Jhund is an inspirational film based on the real-life events of Vijay Barse, the founder of an NGO, Slum Soccer. Slum Soccer is a Nagpur-based organization (NGO) committed to the upliftment of needy children by football matches. In Jhund movie, Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of the retired sports professor who influences street children to form a football team. The movie also shows how Amitabh Bachchan keeps underprivileged children away from drugs and crime by building an entire team of these children to play soccer. The biographical sports-drama is directed by Nagraj Manjule.
Amitabh Bachchan is essaying the lead role in the movie and the rest of the star cast includes Vicky Kadian, Ganesh Deshmukh, and Akash Thosar. Vicky Kadian plays the role of Vijay Barse's child in the movie. This movie is the second collaboration of Akash, Vicky, and Ganesh after their Marathi film (Sairat). Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar produced Jhund.
The film was previously scheduled and all set to release on September 20, 2019, this date was tweeted by film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh. But then the release date was postponed to December 13, 2019. Then the final release date was again declared on January 21, 2020, May 8 was announced as the release date. And now on January 21, 2020, the official teaser of Jhund was launched by T-Series.
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