Jhund, starring Amitabh Bachchan, got a theatrical release on March 4, 2022. Amitabh Bachchan plays a character based on the real-life legend Vijay Barse. But first, let’s look at the real story behind Jhund, a sports drama directed by Nagraj Manjule, best known for his work on Sairat.
Is Jhund based on a true story?
Jhund, the most recent Bollywood film to be released in the country, has had fans speculating if the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer is based on a true tale. The film is based on the life of Vijay Barse, who worked tirelessly to reach out and aid children in need originally and creatively. He is a Nagpur-based social worker who started the nonprofit Slum Soccer, whose mission is to promote sustainable development among India’s otherwise marginalised populations.
Who was Vijay Barse?
Vijay Barse is a man who has committed his life to sportsmanship and has developed athletes from children who have been shunned by society. Slum Soccer, founded by Vijay Barse, provides the young talent fosters has been praised by many. He was also invited to the Homeless World Cup in South Africa, where he met Nelson Mandela, and he appeared on Aamir Khan’s show Satyameva Jayate. Vijay Barse and his team’s efforts enabled groups of talented young people to compete at the district and city levels.
Barse, who was born in Nagpur in 1945, served as a sports professor at Nagpur’s Hislop College. He had his Eureka moment when he saw a group of slum youngsters playing homemade football with a broken pail on a rainy afternoon in July 2001. Hundreds of poor children’s lives were forever impacted by what happened next. Barse, who comes from a poor family, viewed this as an opportunity to protect these kids away from thievery and other criminal acts by training them to be athletes. With the support of his wife Ranjana Barse and son Abhijeet Barse, Barse started the organisation.
Slum Soccer’s national competition was covered by the prestigious BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in 2007. Post this, Vijay was invited to Cape Town, South Africa, where he met the legendary Nelson Mandela at the Homeless World Cup. “I received the largest acknowledgement for my work that day when he laid his hand on me and said, ‘My son, you’re doing a terrific job,'” Barse said of his meeting with Mandela.
Where To Watch The Jhund Movie?
Jhund is coming to your screens thanks to ZEE5. The unconventional sports docu-drama will provide viewers with a unique perspective on India’s other side while also provoking them to think about life as we know it. ZEE5 premium members can also download the video and watch it offline at any time. If you’re a content-driven film fanatic, mark your calendars for the massive digital premiere of Jhund on ZEE5 on May 6th, 2022.