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Sabyasachi to star in new film on Frenchman who hijacked plane in support of Liberation War

  • Published at 06:01 pm March 10th, 2021
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'JK 1971' will hit the theatres on December 3

On December 3, Jean Kay went aboard the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight 720B with a pistol and a small box full of wires. He kept the passengers hostage for six hours and demanded that 20 tons of medical supplies and relief items be immediately sent to Bangladesh

28-year old Frenchman Jean Kay, took a pistol on December 3, 1971, and hijacked a plane in support of the people of Bangladesh in their struggle for independence. 

Prominent Bangladeshi director of Gondi and Bhuban Majhi, Fakhrul Arefeen Khan, revealed at a press conference in the capital on 9 March that his next film would be based on the little-known true story of Jean Kay.

Previously a soldier in Biafra and Yemen, Kay knew all too well about the horrors of war. The French electronics technician was shocked to his core by reading about the plight of the Bangladeshi refugees during the Liberation War of 1971. 

The lack of medicine and food supplies in the camps, and heartbreaking pictures of children dying every day of starvation, made the former soldier, who took a conscious decision to dedicate his whole life to social work, want to do something about it. 

On December 3, Jean Kay went aboard the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight 720B at Orly airport, with a pistol and a small box of wires. He kept the passengers hostage for six hours and demanded that 20 tons of medical supplies and relief materials be immediately sent to Bangladesh.

The upcoming film titled ‘JK 1971’ would detail how the Frenchman executed his desperate measure without threatening a single passenger.

Even though the Frenchman, Jean Kay, was caught by the police, the 20 tons of crucial relief items later arrived in Bangladesh as promised.

Sabyasachi Chakraborty has been cast in the role of the pilot while Shuvro Sourav Das will play Jean Kay.

Penned by Masum Reza, the film will feature only one song, voiced by Nasim Ali Khan from band Souls. On the other hand, Pertha Barua will compose the film's background score.