Discovery Channel will bring to its Indian audience two amazing soccer stories – Cristiano Ronaldo: The World at His Feet; and Sleeping Giant – An Indian Football Story. The documentaries will be premiered under Discovery’s recently launched Movie Nights on 29 April and 6 May.
Cristiano Ronaldo: The World at His Feet is a movie on the life of the Portuguese soccer icon. The documentary reveals Ronaldo’s passion for soccer. How he would skip his meals and at times school to practice the game. The movie depicts his commitment, hard work and rise to become the best in the business.
The movie will showcase his early life in Portugal, stint with Manchester United and heroics for Real Madrid. The documentary, slated for broadcast on April 29, also feature three other soccer legends David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Lionel Messi.
Sleeping Giant an Indian Football Story will be telecast on May 6. The docudrama showcases two youngsters, who were picked 1,700 contenders for a dream opportunity to train at a famous club in England. The movie, filmed by the award winning producer who also made The Four Year Plan, shows the boys’ journey from the back lanes of Mumbai to London.
The movies has potential to motivate a generation to pursue their dreams amidst all challenges and adversities.