To be Launched: 8pm, Monday 27th May 2013,
Venky’s – The Fall of Blackburn Rovers was filmed in summer 2012 and looks into how the former Premier League champions have declined so rapidly under Venky Ownership.
Such issues as selection of first team manager, ignorance in communication with club and community, lack of footballing knowledge and naivety when selecting management advice, are flagged up in the documentary.
After being examined by a Television company specialising in documentary distribution, attempts to have this documentary aired on national television have unfortunately proven unsuccessful. With news breaking every day at Blackburn Rovers, the man behind the project Rishi Sikka has decided it is the right time to release the film onto the Internet. A platform he believes can have just as much publicity if promoted in the correct areas.
The documentary includes such footballing names as; Gordon Taylor, Derek Fazackerley, Simon Garner and Shebby Singh. Journalists, Nick Harris and Alan Nixon. Members of the Blackburn councils/parliament and also a variety of Blackburn Rovers fan groups.
Although Venky’s themselves have had many opportunities to take part in the documentary to give their side of the story, they have refused the offers. Venky’s running an English Football Club from India has proven half the problem for free-falling Blackburn Rovers. After two and a half years of mistake after mistake the financial implications staring the club in the face are now looking precarious. This film will document everything the Venky’s will need to know about how they have separated such a close community-club relationship and how their foolish decision making has had bigger implications off-field than the ones that have affected the results on the field.
Documentary Director/Producer, Sikka, added: “If they (Venky’s) have any sense at all they will watch this documentary, and if they have hearts they should at least feel something.”