Directed by Vivek Agnihotri
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala
Starring John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Naveen Andrews, Arshad Warsi & Boman Irani
Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures
I was surprised when I read that a movie named “Goal” was being made in Bollywood! Its really reflects the changing face of Bollywood. Indian viewers are viewing offbeat films now, and lots of small budgets and offbeat films are doing well here. But then in the recent past lots of movies were made on sports, nearly all were based on cricket. None of them managed to have a good day at the box office. So this raises another question, why to make a movie on sports again, and that too football which isn’t a really popular sport among the masses!
But said that, I still welcome such a film. In a cricket mad nation its really heartening to see someone coming up with a movie based on my favorite sport…football. I love the game more than I love any other sport. And this movie is based on the Hollywood movie Goal released in 2005. I loved that movie, and I was really exited to see someone willing to make such a film. But lets see how they capture the emotions, the glory of the game. John Abraham plays the lead in the movie, I suppose John will do well with the role he has. But its the direction and the story I’m worried about. If they manage to make it like it should be its really a milestone for Bollywood. Cricket is on a decline in India now, sports like tennis, football and motor-racing are taking the center stage. Movies like Goal can really help in creating awareness and respect for such sports which are big in other countries, especially in Europe. So I’m waiting eagerly for this movie, and I hope it lives upto my expectations.
The release date for the movie is yet to be announced.