‘Eddie the Eagle’, is dedicated to the memory of the 45-year-old businessman, philanthropist and film producer who died suddenly last November. “In Memory Of Our Friend Angad Paul,” reads the end credit of the film, which has been directed by Dexter Fletcher and produced by Matthew Vaughn who were part of the team that worked with Angad Paul when he produced the box-office hit ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’, way back in 1998.
Appreciating the initiative, Lord Swraj Paul said, "It was a great honour and pleasure to be at the UK premiere for 'Eddie the Eagle' at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. 'Eddie the Eagle' is a great film, very watchable and funny. Its serious side is about facing huge odds and finding ingenious ways of overcoming them in pursuit of your goals. It also shows how iconoclasts can be an inspiration. I am immensely proud that this film has been dedicated to the memory of our son, Angad, who, like Eddie Edwards pursued his ideas and was always determined to see those ideas become reality. Angad's many successes are his permanent memorial". Angad Paul, the youngest son of NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul, died after falling from the eighth floor of his penthouse in Central London’s posh Portland Place on 10th November.
Eddie the Eagle,' starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, is a based on British Olympic ski jumper Michael "Eddie" Edwards. Jackman plays his fictional coach. Edwards became famous when he finished last at the Calgary Winter Olympics in 1988. He attracted huge public support for his unorthodox approach and determination. The movie is already in theatres in the US and is set for release in the UK on March 28, 2016.