Golondaaj movie review: Dev delivers a powerful film on father of Indian football

Golondaaj movie cast: Dev, Anirban Bhattacharya, Ishaa Saha
Golondaaj movie director: Dhrubo Bannerjee
Golondaaj movie score: 4 stars

Golondaaj is the story of Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari, the father of Indian football. The film shines mild on his life and the way he created a staff of Indian footballers whom he pitted in opposition to the British. The staff refused to bow to the prevalent caste discrimination and its face-off with the colonial masters went approach deeper than the game – it symbolized the colonial India taking on the mighty Empire in all its enormity and energy.

The film begins with the younger Nagendra having a thoughts of his personal and exhibiting a love for football from a very early age. Football then was the game of the English and Indians have been strictly prohibited from not solely taking part in the sport but additionally setting foot on the bottom.

How Nagendra grows as much as be a nice younger man together with his coronary heart beating for his nation, and makes a staff out of a ragtag bunch that may beat the British kinds the crux of the story. There have been immense hurdles in his approach and even loss of life threats have been made however he refused to bow down. Legend has it that he was the primary man to kick a football in India, and went on to type a string of golf equipment in Bengal to popularize the sport.

The spotlight of the film is actor Dev, who manages to carry the story collectively and offers a delectable efficiency. He has matured and his Bengali pronunciation, for which he had confronted criticism prior to now, is sort of improved now. Not to be missed are the particular ‘Dev moments’ – the roar, the run, — that are signatures of the actor. An attention-grabbing addition to the story is the revolutionary Bhargav, performed by Anirban Bhattacharya.

Not solely Dev and Anirban, your complete lot of actors, particularly the football staff members, give a nice efficiency. The story-telling can be lucid however is hampered by pointless songs. The climax of the story is well worth the watch. The music of the film by Bickram Ghosh deserves a particular point out. The solely downside appears to be the size of the film because it might have been rounded off in a lot lesser time.

While the film undoubtedly reminds one of ‘Lagaan’, it holds its personal as a result of of its personal distinctive narrative. The choreography, artwork path and modifying are price a point out too.

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