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Legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand's biopic in works

The story of hockey legend Dhyan Chand will soon come alive on the big screen, in a biopic directed by Abhishek Chaubey.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Published on: December 15, 2020 18:57 IST
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Biopic to be made on legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand

 

The story of hockey legend Dhyan Chand will soon come alive on the big screen, in a biopic directed by Abhishek Chaubey. The film "DhyanChand" will go on floors in 2021. Chaubey, who made "Udta Punjab" and the "Ishqiya" films in the past, has been writing the script for over a year along with Supratik Sen. Casting is underway. Dhyan Chand, widely acknowledged as the Wizard of Hockey, represented Indian in the sport from the mid-1920s to 1949. During his career, he helped India win three Olympic Gold medals. He was felicitated with the Padma Bhushan in 1956.

"Dhyan Chand is one of the greatest hockey players in the history of our national Sport, and it is a matter of pride to direct his biopic. We had massive amount of research material in hand and, honestly, every achievement of his life deserves a separate story. I am grateful to have a brilliant creative force like (producer) Ronnie Screwvala backing the film, and we cannot wait to get started next year. (We are) Hoping to announce the lead actor soon," said Chaubey.

Dhyan Chand's son, Ashok Kumar, an Olympic medallist and winning goal scorer in the 1975 World Cup Hockey, is elated, too.

"There is no better hockey player to date in the world like three-time Olympic gold medalist Dhyan Chand. The genius of Dhyan Chand and his achievements will be seen by the world. My family and I are thrilled to be a part of this," said Ashok Kumar.

The film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala's banner RSVP and Blue Monkey Films.

"Dhyan Chand is the biggest icon of Indian sports who unfortunately the youth of today don't know much about. There couldn't have been a greater underdog story than Dhyan Chand's and I can't wait to bring this film to the audience," Screwvala said.

Dropping the news, the RSVP Movies wrote, "1500+ goals, 3 Olympic Gold medals & a story of India’s pride..It gives us immense pleasure to announce our next with director #AbhishekChaubey- a biopic on the Hockey wizard of India, #DHYANCHAND @RonnieScrewvala @prem_rajgo @pashanjal @realroark @bluemonkey_film #SupratikSen."

Meanwhile, film critic and movie trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and announced the news.

"HOCKEY LEGEND #DHYANCHAND BIOPIC ANNOUNCED... Producer Ronnie Screwvala and director Abhishek Chaubey reunite, after #Sonchiriya... Announce a film on #Hockey legend #DhyanChand... Co-produced by Premnath Rajagopalan... Star cast under finalisation... Starts 2021... 2022 release," he wrote.

"Dhyanchand" will be released countrywide in 2022.

 

(With Inputs from IANS)

 

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