- For the first time in the history of Indian box-office, a biographical docudrama will be running to packed theatres.
- Directed by Emmy-nominated James Erskine, it is an experiment when it comes to our box office.
- The movie is not just about Sachin’s victories, it is also about his failures.
Sachin: A Billion Dreams is said to be the best movie on cricket, and whether you are a Sachin Tendulkar fan or not, you will find tears flowing through the sides of your cheeks at the end of the film.
Cast and crew: Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Anjali Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Sara Tendulkar
Direction: James Erskine
Producer: Ravi Bhagchandka and Carnival Motion Pictures
Music Director: AR Rahman - Listen to music from Udaan Music
Genre: Biographical film
Duration: 2 hours 19 minutes
Story: Sachin Tendulkar plays himself in this sports-docudrama that traces the life and times of one of the world’s biggest cricket phenomena. Directed by Emmy-nominated James Erskine and it has hit the screens all over India in 2400 screens, overseas 400. Coming to specifications, Sachin: A Billion Dreams is a one-of-a-kind cinema for India – a docudrama that is getting a wide release.
The movie is about the fantastic journey of Sachin from the time when he was naughty and prankish to that moment when he bid farewell to cricket; and left all of us in tears. Sachin's childhood is shown beautifully through a little boy, full of mischief and energy, who loves to play. The whole drama was shown through a child actors who play his little self, as well as his family and coach, Ramakant Achrekar. Once Sachin enters professional cricket, rest of the movie is told through a series of snippets and real footage, narrated by none other than the God of Cricket himself.
Sachin's film has been simultaneously shot in Hindi, Marathi and English and also dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. AR Rahman's background score and Avdhesh Mohla's editing are the attractions on the technical front, say the audience.
Let's take a look at some of the initial reactions to the film.
On-screen Dhoni said Sushant Singh Rajput: “His story is different alongside being powerful. Each time I would come back from school, the most important question that I would ask was, I hope Sachin isn’t out. So that was the thing that would decide my day. We will get to see his story, there can be nothing better than that.”
Shah Rukh Khan: “People in India, as well as overseas, hear Sachin’s name and get inspired. Our hopes have been pinned up on him for years, and even now he has been guiding us. I am really happy that somebody decided to make a film on his career and personal life. “
Actress Kriti Sanon: “I think he is someone who has inspired the whole country and all of us are huge fans and it’s great to watch his journey once again.”
The movie is not just about Sachin’s victories, it is also about his failures. And that’s what makes Sachin: A Billion Dreams so engaging.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:04 PM IST