Padma Shri Milkha Singh and family to see World record breaking Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens’ biopic RACE 9 days in advance before theatrical release!!
RACE Hits Indian Screens on 11th March post phenomenal response globally
History has given birth to many a hero from across the globe, especially in the field of sports, fantastic stories of true grit, determination and underdog spirit proving triumphant despite horrible odds. Such a story will now come to Indian shores as Jesse Owens’ much awaited biopic RACE is all set to release on 11th March!
World record breaking Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens has been a timeless global icon. Even in this information age when fame is fleeting, the four-time gold medal winner’s victory at the 1936 Berlin Olympics still resonates. His performance at the Games was a shining moment that lit up the world. 80 years later, Owens remains one of a handful of Olympic heroes whose name and image are an indelible part of our cultural heritage.
And what’s in some awesome news, our own ‘Flying Sikh’ and Padma Shri Milkha Singh is all set to see the special biopic 9 days in advance with his entire family including golfer Jeev Milkha Singh!
The legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh happens to be an admirer of fellow runner and Olympian Jesse Owens and when the distributors of RACE reached out to him to show the movie, he readily agreed!!
There will be a grand screening of over 100 guests of Milkha Singh and his family in Chandigarh this Thursday.
The makers of the film reached out to Milkha Singh and readily agreed to watch the film. He says, " My conversations with him ( Jesse Owens) mostly revolved around the sport. I remember when we met at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich he narrated his journey to me. It was really inspiring. Both of us are self- made men."
RACE starring rising star Stephan James (of Selma fame) is 2016’s landmark biographical sports drama film based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.
Distributors of the movie in India, Star Entertainment, Luv Films and Muviwale Entertainment, talking on the similar notions say, ““This is a big production about a REAL HERO and a True story: Jesse Owens was recognized in his lifetime as "perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history, His achievement of setting three world records and tying another in less than has been called "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport" and has never been equaled. At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, Owens won international fame with four gold medals: 100 meters,200 meters, long jump, and 4 × 100 meter relay. He was the most successful athlete at the Olympic Games! This is what makes the film a must-watch and were proud to present this in India!
The film has opened to glowing reviews in the American market, sparking off strong 2017 Oscar buzz already!!
Catch a glimpse of history never seen before as RACE is all set to hit the Indian theatres on 11th March, 2016.