Indie Meme presents Goonga Pehelwan: Story of a Deaf Wrestler
Goonga Pehelwan is a documentary that follows India’s most successful deaf athlete on his quest to reach the Rio Olympics 2016 and become only the second deaf wrestler in the history of the Olympics to do so.
The struggle that Virender Singh faces outside the wrestling arena are tougher than those inside the ring - because inside the ring he is in total control and there aren’t too many fights that he loses. A biopic documentary on the life of the deaf wrestler from India who represented the country in the Olympics and yet none in the country seems to know him.
Goonga Pehelwan has won Best Debut Film of a Director at the 62nd National Film Awards, 2015. It was also awarded a Special Jury Mention at The 7th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, 2014 and was the Opening Film at Indian Panorama 2015, 46th International Film Festival of India. In addition, the documentary won several International Film Festival Competitions.