Sachin Review : A nostalgic trip down the memory lane
Sachin Tendulkar is seen as a demi-God in India. So when a documentary is being made on such a legendary figure, it is sure to have humongous expectations. Sachin A Billion dreams was released today amid massive hype. Let’s see if it could live up to the expectations.
Sachin: A Billion Dreams is a docu-drama, a genre that is not very familiar to the Indian audience. Directed by James Erskine, this film shows the journey of Sachin Tendulkar from just another cricket loving kid to become the world’s greatest cricketer ever.
The film starts with his childhood and gradually moves to the phase where he shows interest in cricket. As we all know, Sachin’s brother Ajith Tendulkar influences Sachin to go for cricket training as he realizes his younger brother’s potential.
The film takes a documentary style from the moment his international debut is shown. Most of the events happening is already known to the audience but still one would love to relive those moments watching on big screen with AR Rahman’s score. It’s magical.
Sachin: A Billion dreams is neatly packaged with the cricketing legend’s hardships, emotions, grit and his ambition to win the world cup for the country. The screenplay moves chronologically and has some interesting references of how certain socio-political changes affect Indian cricket and it’s leading player’s perfomance.
Overall, Sachin A Billion Dreams is an experience that ought to be watched by every cricket lover. Even if you are not one, you can watch this film to know what Sachin was and how he inspired millions to dream. For all Sachin fans out there, goosebumps are aplenty, so don’t miss this film at any cost.
Script - 8/10
Artist Perfomance - 8/10
Direction - 8.5/10
Technical Side - 8/10