On the joyous occasion of the re-opening of cinema halls in every state including Maharashtra, SVF levels up the excitement by releasing Golondaaj in Hindi today to the nationwide audience. Produced by SVF, Golondaaj is a historic fiction showcasing the journey of Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari, known as the ‘Father of Indian Football’, the first Indian to ever play football and thereby, introducing it as a mainstream sport in the country! The lead role is played by none other than the Bengali Superstar Dev. Being one of the biggest Eastern Indian projects and also one of the Biggest Blockbuster movies of Bengal, Golondaaj releases in Hindi today to win the hearts of the nationwide football-loving audience.
The stellar Director Dhrubo Banerjee takes us back to the late 1800s, when an Indian, imagined and dared to imbibe Football amongst people by opening several professional clubs for the sport. His win over British club East Surrey Regiment in Trades Cup was the first-ever win for any Indian club in a major tournament in the year 1892. The story is based upon a time when Bengal was witnessing its greatest period of Renaissance. It’s the story of the man who took his team to this heroic victory in a thrilling author backed role. The film also narrates how one man goes on to challenge the existing social structure and how the ripple of his action resonates across the country for ages to come.
After receiving an extraordinary response from the audiences in Bengal, the Hindi release of Golondaaj focuses on outstretching the magnanimous story of the Father of Indian Football to the nationwide audience.
The powerful star cast includes some of the finest actors of the Bengali Film Industry – Bengali Superstar Dev, Anirban Bhattacharya, Ishaa Saha, Alexx O’Nell, Srikant Acharya along with John Bhattacharya, Indrashish Roy and others. While the music of the movie is composed by the GiMA Award Winner, Bickram Ghosh.
Golondaaj is released on major single screens and multiplexes across the nation today. A briefly curated hall list of Golondaaj (Hindi) releases is attached herewith for further reference.
|Maharashtra||Inox Inorbit Mall||Malad|
|Maharashtra||Cinepolis Season Mall||Pune|
|Maharashtra||Cinepolis Viviana Mall||Thane|
|Maharashtra||PVR Lodha Xperia, Palava||Dombivli East|
|New Delhi||PVR Vegas Mall||Dwarka|
|Madhya Pradesh||PVR Treasure Island||Indore|
|Gujarat||Inox R21 Gandhinagar||Gandhinagar|
|UP||Cinepolis Smart Bharat Mall||Noida|
|UP||Inox Omaxe Connaught Place Mall||Greater Noida|
|Jharkhand||Cinepolis PJP Cinema||Jamshedpur|
The Director, Dhrubo Banerjee said “Golondaaj is an extremely special film and one of the main focuses of making this movie is to make people know about the brave story of Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari, who gave a new face to the sports culture of India, back in late 1800’s. It is a great initiative taken by SVF to release it in Hindi Language by which it will reach to the mass all over India. Golondaaj will make every Indian proud and I am sure about this fact.”
The lead actor of the movie who played the character of Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari, Bengali Superstar Dev goes on to say “I am glad that we were able to bring back people to the theatres in Bengal with Golondaaj. It was an honour for me to play Nagendra prasad Sarbadhikari’s character on screen; the huge response from the Bengali audience and the love showered by them for the movie is extremely delightful, which also made it the biggest blockbuster Bengali movie of 2021. I hope that with the Hindi release, the nationwide audience will also give us the same appreciation. It is a proud moment for us that we are about to present the heroic journey of The Father of Indian Football, all over India. Golondaaj will definitely make a mark in the hearts of every Indian viewer.”
Talking about the Hindi release of Golondaaj, Mahendra Soni, Co-founder & Director of SVF said, “Dhrubo’s deep research on the project and Dev’s portrayal of Sarbadhikari is hugely appreciated and are the prime reason for the delightful experience on screen. It was a pleasure to see Golondaaj performing so well across Bengal. Golondaaj is a grand-scale production and releasing the film at a 50% occupancy situation was a difficult decision to make. Even though there were other challenges of releasing this film, the astounding results at the box office compensated for the enormous amount of hard work and risk. We want Golondaaj to reach as many people as possible. It’s the story of one unsung hero who makes every Indian proud. Now since we are coming back to normalcy, I feel people coming back to cinemas is a big thing to be celebrated. The re-opening of theatres in Maharashtra is just what we needed for the grand release.”