Bell Bottom is a 2021 Hindi action thriller film directed by Ranjit M Tewari. The film is written by Aseem Arrora and Parveez Sheikh, with production by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh and Nikkhil Advani under their respective Pooja Entertainment and Emmay Entertainment banners. It stars Akshay Kumar as the title character, with Lara Dutta, Vaani Kapoor, and Huma Qureshi in other prominent roles.
Bell Bottom is inspired by real-life hijacking events in India by the Khalistani separatists during the 1980s, such as the hijackings of Indian Airlines flights 423, 405 and 421.
Principal photography began on August 20, 2020. The film ended on September 30 in London. The film released in theaters on August 19, 2021 in 3D.
The story of the film revolves around the hijacking of Indian Airlines flight IC 691 that takes off from Delhi on August 24, 1984. This was the fifth Indian Airlines plane hijacking in the last seven years and then the Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi (Lara Dutta) was very angry at this kidnapping.
While Prime Minister Gandhi plans to let the Pakistani government negotiate with the four hijackers (when the plane has landed in Lahore), RAW undercover agent Anshul Malhotra (Akshay Kumar), codenamed Bell Bottom, has a different plan in your mind.
He wants not only to rescue 210 passengers, but also to arrest the hijackers. The rest of the story revolves around this covert mission to save the passengers of IC 691 in Dubai.