A ragtag team of underdogs from the British Asian community faces a Herculean task. In order to survive they must beat every opponent and win the Combined Counties Football League in England.
Director Vivek Agnihorti’s film ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal’ is about the rise of the underdogs. The movie stars John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Bipasha Basu and Boman Irani in main roles.
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John Abraham as Sunny
Sunny is the ace striker whose ambition is to play for the English National team. But he comes in for a rude shock when he is not selected due to the color of his skin. After he joins Southall United he is forced to reconsider his plans. His future as a footballer, his relationship with his father and his girlfriend are at stake and he needs to decide what he must do.
Arshad Warsi as Shaan
The captain of Southall United, he faces conflict with the coach after Sunny is included in the team. Shaan cannot see eye-to-eye with Sunny. He eventually is injured in a game and is replaced. But he tries to make a comeback later on.
Bipasha Basu as Rumana
Shaan’s cousin and a doctor, Rumana is taken on as the team’s physiotherapist. Sunny and Rumana fall in love, complicating things for Shaan. It is her maturity the way she keeps the club’s interest above everything else.
Boman Irani as Tony
He is the coach of the Southall United Football club. He is a traditional coach and considers the team and its players under his rule. An ex player, he was forced out of the game after threats due to extreme racism. As he resurrects the team, he has to fight his own demons.
Southall United Football Club is facing its deepest crisis ever. Bankrupt, with no stars, no coach, no sponsors, no takers, no spectators and most importantly no owner.
After the city council sends an eviction notice, it’s the last chance to save the ground, the club and their honor. Now, Southall United must win the Combined Counties Football League in their otherwise last season.
One man's dream takes the team on a remarkable journey in this football-themed drama. Shaan (Arshad Warsi) takes up the challenge to save the club from extinction.
After a dishonored ex-player, Tony Singh (Boman Irani), joins them as the coach, in spite of being sniggered and laughed at, he and Shaan work to put together a team. It’s hard work as they approach their first game.
Sunny Bhasin (John Abraham) dreams to play for England. But his dream crashes after his club drops him because of the color of his skin. Ironically, Sunny himself had always laughed at his own community and Southall United.
Sunny and Shaan could not agree on many things. Adding to their personal chaos is Shaan’s cousin sister Rumana (Bipasha Basu) who is in love with Sunny.
Tony manages to convince Sunny to play for Southall United. It takes a while before Shaan and the team warms up to Sunny. With Sunny joining Southall United, the team gradually starts climbing the points tally. The city council is worried.
The only goal that the pragmatic Sunny has is winning, with all of the material perks and fame that he can acquire. He is more interested in being noticed himself, than Southall United winning the cup.
Johny Bakshi (Dalip Tahil), a commentator and a frontman of the council, plans to lure Sunny away from Southall United.
Sunny will need to sacrifice everything he believed in for something which he never believed. His love for Rumana, his relationship with his father and his life are at stake.
‘Goal’ is a contemporary story of the Asian community in UK told through the dynamic prism of professional sports. Competitive football only provides the action-packed backdrop, as the story takes an intimate look at a cross-section of Indians, Pakistanis and other Asians living in England.
‘Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal’ is presented by UTV and has music by Pritam . The film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Vivek Agnihotri .
The film is set to hit the theatres on November 23.