Sachin: A Billion Dreams, a biographical film on cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, has been declared tax free in Kerala. 

A decision to this effect was taken by the state cabinet, in compliance with the government's policies, read a statement from the makers of the film.

Directed by British filmmaker James Erskine and produced by Ravi Bhagchandka under the banner of 200NotOut, 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' is about Tendulkar's personal journey from a young boy to a cricketing icon. 

AR Rahman has given the music for the film. The biographical drama is all set for a worldwide release on May 26.

"We are very pleased that 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' is tax free in the states of Kerala and Chhattisgarh... Thanks to the tax-exemption in these states, many more people will be able to watch the inspiring story of Sachin Tendulkar, and learn about how he overcame the darker, more testing phases of his life," Bhagchandka said in a statement.

(with PTI inputs)