Dada a hit in the virtual world too

  • PTI, Kolkata
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  • Updated: May 12, 2012 00:20 IST

A short video featuring former India captain Sourav Ganguly's life, full of controversies and glorious achievements, in a typical Bollywood potboiler style has become a rage on the internet.

Within four days of the video going viral, the three-minute trailer of Sourav Ganguly - The Movie has had more than 250,000 hits on YouTube so far.

The video, which highlights Ganguly's leadership, man management and crisis management skills, has been uploaded by a private health insurance company that wants to develop elements of this movie later on in the form of short videos for the cyberworld.

"We intend to share these films with the public at large, so that Ganguly's fans may also enjoy them," said the firm's CEO.

Interestingly, the film will also be used for internal training and motivation purposes by the company, which  recently signed Ganguly as their brand ambassador for three years.

Drawing a parallel with the dropping of Ganguly, often referred to as the 'Royal Bengal Tiger', after a fallout with former coach Greg Chappell with the killing of tigers in the country, the film salutes his never-say-die attitude.

He was dropped from the team amidst controversial circumstances and then made a glorious comeback. Touching upon the controversies, the video has him mouthing dialogues like, "Iss liye log mujhe baap nahin dada bolte hain".

The company is also sponsoring a documentary on him titled "The Warrior Prince", which will be released soon.


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