Kolkata, Jan 18 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): The premiere of the new Bengali movie ‘Egaro’ based on city-based football club Mohun Bagan’s historic win in the year 1911 against the British, was held in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, apart from the members of the Mohun Bagan Club were present at the premiere of the film.
Soumitra Chatterjee said, “It was pleasure to watch the movie, and it is really wonderful that the players can act so well.”
A number of players from Mohun Bagan club acted in this movie.
Directed by Arun Ray and produced by Magic Hour entertainment, the story of the film is based on pre-independence era, when the people irrespective of their caste, creed and religion came to watch the Mohun Bagan club’s victory over the dominating British clubs like Rangers and St. Xaviers.
Speaking on the film. director Arun Ray said that the movie was a result of hard work by both the players as well as the technicians.
The movie on the ‘immortal eleven’ of 1911 IFA Shield-winning Mohun Bagan team, will hit the silver screen on Jan 21.
(Reporting by Arijeet Bose)
Photos by Avishek Mitra / IBNS