‘Takhti, the World Champion’ unveils poster for Fajrfest
The film which depicts the life of Iranian world wrestling champion Gholamreza Takhti is set to go on screen for the first time at the 37th edition of Fajr Film Festival.
Among the cast list are Atila Pesyani, Mahour Alvand, Hamid-Reza Azarang, Banipal Shoomoon, Parivash Nazariyeh, Behnoush Tabatabaee, Farhad Ayish, Siavash Tahmoures, Masoumeh Ghasemipour, Setareh Pesyani, and Shirin Yazdanbakhsh.
Gholamreza Takhti was born in Tehran on August 27, 1930. At the age of 15, he enrolled in Poulad club in southern Tehran and was trained to become a wrestler.
Takhti won his first Iranian championship in 1950 and later in 1951, he won a silver medal at the world freestyle championship in Helsinki. That was the first international medal ever gained by an Iranian wrestler.
He won several other medals but that is not the only reason he is still so famous and popular. He proved to be a real hero by supporting the poor and the needy.