Director: James Erskine
Writer: Siva Ananth, James Erskine
Stars: Sachin Tendulkar, Mayuresh Pem, Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Runtime: 2h 18min
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Drama
Released: 26 May 2017
Summary: A tale of a small boy with dreams and his journey to becoming the God of Cricket and the most celebrated sportsperson in his country.
Review: Sachin: A Billion Dreams is a 2017 Indian biographical film written and directed by James Erskine. The film is based on the life of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The film captures Tendulkar’s cricket and personal life in substantial detail, as well as reveals few aspects of his life which have never been heard of or seen before. The film is based on the life of Indian cricket icon and living legend Sachin Tendulkar. A tale of a restless 10-year-old boy and his journey from watching India’s first World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev lift the trophy, to the fulfillment of his dream of holding it in his hands for India. He is the most celebrated sportsperson in India, a virtuous hero who created an era, which Indians are proud of. The film captures Tendulkar’s dedication to cricket and his personal life in dramatic detail, as well as reveals aspects of his life which have never been heard or seen before.
Having said that, Sachin A Billion Dreams still works to a good extent, because, well, it’s Sachin Tendulkar. The man who made us cry during his last speech at Wankhede Stadium.
I wiped my eyes when the same footage played inside the theatre, I won’t deny that, but that’s mostly because of the nostalgia attached to my teens. It’s reliving the Sachin magic, not a perfect docu-drama on him. Still enough to bring you to the theatres. We have been doing it for years. Maybe one more time.