New Delhi:Discovery is set to exciteaudiences in India by bringing the amazing stories of footballing legends to viewer’s screens across India. Cristiano Ronaldo-The world at his feet and Sleeping Giant –An Indian football story are the two movies Discoverywill premiere under its recently launched ‘Movie Nights’ on Saturday, 29 April and 6th May 2017.
These movies will encourage viewers to follow their dreams, and never give up. Cristiano Ronaldo-The world at his feet is based on the life of the current global Portuguese super star who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. The documentary reveals how he spent his childhood practicing football for hours, skipping his meals and sometime school too. The movie further showcases how he honed his natural ability, through sheer determination and commitment to his craft and shaped his attitude to conquer his fears and realize theultimate dream– to be the best footballer in the world.
On the other hand, Sleeping Giant – An Indian football storyis about the future of Indian football. The movie features the story of two ordinary children Mumbai who followed their passion, persevered andearned a golden chance to playfor famous football clubs in England.
Cristiano Ronaldo-The world at his feet (29th April)– The movie will follow the life of star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo his beginnings in Portugal, breakthrough start with Manchester United and current career at Real Madrid. The movie has been narrated by award winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch and also featuresother footballing legends David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Lionel Messi.
Sleeping Giant –An Indian football story (6th May) –The movie revolves around the story of two children who were selected 1700 contenders for once in a lifetime opportunity i.e. to be taken under the wing of a famous English Football club and be trained like pros. Shot over 2 and a half years, this documentary follows the young hopefuls the back-streets of Mumbai to London as they embark on an incredible journey to realize their dreams and follow them. The movie has been made by the same team who made the documentary ‘The Four Year Plan’, who found out about this story whilst shooting behind the scenes at QPR.