Khido Khundi starring talented Mandy Takhar and Ranjit Bawa is the first Punjabi film to be made on our national game – Hockey! Interestingly, this film will bring alive the Sansarpur village on Ballewood screen, the village which holds the rich hockey legacy.
Directed by Rohit Jugraj (the man behind some super-hit Punjabi hits like Sardaarji and Jatt James Bond), the film is reportedly, a blend of fiction and non-fiction. The film also stars Manaj Vij essaying the role of Ranjit Bawa’s elder brother.
Khido Khundi Story:
‘Khido Khundi, which literally means ball and hockey stick, is a story about two Punjabi NRI brothers settled in England. They aim to revive the game of hockey again in their village Sansarpur where their father used to once be the caretaker of the hockey field before migrating to England. With the help of village youth, they form a team and later challenge an English Club in a three-match series.
Sansarpur, a village in the Jalandhar cantonment, has a rich hockey legacy. The world-famous village has given 15 Olympic medals, including eight gold and a silver. And all the Olympic medallists are from one clan ‘Kulars’. There were five players from Sansarpur in the 1968 Moscow Olympics squad and in the same Olympics, another two, with roots in Sansarpur, were part of Kenya.
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While a major part of ‘Khido Khundi’ has been shot in Sansarpur, some scenes have been shot in London as well.
Old Olympic clips from the years 1920 to 1968 have been used in the film.