Milind Soman & Yashpal Sharma etch out balanced performances as Lt. General J.F.R. Jacob and General A.A. Khan Niazi

This 15th August, witness the recreation of one of India’s historical episodes on SonyLIV, as the digital platform showcases the triumph of the legendary Lt. General J.F.R. Jacob over Pakistani General A.A. Khan Niazi, through a dialogue that reshaped world boundaries and left a lasting impact on the geo-political history of South Asia.

Presented by Officers Choice Blue Snacks,‘Mukti – Birth of a Nation’, is a gripping short film based on the 1971 war, by writer and director Manu Chobe, acclaimed for his popular web-series ‘Married Woman Diaries’ and short films such as ‘Peanut Butter’. This film is about a time when the Indian Defence Forces were struggling to ascertain the perfect strategy to implement in Bangladesh and when all hopes were lost how one man, Lt. General JFR Jacob, referred to as ‘Jake Sweety’ got into a negotiation with his Pakistani counterpart A.A. Khan Niazi that led to a public surrender and India winning the war.

With the characters portrayed brilliantly by Milind Soman and Yashpal Sharma, this 22 – minute docudrama showcases how a single person’s leadership can change the course of a war and thus, of history.

Continuing with its streak of offering high-quality content to its viewers, that has a perfect blend of great storytelling along with edge-of-the-seat entertainment, Mukti – Birth of a Nation is the best way to celebrate the unsung heroes of the 1971.

Uday Sodhi, EVP and Head – Digital Business, Sony Pictures Networks: “This short film is our tribute to the unsung heroes of India, who risked their lives to fight for India in the 1971 war. ‘Mukti – Birth of a Nation’ impeccably captures the clash of pride v/s reality within a span of 22 mins. This Independence Day, our viewers are definitely going to experience that moment of pride and respect for our soldiers who unceasingly strive daily, to protect our nation’s integrity and security. Sony LIV salutes the unsung heroes of India.”

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