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Ranneeti: Balakot and Beyond preview - Jimmy Shergill, Lara Dutta’s web series to be out on OTT soon

Fresh glimpses from the web series, Ranneeti: Balakot and Beyond have been unveiled today. Catch up on the details of Jimmy Shergill and Lara Dutta-starrer here.

Ranneeti: Balakot and Beyond preview - Jimmy Shergill, Lara Dutta’s web series to be out on OTT soon

Stills from the preview of Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond. 

Last Updated: 02.08 PM, Feb 26, 2024


On this day five years ago, India made a significant decision that reshaped its defense strategy. As the nation commemorated the Pulwama martyrs, it stood together to honor the courageous soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. With 2024 marking the fifth anniversary of the Balakot airstrikes—a pivotal moment showcasing the nation's resilience—JioCinema provided a sneak peek of its upcoming offering, Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond. Inspired by this defining chapter in India's history, the series takes viewers behind the scenes of a monumental defense operation like Balakot and the subsequent mission to retrieve Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman, offering a unique perspective never before explored in a web series.

What is new about the Ranneeti web series today?

This noon, actress Lara Dutta shared a video containing glimpses from the web series, Ranneeti: Balakot and Beyond. Along with the video, she wrote a beautiful caption which read, “26th February 2019 will remain etched in history forever. The day every Indian’s heart soared with pride as India successfully retaliated with the Balakot airstrike. Saluting our heroes is the story of ‘Ranneeti: Balakot and Beyond’ coming soon on @officialjiocinema #RanneetiOnJioCinema”

Hundreds of Instagram users have liked Lara Dutta’s post. Many of them even commented, ‘Can’t wait’ in the comments section.


What did the teaser convey?

In August 2023, the teaser of Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond captivated viewers, setting the stage for an engaging narrative that promises to offer a distinctive perspective on these significant historical events. Following the unveiling of the teaser by the makers, fans flooded the comment section with red hearts and fire emoticons, showcasing their excitement. The series is set to stream on the OTT platform Jio Cinema.

What’s in the news today?

Five years ago, on this date, the Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted the Balakot airstrikes in Pakistan as a response to the February 14 Pulwama attack. Today marks the fifth anniversary of the highly successful airstrikes, which were code-named 'Operation Bandar'. In the early hours of February 26, 2019, the Indian Air Force executed these airstrikes, marking the first such operation since the India-Pakistan war of 1971. Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed the Balakot airstrikes had almost pushed Pakistan and India to a nuclear conflict.

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