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‘Takhti, the World Champion’ to go on screen

Bahram Tavakkoli’s ‘Takhti, the World Champion’ is set to screen during the New Year.

Bahram Tavakkoli’s ‘Takhti, the World Champion’ is set to screen during the New Year.

The biopic feature will be among the titles to public screen during the Persian New Year which is about to arrive in less than a month.

Tavakkoli’s film had its premiere as a contestant at the 37th Fajr Film Festival in Iran. The film, in fact, had 11 nominations at the film event and succeeded to win two Crystal Simorghs in two categories which were the Best Cinematography and the Best Set Design.

The biographical film depicts the Iranian world champion’s life from cradle to grave. The project is shot in three phases to show the hero’s childhood, teenagehood and adulthood.

Mahour Alvand, Atila Pesyani, Behnoush Tabatabaee, Hamid-Reza Azarang, Setareh Pesyani, and Siavash Tahmoures are among the cast members of the film.

Gholamreza Takhti was born in Tehran on August 27, 1930. At the age of 15, he enrolled in Poulad Club in southern Tehran and was trained to become a wrestler.

Takhti won his first Iranian championship in 1950 and later in 1951 he won a silver medal at the world freestyle championship in Helsinki, Finland. That was one of the first international medals gained by Iranian wrestlers.

He also won several other medals, but that is not the only reason why he is so popular among Iranians. He proved to be a real hero by showing such exemplary character as being of any sort of help to the poor and needy.