Real Kashmir documentary bags ‘BAFTA Scotland’ Awards
Glasgow, Nov 4: A
documentary on Real Kashmir FC has bagged the prestigious British Academy of
Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) Scotland Awards 2019 at a glittering
ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland.
narrates the journey of former Rangers ace David Robertson as the coach of Real
Kashmir FC, which in its first season finished third in the I-League, which is
currently India’s second-tier football league.
film, which was aired by BBC Scotland earlier this year, won in the ‘Single
“It feels amazing
to have received this award at one of the biggest platforms in the world,
BAFTA,” said Sandeep Chattoo, co-founder of Real Kashmir FC.
“Our dream, which
started as a small team of Kashmiri Youth, playing football as a hobby, soon
became one of the biggest and the most successful dream runs by any team.
“This award is a
tribute to each and every person who has contributed to making this club what
it is today. I thank David for his selfless effort in keeping the team together
and would also like to thank Greg Clarke for bringing out the story beautifully
on screen,” he added.
The director of
the show, Clark was also nominated in the ‘Director – Factual’ category but he
missed out of the award to Matt Pinder, who was adjudged winner for his film
really about football..it’s about the chance to get behind something and have
some hopes and dreams…which is away from politics,” Clarke said when
asked about the documentary.
said he and team members wanted to deliver their best.
“I was in US for
10 years and it is difficult to get back in the game and when the opportunity
came, I took it. I had thought that everywhere in India was hot but realised on
the second day in Srinagar when it was snowing… It doesn’t matter where you
are in the world, you just want to do your best,” he said.
Real Kashmir had
a fairytale journey in their debut I-League season in 2017-18 as the team
scripted some memorable wins against top sides including East Bengal and Mohun
Bagan as they finished with 36 points from 19 games.