‘Khido Khundi’, which means Ball & Hockey Stick is the title of Punjabi film dedicated to the sport which is not just a game, but the heartbeat of Punjab -the National Sport of Hockey. The film which is produced by Hayre Productions, Rohit Jugraj and Sagoon Wagh is scheduled for release in March 2018. The film will be marketed and promoted by Unisys Infosolutions & Saga Music.
The movie is directed by Jugraj himself, who turns producer too with it. The Star Cast, Crew & many Hockey Olympians gathered here today to talk about the unique Punjabi ‘Sports Movie’.
“The film will bring into limelight the small village – Sansarpur on outskirts of Jalandhar, which has produced as many as 14 Hockey Olympians,” Jugraj told Pollywoodboxoffice.
“Sports plays a pivotal role in society hence we believe in promoting the same and I am sure that the film will fulfill vision for the same.” Said Talwinder Hayre, CEO Hayre Entertainment, who is famous for organizing events like Kabaddi League in Jalandhar since 2013. Ranjit Bawa, an ace Punjabi singer is playing the male lead in the movie, along with Mandy Takhar, Manav Vij, Iranian Model Naaz Norouzi and Guggu Gill.”The story revolves around two Punjabi NRI brothers who aim to make the game of Hockey come alive again, against all odds” , stated Sagoon Wagh, who earlier has handled various projects in Bollywood. The film has been inspired by doyens of Indian Hockey like Arjuna Awardee Col Balbir Singh Kular, Olympian Varinder Singh who was the member of Gold winning team at 1975 World Cup in Malaysia, Olympian Rajinder Singh Junior who received Dronacharya Award in 2003 , Olympian Gurmail Singh who was the member of 1980 Olympic Gold winning team and Olympian Sanjeev Kumar who was the part of 1996 Olympics’ Indian Hockey Team. “Sandeep Singh, Former Captain of Indian National Hockey Team has been training the cast in finer nuances of the game,” Jugraj affirmed. While Sandeep Singh said, “It’s a new role that i am engaged in and am enjoying it to the fullest.””I am extremely delighted to be part of this path breaking film, which is being made to focus attention of all Indians on Hockey”, Ranjit Bawa stated.
Khido Khundi will be the first Punjabi film that will be based on Hockey & will document the game well in a fictional & fast paced story,” Manav Vij added.”It has been lovely working under direction of Rohit Jugraj & with the entire team. I am looking forward eagerly to the film’s release,” Mandy Takhar stated. We proudly offer the platform of our film to each & every Hockey player to be part of this movie alongside the Star Cast,” Guggu lamented.
On being the core organization responsible for the promotions of the film, General Manager of Unisys Infosolutions, Simranjit Singh said We are extremely delighted to promote this incredible film, which is being made to glorify the sport”. Theatrical distribution of the film will be managed by Omjee Group India.
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