Bollywood scores with sport caper ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal’

November 23rd, 2007 - 9:10 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 23 (ANI): After flooring audiences in Dubai at a glitzy premiere, Bollywood’s sports caper ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal’ released to a terrific response across the country today.
The film is about a rag-tag team of South Asians, who win an English soccer tournament, the latest in a string of sports-themed movies, has left the audiences spellbound.
“Movie is good. John’s has essayed his role competently. His chemistry with Bipasha is good. The film is about team work based on soccer and how the entire team puts in efforts to win,” said Shantanu, a viewer.
“The movie is very good. It’s fantastic. John’s acting is superb in the movie,” said another viewer.
Starring some Bollywood biggies like John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani, ‘Goal’ focuses on an amateur footballer who hopes to play in the English Premier League but chooses to get there by first resurrecting his local club.
“This is not just a film on football. It’s a family film, which will definitely appeal to the youth. We have simplified the game in the film. I think it’s the feeling of victory which you get at the end of the film, the in-stadium experience,” said actor John Abraham.
Bipasha who plays the role of a physiotherapist and John’s love interest, said ” The story is about an underdog team that finally wins. I have a very sweet character that fits in really well with that of the boys.”
‘Goal’ is shot at real football stadia in London, including the Manchester stadium, which is considered the Mecca of football.
Bollywood has of late successfully experimented with sports themes, and the year’s biggest hit is about the field hockey. (ANI)

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