Onir's next film 'Coach Kameena' on sports
Filmmaker Onir, who is basking in the glory of national-award winner 'I Am' will be now producing a film revolving around a 17-year-old athlete and his sports coach, who helps the boy realise his potential.
Directed by Ashwini Malik, 'Coach Kameena' follows the journey of a youngster, who has a natural talent for running. "'Coach Kameena' is about a sports coach in Punjab and his struggle to help a 17-year-old boy, who has a natural talent for running, pursue his career in athletics. The boy's mother insists her son become an engineer.. take up a regular job," Onir told PTI.
"It is all about letting people realising their dreams. It is an inspirational sports film," he said. Earlier, Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Iqbal' focused on a cricket loving boy (esaayed by Shreyas Talpade) from a remote Indian village, who also faces obstruction from his family and aims to overcome his difficulties and become a cricketer to fulfill his dream of playing for the Indian cricket team.
On comparisions, Onir said, "It is not on lines of 'Iqbal' at all. It is not about cricket. It is about running. Also, it is not a biopic or based on any real life person." The director-producer had raised funds for his film 'I Am' through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
After bagging two national awards including Best Hindi Film for 'I Am', producers Onir and Sanjay Suri have again decided to go for crowd funding. "We have decided that we will continue partly with crowd-funding for upcoming projects -- 'Chauranga', 'Shab' and 'Coach Kameena'," Onir said. PTI