Jhund first look: Amitabh Bachchan is a retired football coach with a cause
Directed by Nagraj Manjule, Jhund is based on the life of soccer coach Vijay Barse
After much delay, Amitabh Bachchan-Nagraj Manjule’s Jhund is finally headed for release. Set in Nagpur, the film is based on the life of Dr Vijay Barse, a retired sports teacher and founder of ‘slum soccer’, a non-profit organisation committed to the upliftment of underprivileged children through football.
The teaser-poster of Jhund was released today. It features Big B in a blue sweatshirt as he stands on an empty field. Beyond him, rising above a brick wall, is a clustered slum. A rundown van and a lone football also dot the poster.
Jhund was shot on-location in Nagpur in 2018. It marks the Hindi film debut of Nagar Manjule. The director is known for the critically-acclaimed Marathi films Sairat and Fandry.
Jhund is co-produced by T-Series in association with Taandav Films Entertainment. The film’s teaser will be released tomorrow (January 21). Amitabh Bachchan’s upcoming films are Gulabo Sitabo, Chehre, and Brahmastra.