Jhund Movie: A tale of Near-Retirement sports teacher changing the Life of Slum Children

Monali GuptaMar 7 . 6 min read

The movie's storyline is based on the real-life story of Vijay Barse, a near-retirement sports teacher who creates a football team of children in a slum that is located near the college and colony where Mr. Borade works and resides. He was able to educate lower caste children by turning them into football players and forming a team to keep them away from drugs and crime. In addition, he organized a National Football Tournament for all slum soccer players across India.

Jhund (Jhund meaning in English: herd) is a biographical sports film based on the life of Vijay Barse, the founder of the NGO Slum Soccer, released in India in 2022. The film is written and directed by Nagraj Manjule, which stars Amitabh Bachchan, Akash Thosar, and Rinku Rajguru. It is produced by T-Series, Tandav Films Entertainment Pvt.Ltd, and Aatpat Films and stars Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Sandip Singh, Raaj Hiremath, Savita Hiremath, Nagraj Manjule, Gargee Kulkarni, and Meenu Arora. Jhund cast, Bachchan plays a professor who inspires the street kids to join a football team in the movie. The shooting started in Nagpur in December 2018. On March 4, 2022, the picture was released theatrically. Jhund started shooting in Nagpur in December 2018. The film was set to release earlier but due to the Covid 19 pandemic on March 4, 2022, the film was released.

Jhund movie Cast

  • Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Borade
  • Akash Thosar as Sambhya
  • Rinku Rajguru as Monica
  • Ankush Gedam as Ankush Don
  • Sayli Patil as Bhavana
  • Rajiya Suhel as Rajiya
  • Angel Anthony as Angel
  • Karthik Uikey as Kartik
  • Priyanshu Thakur as Babu Chitre
  • Tanaji Galgunde as Saajan
  • Arbaj Shaikh as Raju
  • Kiran Thoke as OK
  • Jaspreet Singh Randhawa as Jaspreet
  • Abhinay Raj Singh as Naveen
  • Vicky Kadian as Abhijeet Borade (Vijay's son)
  • Nagraj Manjule
  • Kishor Kadam as College Football Coach
  • Bharat Ganeshpure
  • Somnath Avghade
  • Suraj Pawar
  • Ganesh Deshmukh

Jhund Movie Story

The film's story starts with Manjule giving us a close glimpse at the slum-dwellers who live hand to mouth in Gaddigodam, Nagpur. From chain stealing to selling illegal liquor, the youth participate in a variety of illegal actions. If they're not taking drugs, then some of them gamble and get into fights on the streets.

On the other hand, Vijay Borade (Jhund cast Amitabh Bachchan), a social worker and sports coach at St John's School is nearing retirement. On a rainy day, he sees a group of slum youngsters playing football with a plastic barrel and realizes that he can channel their secret ability in the correct path, allowing them to escape the dark alleyways of crime and addiction. The next day, he visits the ghetto and meets these kids. He invites them to join a 30-minute football game.

and he'll give them Rupees. 500 in exchange. They have come to an understanding. They had a great time, and Vijay gives them Rs. 500 as promised after they complete their game. For several days, this goes on. Then in the Jhund Movie, Vijay suddenly does not come to the ground.

he slum children then come to his residence. Vijay informs them that he is unable to give them any further money. By this time, the slum kids have grown so connected to the game that they are willing to play even if they are not paid. Vijay gradually mentors them, and they quickly improve their skills. Vijay suggests to the St John's principal that these children be given a chance to play a friendly match against the college's football team. With hesitation, the principal agrees. The St John's team's coach(Jhund movie cast, Kishor Kadam) despises these slum kids. He puts the college team under pressure to score ten goals while not allowing the slum squad to score even one. The rest of the movie is built around what unfolds next.

Jhund Release Date and Trailer

Taran Adarsh, a cinema critic, and trade analyst tweeted that the film would be released on September 20, 2019. The film was then delayed till December 13, 2019. The premiere date of the film Jhund was planned for May 8, 2020, on January 21, 2020, but owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, the film was postponed again. The film's release date has been pushed back to October 2020 while the filmmakers try to overcome copyright issues in court. Finally, the film was released on March 4, 2022.

Jhund Movie review

Although the movie is described as a sports film, it is a motivational one. It inspires nationalism, emphasizes freedom, and has a positive tone altogether.

The film has several emotional scenes. The intense thrill of a college against slum dwellers football game is as real as Don alias Ankush Meshram receiving his visa at the last minute and rushing to the airport in time.

Although there are minor parallels in Jhund to the slum's Dalit residents, particularly in the celebration scene, the caste components are never highlighted.

Coming to the Jhund review on cast performance, Vijay Borade's character is quite relatable in the movie. The character of Vijay Borade, played by Amitabh Bachchan, is based on the life of retired sports professor Vijay Barse, who created the NGO Slum Soccer. His portrayal is not only natural but also realistic and appealing. His passionate appeal to the Lady Judge on behalf of the slum dwellers refers back to his charisma and oratorical abilities.

Given the roles they are portraying, the rest of the ensemble cast gives flawless performances. They effortlessly look and feel the part. Ankush Gedam's Don is endearing because of his sensitivity, and he demonstrates his versatility as an actor. 

Rinku Rajguru leaves her impression, as does Akash Thosar, who appears in a new avatar. The soundtrack is nearly stereotypical of Manjule's films in that it brilliantly catches and improves the soul of the film.Conclusion: Jhund movie

Nagraj Popatrao Manjule's composition and direction, as well as the performances, make an excellent social entertaining film. 

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