Sagar’s 1971 gets tax exemption in Delhi


MUMBAI: Amrit Sagar’s debut film 1971, released in March this year, has been exempted from entertainment tax in the Union territory of Delhi.

1971 tells the adventurous, action – filled story of six Indian prisoners of war who attempt to escape from Pakistan via the rugged snow covered terrain and mountains in the bitter cold of the winter months. The film’s title 1971 refers to the Indo-Pak conflict of 1971, a 14 –day old war, which ended with the surrender of Pakistan. Several defense personnel from India who were taken prisoners in that war 36 years ago, are still languishing in Pakistan ‘s prisons.

The film marked the return of the Sagar family to the motion picture business, after the family patriarch shifted gears to television and created the milestone TV serial Ramayan.