBFC reference
AFF350973
Registration number
CFJ41920

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