In Ranjit M Tewari’s spy thriller, BellBottom, Akshay Kumar is pitch perfect as an R&AW agent.
After the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic, theatres reopened, and BellBottom was the first picture to be released on the big screen. The actor is confident that the picture has what it takes to resurrect the movie industry: a potent mix of emotions, action, entertainment, drama, and breathtaking vistas. Ranjit M Tewari’s thriller BellBottom is a nail-biting thriller with numerous nail-biting scenes.
BellBottom is the third film based on or inspired by actual events to be released in a week, following Shershaah and Bhuj: The Pride of India. With its well-researched narrative, excellent screenplay, and compelling storyline without an iota of jingoism that tends to leave a sour taste in the mouths of most moviegoers, BellBottom raises the bar even higher.
The film tells the event of Indian Airlines flight ICC 691, which takes off from Delhi and is overrun by four terrorists on August 24, 1984, and is inspired by real-life hijackings that shook the country in the 1980s. This was the country’s sixth plane hijacking in seven years, and then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (Lara Dutta) had had enough.
While she intends to let the Pakistani authorities deal with the hijackers once the plane lands in Lahore, undercover RAW agent Anshul Malhotra (Akshay Kumar), code-named BellBottom, has a different idea. He intends to rescue 210 people as well as apprehend the hijackers. BellBottom’s major narrative revolves around the team’s execution of India’s first covert mission.