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Golondaaj poster shows Dev Adhikari's 'father of Indian football' in action

The poster and the caption shared by the leading man suggest that the film will focus on Sarbadhikari's achievements in football and the struggle against the British that was involved.

Roushni Sarkar

The official poster for Dhrubo Banerjee’s upcoming period drama Golondaaj (2021) has finally revealed leading man Dev Adhikari’s look as Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari, the 'father of Indian football', in action.

While much expectation was generated with Adhikari’s dhoti-clad period look in an earlier still, the poster shows the actor in aggressive spirit, breaking chains with a football at his feet.

A few days ago, SVF Entertainment Pvt Ltd had revealed the release dates of five of its upcoming movies, including Golondaaj.

On 28 March, director Banerjee unveiled the poster on Twitter, stating that it took two years to make the film after overcoming numerous challenges and obstacles.

Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari started playing football while studying in Hare School, among Calcutta's oldest schools, in 1877. Eventually, he went on to establish The Boys' Club, which is considered the first Indian initiative at football organization. In the 1880s, he formed more sport clubs, including the Wellington Club. He later served as captain of the storied Mohun Bagan football club as well.

While the poster gives a hint to the storyline with the image of Adhikari breaking chains with his aggressive play, the caption shared by the actor on Twitter, 'Hope this one rattles your emotions, the way he had rattled the British's’, suggests that the narrative will focus on Sarbadhikari’s pioneering achievements on the field of football as well as his struggle against the British in doing so.

Golondaaj also features Anirban Bhattacharya, Ishaa Saha, Indrasis Roy and Srikanta Acharya in important roles. The film is slated for a theatrical release on 13 August.

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