The movie, directed by Bahram Tavakkoli and produced by Saeed Malekan, depicts the story of Gholamreza Takhti, a world wrestling champion and hero to the people of Iran.
Among the cast list are Atila Pesyani, Mahour Alvand, Hamid-Reza Azarang, Banipal Shoumoun, Parivash Nazariyeh, Behnoush Tabatabaee, Farhad Ayeesh, Siavash Tahmoures, Masoumeh Qasemipour, Setareh Pesyani, Alireza Goudarzi, and Shirin Yazdanbakhsh.
Tavakkoli’s film had its premiere at the 37th Fajr Film Festival, held in Iran on January 30-February 11, 2019.
The film got 11 nominations at the event and succeeded to win two Crystal Simorgh awards in the categories of Best Cinematography and Best Set Design.
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.
He 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.
Takhti 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.
‘Gholamreza Takhti’, made in 2018, is scheduled to go on air at 22:00 GMT.
ifilm English will also repeat the movie the next day at 04:00, 10:00 and 16:00 (all GMT times).