Iranian athletes and artists are to get together at ‘Takhti, the World Champion’ screening to raise fund for the flood-hit Iranian citizens.
The event that is set to take place at IranMall Cineplex will be paying homage to the late great Iranian champion Gholamreza Takhti, screening Bahram Tavakkoli’s biopic. Wednesday April 17 is the designated date for the occasion.
The Iranian champion and hero did everything in his power when in 1962 earthquake devastated the residents of Buin Zahra- a city in Iran. Around a decade after the deadly incident and the hero’s selfless deed, the biopic on his life will screen for helping the flood-stricken people.
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.