Vidyut Jammwal plays the role of an Intelligence Bureau agent in the film.
Vidyut Jammwal, whose film IB 71 was recently released, discussed how patriotic films compete with the likes of action, romance, and humour. The actor told IANS that it has feelings, and though they all have diverse tastes, they share a common patriotism.
He continued by saying that he argues with his closest friends about whether they think they are more patriotic than him or whether he is more patriotic than them. So, it seems, this feeling succeeds because of that and only that.
Sankalp Reddy, the winner of a National Award, directed IB 71 and recounted the 1971 hijacking of a ship on the Ganga, which gave India a strategic advantage against Pakistan. Vishal Jethwa, Anupam Kher, and Vidyut Jammwal star in this Action Hero Films production.
Aditya Shastri, Aditya Chowksey, and Shiv Chanana served as executive producers alongside Vidyut Jammwal and Abbas Sayyed. 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.
Vidyut turned producer with IB 71, and talking about the same, the actor told OTTplay, "One of the reasons was that we didn't have a full-fledged movie on IB. Every country speaks very highly of its secret services. Everybody knows about the Mossad, ISI, KGB, and CIA. There's Mission Impossible on the British Special Services, but in India, we don't have any stories. Hence, we don't know much about the secret service."
The actor added, "When I ask my fellow friends, they get a little confused about what really is the secret service—is it RAW, IB, or CID? They have different names. Thus, it was important to make a movie like this. When IB came to me, it was imperative because we needed to talk about the story. It was India's glory and biggest victory."