Dev described Golondaaj as one of the best films in his career.
A still from the trailer.
Popular Bengali actor Dev Adhikari took to Instagram to share a short video message for his fans just before the trailer drop of Golondaaj tomorrow. The sports period drama/sports biopic is based on the father of Indian football, Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari. The much-awaited trailer is set to drop tomorrow on the social media handle of SVF and exclusively on the popular Bengali music channel Sangeet Bangla.
In the nearly two-minute video message, the Buno Haansh actor lauded the team and thanked them for putting the film together. He mentioned director Dhrubo Banerjee and appreciated the team for their extensive research.
“The trailer of Golondaaj releases tomorrow. The film is based on Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari. I am grateful to the team who breathed life into it and gave the project their all,” said Dev. He also added that this is one of the best films of his career. “Such films seldom come into our lives as actors. I am fortunate for the opportunity to play such a character and I have tried to do justice to the role. But on the whole, it’s my team, my costume department too, who have tried to transform Dev successfully into Narendra Prasad,” he said.
Watch the post here.
In February, earlier this year, Dev had taken to Twitter to share how physically challenging the shoot was for him.
Golondaaj unfolds in the British Raj era and narrates the vicissitudes of Indian footballer Nagendra Prasad Adhikari, popularly deemed the father of Indian football. In Aamir Khan’s Lagaan-esque spirit, Adhikari rallies his team to play opposite the Britishers and defeat them in their game.
The teaser of the film dropped on Youtube on April 15, garnering positive buzz and interest around the nationalist subject of the film.
Dev shared the second official poster of the film on August 29, on the 152nd birth anniversary of Nagendra Prasad Adhikari.
Talented actor Anirban Bhattacharya has been signed on but his role is kept under wraps. Ishaa Saha, who was last seen in the Hoichoi web series Boyfriends & Girlfriends, will play Komolini, the princess of Shobhabajar and Nagendra’s wife. American actor Alexx O’ Neill plays the central antagonist, Major Frederick Jackson. Indrasish Roy and Srikanto Acharya are part of the cast too.
Golondaaj is slated for an October 10 release on the silver screen.