IM Vijayan to make his production debut with a football based film
Ever since the release of ‘Captain’, the biopic of late Indian footballer VP Sathyan, there have been talks about a similar biopic on IM Vijayan, unarguably one of the finest footballers that the country has ever produced. While talks about his biopic are yet to settle down, Vijayan has announced his new production company. His banner has been named as ‘Big Daddy Entertainment’. His close friends Arun Thomas and Deepu Damodar are also part of the company.
In a brief note posted on his official Facebook handle, Vijayan has informed that works for their maiden venture have already started. He also confirmed that the first film to come out of the banner will be a football based one. Earlier, there were reports about Nivin Pauly starring in IM Vijayan’s biopic and Arun Gopy of ‘Ramaleela’ directing it. The director had also shared a photo taken with the footballer in social medias, which fueled the speculations. As of now, we will have to wait for a confirmation.
IM Vijayan is one of the most famous Indian players to have walked on a football field. Popularly known as the ‘kala hiran’ or ‘black pearl of India’, Vijayan was crowned Indian Player of the Year in 1993, 1997 and 1999. Starting from a humble background as a soda seller in football grounds, Vijayan eventually became the highest earning Indian footballer of his time. His journey from rags to riches is a truly inspiring story and it deserves to be told on screen.