Team “Golondaaj “should be celebrating because they have started their second shooting from yesterday. This film is directed by Dhrubo Banerjee. It has a galaxy of stars including Dev, Ishaa Saha, Anirban Bhattacharya , Srikanto Acharya and Indrasish Roy to name a few . The film is being produced by Svf . It is a sports drama film which is based on the character of Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari .
Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari is considered to be the father of Indian Footbaal . He had introduced footbaal as game at the Hare School in Kolkata in the year 1877 . The role of Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari is being played by Dev .
The first leg of the shoooting was completed in February this year . The second leg was scheduled to start in the last week of March . Had the shooting begun according to sche3dule it would have been finished by early April . But after that the COVID-19 pandemic put things upside down . Everything had come to a hault .
Dhrubo Banerjee is very excited with the fact that shooting has resumed :-
Now with things getting normal the director and his team are eager to finish the work as early as possible . Dhrubo has already edited the first leg of the shooting . They are doing their work by maintaining all the required safety measures . He says that the edited portion is looking very nice . He is very excited about it .
Apart from Dev , the character of Bhargav is being portrayed by none other than Anirban Bhattacharya . According to the team , Bhargav is a surprise element in the film . He is a freedom fighter who will be responsible for giving the film a Nationalistic look .
Ishaa Saha will play the role of Kamalini who is the princess of Sovabazar . This character is Nagendra’s biggest support . It also gives the film a romantic angle .
Indrasish Roy will play the character of Jeetendra . Jeetendra is a brave character , whose love for his motherland made him “ Anti – British “ . Srikanto Acharya will play the role of Surya Kumar Sarbadhikari . Surya Kumar is Nagendra’s father . Joydeep Mukherjee will portray the role of Prasanna Kumar Sarbadhikari who is Surya Kumar’s elder brother . He is one of the leading educationists of that time .
The character of Binod will be played by John Bhattacharya while American actor Alexx O’Neil will play the character of Major Frederick Jackson . Frederick is a fine British footballer who is reputed for his skills .
The director said that since it is a sports film they are making it on a grand canvas . Since it is period piece hence the people in film cannot be seen wearing maks . He also told that they would need more unit hands and an shooting-friendly environment .
Based on the biography of the legendary footballer Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari this film truly promises to be a must watch . After all football is one of Bengal’s most popular games .