John Abraham and Shoojit Sircar have had a great run together, with two hit films to their names – Vicky Donor and Madras Cafe (which were both very different movies). Now, they are back yet again for another flick, and from the looks of it, this is going to be a departure yet again from their previous work. The hit producer-director jodi will be working together for a film on football, a game that both of them really love. The interesting bit, though, is that this movie won’t be set in modern day – in fact, it is a period flick, set over a century ago!
The film is based on the famous football club’s, Mohun Bagan’s, victory against the East Yorkshire Regiment back in 1911. Mohun Bagan became the first native team to have won the IFA Shield when they beat the foreigners. Most interestingly, the Indian team played bare feet and wore dhotis, while the British team wore boots and shorts. It’s going to be fun to watch!
“We both love football and so when I sent over the script to John, I knew he would love it and he did. We are just prepping for the film now and will only start early next year. It will be shot almost entirely in Bengal.”
Ronnie Lahiri of Rising Sun Entertainment also chimed in, saying, “After Vicky Donor and Madras Cafe, we want to continue partnering with John and keep making fresh films on innovative subjects. We don’t make a lot of sports films in our country and this one is straight from history.”
The film will be written by Gulab Gang director Soumik Sen, and will go on floors in early 2015. Are you looking forward to it? We are!