ILEAD has organized a film show titled “1971 India’s Finest Hour’

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✍️By Special Correspondent

On 13th December 2021 ILEAD has organized a film show titled “1971 India’s Finest Hour” at PVR located in “Mani Square”.The Film covers a story starting India’s independence upto the liberation of Bangladesh by the Indian Army. The film is made only with the archival footage sourced from various archives from world over e.g Indian Film division, BBC, British Pathe, Voice of America. It took iLEAD Research Team almost two years to do the research. After reading almost 200 books written on Bangladesh Liberation War to write the script. These included books written by the Pakistani General like A A.K Niazi, have read the books written by Indian Army officers in action etc.

The film took us almost 2 years to complete and took us almost 2 years to get it cleared from the censor as it went upto as the highest level of Defence Ministry. The Script and the film was finally cleared by the Hon’ble Defence Minister Mrs. Sitaraman.

The event was graced by the presence of the Chief of Staff Mr. Repswal, The Top Brass of Indian Army’s Eastern Command, high officials of Border Security Force, Calcutta Police and the GOC of the Bengal area .

The event was also graced by the following dignitaries

  1. Lt. Gen KK Repswal, SM ,VSM, Chief of Staff , HQ Eastern Command , Fort William, Kolkata
  2. Major Gen Anupam Chattoraj, MG Med,HQ Eastern Command , Fort William, Kolkata
  3. Major Gen Sandeep Bahi, SM, MG AOC, HQ Eastern Command, Fort William, Kolkata
  4. Major Gen Harish Bhutani, MG EME, HQ Eastern Command, Fort William, Kolkata
  5. Brig Bhanu Khanna,HQ Eastern Command , Fort William, Kolkata
  6. Lt. Gen V Sreehari, SC, SM, MG GS(Ops), HQ Eastern Command, Fort William, Kolkata
  7. Maj. Gen NS Khroud, MG GS (SD &WE), HQ Eastern Command, Fort William, Kolkata
  8. Brig. Rajendra Joshi, MG-ic-Adm, HQ Eastern Command, Fort William, Kolkata
  9. Col Loveless Panghal, Col OS, HQ Eastern Command, Fort William, Kolkata

It was also graced by Principals of several colleges and schools.

Mr. Repswal, Chief of Staff, HQ Eastern Command, Fort William, Kolkata said that “The film is so well researched and informative that I would give 100 out of 100 for this film”.

The event started with the presentation by Mr. Chopra. He talked about why he made this film and he said that although it was the most glorious moment of the Indian history. Our young generation knows nothing about it. Our history books ends with independence movement and nothing is taught about what happened during the last 75 years.

They also announced that they are going to make another film which are in the of making named
“The Transfer of Power” which covers India’s Independent movement and a Biopic on the life of Mrs. Gandhi who played a major role in 1971 in Bangladesh liberation War.

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