This time Ronnie Screwvala and Abhishek Chaubey are working together again to bring the story of hockey legend Dhyanchand to the big screen as co-producer with Premnath Rajagopalan. Written by Supratik Sen and Abhishek for over a year, the pair is finally ready now. The casting of the film is still going on and a top star is expected to come on board to play the titular role.
Dhyanchand represented the Indian hockey team from 1925 to 1949 as ‘The Wizard’, scoring more than 500 goals in 185 matches played as a center during his international career, including 3 Olympics in 1928,1932 and 1936. Win gold medal He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956 and on 29 August his birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day.
Abhishek Chaubey shared that, “Dhyanchand is the greatest hockey player in the history of sports and it is a matter of pride to direct his biopic. We had a lot to research and honestly, every achievement of his life deserves a different story in itself. I am thankful to a great creative force like Ronnie Screwvala that I am supporting his film and we cannot wait to start it next year. The lead actor is expected to be announced soon.
Ronnie Screwvala has produced many of the finest films of his time. It includes films like Rang De Basanti, Swades, Wednesday, Uri, Sonchiraya and Barfi. He has promised that Dhyanchand will be one of his best films. He said that “Looking at Dhyanchand’s life, the enormity of his achievements and his greatness, I feel there can be no better one than Abhishek to direct the film and it is an absolute pleasure to work with him again after Sonchiraya . Dhyanchand is the biggest symbol of Indian sports, unfortunately about which the youth of today do not know much. No other story could be bigger than Dhyanchand’s story and I was waiting for this film to reach the audience. “
Son Ashok Kumar said this
Ashok Kumar, Dhyanchand’s son said on this – “There is no better hockey player in the world like 3-time Olympic gold medalist Dhyanchand. When Rohit Vaid approached me with a desire to make a film on his father, I was ready to see his intensity and passion. The world will see Dhyanchand’s talent and his achievements and I am thrilled to be a part of it.
The film will be released in 2022
Producer of Blue Monkey Films Premnath Rajagopalan says that he is proud to bring Dhyanchand to the screen. He said- Rohit and I are grateful to Ashok Kumar and his family for bringing Dhyanchand’s story to the world. This is a legacy and a story that everyone should know. Not only in our country but also in the world, we are eager to take forward our partnership with Ronnie as this will be our second project together. “Let us know that Dhyanchand will come in theaters in 2022.