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IB 71: Vidyut Jammwal pays tribute in the opening credits to his 'Jammwalians'; here's why

The actor plays the role of an agent of the Intelligence Bureau in the film.

IB 71: Vidyut Jammwal pays tribute in the opening credits to his 'Jammwalians'; here's why
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Last Updated: 09.28 AM, May 12, 2023


The release of IB 71 is a first for Bollywood action actor Vidyut Jammwal, who has dedicated the film to his fans and included them in the opening credits. The movie opens with a touching message from the actor thanking his devoted audience, who call themselves "Jammwalians."

To this, he responded that he stands here today, humbled and profoundly grateful to all the Jammwalians out there who have stood by his side and supported him completely. Thanks to their unwavering support, he has been able to follow his dream of being a part of the movies. They are crucial to making this happen, and he appreciates it beyond words.

Sankalp Reddy is the film's director, and it tells the story of the Ganga hijacking in 1971, which gave India a tactical advantage over Pakistan. Gulshan Kumar, T-Series Film, and Reliance Entertainment are the studios behind IB 71. Vidyut Jammwal, Anupam Kher, and Vishal Jethwa are the stars of Action Hero Films' latest offering.

Vidyut Jammwal and Abbas Sayyed produced the film, with assistance from Aditya Shastri, Aditya Chowksey, and Shiv Chanana. Sankalp Reddy, a national award-winning director, directed the movie from a script by Storyhouse Films LLP that was based on an Aditya Shastri narrative.

The movie has debuted in theatres on May 12.

Earlier, during an interaction with OTTplay, Vidyut was asked about the title of the film, to which he replied, "IB is the Intelligence Bureau, the secret service of India. We've not had a movie on IB. It is the story of 1971. It was the biggest mission of the secret service. It is one of the reasons why India and the secret service have been revered across the globe. It's one of the biggest missions and one of the most impossible things. I don't think a mission like this can be executed today."

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