The politics of war are a difficult subject to depict on television. One can go overboard with jingoism, as many major films have done. You may even try your hand at creating a realistic and exciting dish. BellBottom, starring Akshay Kumar, offers us more than simply fantastic entertainment in this setting. BellBottom is reportedly based on real-life operations and people set in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when seven Indian Airlines planes were hijacked from India in a five-year period, however the disclaimer before the movie states that all characters and events in the film are fictional. The whole review may be found here. IMDB
Bell Bottom chastises the viewers for the first ten minutes with visuals of a government led by Indira Gandhi (played by Lara Dutta with an obviously artificial nose) entangled in its own bureaucracy while failing to prevent airline hijackings. “Enough with our old methods; we need fresh blood,” the scenes appear to shout. RAW head Adil Hussain (almost on cue) presents our “hero” in a money shot riding a motorcycle against the backdrop of the Red Fort. Where would a patriot be if not here?