Allu Sirish, the son of Mega producer Allu Aravind and the brother of Stylish Star Allu Arjun, made his Malayalam debut with ‘1971: Beyond Borders‘, written and directed by Major Ravi, in which Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal played the lead role. The war drama was released on 7th April 2017.
During the shoot of 1971: Beyond Borders’, the makers also planned to release the dubbed version in Telugu along with the original but later they dropped the idea. The movie was also bombed in Malayalam. Senior producer NV Prasad was supposed to release the film in Telugu, but unfortunately it did not happen. Now according to the latest buzz in the film Industry, NV Prasad has reportedly given off the distribution rights of the film for a very low price. When Allu Sirish came to know about this deal, he made a call to NV Prasad and talked him very rudely because he did not inform the actor about this deal and the release plan of Telugu version of 1971:Beyond Border. As per the agreement, whoever releases this war drama in Telugu should pay Rs 15 Lakh to Allu Sirish but NV Prasad forgot about it. So the actor lost his cool and talked to NV Prasad in a rude manner. Although he eventually got paid for the Telugu version but his rude talk with a senior producer has become a hot topic of discussion in Telugu Film Industry.
Apart from Mohanlal and Allu Sirish, the film has others stars Arunoday Singh, Renji Panicker, Devan, Asha Sarath, Manikuttan and others in supporting roles. Mohanlal made his screen presence in dual role- Colonel Mahadevan and Major Sahadevan whereas Allu Sirish played the role of Lieutenant Chinmay.