Kolkata: Football lives in the hearts of Bengal, it is a religion here. A sacred feeling that is lived and felt everyday in the green pastures of the Maidan in central Kolkata and ‘Para Theke Premier’ a movie by Zee Cinema Originals is based on that very pure and righetous love for the game.
“It is not a football documentary or a movie on the development of the game. The movie shows the love of Bengal for football, a love that brings a family together. A love that unites people into forming a club and a passion that drives a son into fulfilling his father’s dream – a dream of winning the silver Cup final,” said director Soumyadipta Mondal in an interaction with Sportscrunch on the sidelines of the film’s premier at the Calcutta Sports Journalist club on Friday. The young man from Surface will also be making his debut as a director with the film.
It is for the first time that Zee Bangla will be associated with a sports film. The story is of the sweet relationship of a brother-sister, where the boy Sibu Chowduary aka Aman Munshi supported by his sister (Sayoni Ghosh) lives his dream of becoming a footballer, amidst all struggles and refusal from their father, who
himself was a footballer, but fell prey to the antics of the society.
Aman who play the lead hero in the movie however considers reel life, much more difficult than real life. Calling the movie itself an Inspiration for him, the Neyamr Junior fan stated that it resembles his life to a great extent.
“I aspire to play for the Indian national football team. Football is my dream and life. This movie just speaks out my dream of becoming a footballer. Life has changed to a great extent after the movie, more people have come to know me,” said Aman before concluding, “Football and not acting, is my passion.”
From hosting 11 matches in the FIFA U-17 World Cup including the final, to being announced as the venue for the Indian Super League final, football seems to have no ending in the city of joy and ‘Para Theke Premier’ culminates just that in the almost over 120 minutes film.
“The movie is the story of not just Sibu, but every boy in the slums and poor households of Bengal. It is all about their love for the game, that breaches all boundaries. A passion that keeps them going even in times of uncertainties,” concluded Soumyadipta.