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Team ‘Damal’ meets SAFF winners

Staff Correspondent
30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 29 Sep 2022 22:39:03
Team ‘Damal’ meets SAFF winners
SAAF winners taking selfie with ‘Damal’ team at Channel i premises on Wednesday– Courtesy Photo

Bangladesh Women’s National Football team, who recently secured their maiden SAFF Women’s Championship title against Nepal, met with the team of the hyped film ‘Damal’ on Wednesday afternoon. The entire team was accompanied by their coach Golam Robbani Choton at Channel i office, a sister concern of the film’s production company Impress Telefilm LTD, with their championship trophy.

Channel i’s Founder Director & Head of News Shykh Seraj and other senior officials of Impress Telefilm LTD were present to welcome the girls.

Later on, ‘Damal’ director Raihan Rafi and the film’s lead cast Sarifull Razz cut a cake with the team to celebrate their recent victory. ‘Damal’ cast members like Rashed Mamun Opu and Sumit Sengupta and many other crew members of the film were also present at the event.

Raihan Rafi said, “The entire country witnessed our girls’ SAFF victory. Now the audience can watch the bravery of the Shadhin Bangla Football team in my Liberation War film ‘Damal’.”

“I was surprised that ‘Damal’ has a few scenes which match exactly how the girls performed during their final match and won the tournament. When Faridur Reza Sagar Bhai told me this story a few years ago, I had no idea that the story would become true like this through our girls,” added Rafi.

The ‘Poran’ famed director is hopeful about his upcoming film ‘Damal’ and requested the audience to enjoy it in the theatres.

Siam Ahmed and Bidya Sinha Saha Mim will also be seen as the central characters of ‘Damal.’

It will depict a contrast between the legendary Shadhin Bangla Football team with another from this era. Saeed Babu, Rashed Mamun Apu, Sumit, Shahnaz Sumi, Syed Nazmus Sakib, and many others will star in the film.

The storyline of ‘Damal’ was conceptualised by the film’s producer Faridur Reza Sagar, managing director of Impress Telefilm Ltd and Channel i.

The film’s director Raihan Rafi and famous Bangladeshi author Nazim Ud Daula have paired to develop its screenplay.

‘Damal’ hopes to showcase some of the historical chain of events by the legendary Swadhin Bangla Football team.

Formed in June 1971, the Bangladeshi football team played a total of 16 matches in different locations, earning a total of Tk 5 lakh at that time. The team decided to donate this amount to the Liberation War efforts.

‘Damal’ is set to hit local theatres on October 28.