Cast: Sachin Tendulkar, Anjali Tendulkar, Sara Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar, Mayuresh Pem, MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag
Director: James Erskine
Rating: 4 stars
STORY: Sachin Tendulkar plays himself in this games docudrama that follows the life and times of one of the world’s greatest cricket phenomenas.
REVIEW: When the hero has been the aggregate voice and still, small voice of India’s cricketing history, then he’s an extreme subject to make a film on. Actually, James Erskine puts Sachin on a platform and recounts the story with an unnatural measure of love.
It’s a treat to get a look into Sachin’s youth. What’s more, it’s likewise a fan-scream minute to see film of him in his own space, circled to Dire Straits and Bappi Lahiri with his better half Anjali, his kids—Arjun and Sara, his family and companions. The way that Sachin is the sutradhar(narrator)who strolls the watcher through his triumphs and wounds is an extra reward.
Tendulkar aficionados can likewise feel the adrenaline surge on the grounds that the film returns to first experience with the world—yes, the time when he hit Pakistan’s Abdul Qadir for four sixes in one over at the 1989 Exhibition Match. But another permanent memory returned to here, is the one in which he decreased Australia’s Shane Warne into a punching sack in the 1998 Chennai test against the Aussies. His accomplishments are excessively many to be obliged in one film! Pessimists may contend that YouTube has it all, yet for those whom Sachin is a feeling, watching this recording on the extra large screen and without continually hitting the inquiry catch, the experience is inestimable.
Be that as it may, hold up there’s a flip side as well. Most debates around the cricketing God are bypassed. Large portions of us (me included) resolute Sachin fans are prepared to confront the way that our symbol may have shown feet of earth once in a while. In any case, the film doesn’t take risks. Sachin’s poor exhibitions in some key matches and his hesitance to remark on some of his clumsy seniors are quite recently addressed briefly.
The hagiographic account proceeds with pundits, faultfinders and partners – Dhoni, Kohli, Ganguly, Sehwag and Harbhajan are (murmur!) just praising the Little Master.
Scholastically however this film is imperative one in light of the fact that for a country that revers cricket, it fills in as an update that wonders might be conceived, yet they move toward becoming Sachin Tendulkar just through diligence, persistence and readiness. Go India go.