Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, the drama Pippa, inspired by true events, starring Ishaan, Mrunal Thakur, Priyanshu Painyuli and Soni Razdan is based on the war memoir, The Burning Chaffees, written by Brigadier Balram Singh Mehtam.
Pippa tells the story of three siblings set against the backdrop of the action-packed 48-hour Battle of Garibpur during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
Recently there has been a report that Pippa will only be released on a digital platform instead of at the cinema, but this is entirely false. We have a strong official statement from producers Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Kamal Gianchandani from the Multiplex Association of India stating the true facts.
“This is in regard to an article that appeared in a newspaper publication yesterday with the headline “_PIPPED FOR AN OTT RELEASE_”, which made some completely unsubstantiated assertions about supposed issues between the producers of PIPPA and multiplex operators, causing PIPPA to allegedly opt for an OTT release. Neither the producers nor any multiplex operator/s were approached for comment before the publication of this article.
“Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Kamal Gianchandani of PVRINOX, who also represents the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) as its President, state, ‘RSVP and Roy Kapur Films have no ongoing issues with multiplex operators. Any rumours or articles suggesting otherwise are baseless and unfounded. We are all committed to working together to bring quality content to audiences in cinemas across India. Pippa is a film that has been made for the big screen and an official announcement about the release date will be made soon’.”