Year 2011 is surely going to be a year to remember for Indian football fans and especially for the fans of the National Club of India. Apart from the qualification of Indian football team to the finals after 27 years in AFC Championship, currently being held at Doha, Qatar; this is the centenary year of winning the first ever IFA Shield by Mohun Bagan Club, first ever by any Indian football club. Apart from year long programs organized by the Club and by various fan groups and societies closely associated to Mohun Bagan Club, the fans are excited with the news releasing a Bengali film, ‘Egaro’ (The Eleven), whose story line is based on the historic moment of winning first ever IFA shield in 1911 defeating East Yorkshire Regiment in the final by 2–1.

The film will be officially released in various movie halls on 21st January,2011. A gala film premier took place yesterday at Ajanta Cinema where eminent personalities from the field of sports to silver screen were present to commemorate the  auspicious occasion and to pay tribute to those brave ‘Immortal XI’ who created the history and paved the path of
supremacy for green and maroon brigade in Indian football.
We, on behalf of, express our sincere gratitude to entire production unit of film ‘Egaro’, who have made commendable effort to make it possible. We hope the film will surely help to promote football awareness amongst the younger generations and to make every Indian proud realizing the true patriotism of those eleven Mariners.

A Write-up by Prasun Banerjee as published in Sangbad Pratidin (


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