After freezing his foot in Cricket and recently trying his luck in the field of music, now Sachin is all set to challenge his luck by making debut in the Bollywood industry where he is seen acting on screen in his biopic Sachin:A Billion Dreams. The trailer of his biopic was out on 13th April 2017. The movie is being directed by James Erskine and produced by Ravi Bhagchandka and Carnival Motion Pictures under 200 NotOut Productions.The film is based on the life whom we call ‘God of Cricket’- Sachin Tendulkar. He released the trailer of the film at the Suburban Multiplex.Long before the Master Blaster arrived at the auditorium of the suburban multiplex, shouts of ‘Sachin Sachin’ had already been vibrating inside the hall. To add on to the noise quotient, whistles had been handed out to complement those cheers in the packed auditorium. The excitement finally reached its peak when the legend himself entered the auditorium. Dressed in semi-formal attire, Tendulkar walked in to a rapturous welcome; just like those days when the Indian crowd stood up and waited anxiously at the fall of the second wicket.
“I feel as nervous as during my first press conference in 1992,” Tendulkar said. “Till then, I had no idea of how press conferences were conducted, what happened in there and I kept asking a lot of guys in the dressing room on what was it all about.
“They scared even more, stating that there would be a number of questions asked and that’s what I’m feeling at the moment. But this is special.” he added.
Along with him on the stage were director James Erskine, producer Ravi Bhagchandka, the chairman and founder of Carnival Group Shrikant Bhasi, and Anil Thadani.
While they opened up on their experiences, Sachin spoke regarding the movie, due to be released on May 26, 2017. “This movie is not just about my cricket. There are other chapters of my life as well. I never thought something like this is going to happen in my life. All I wanted to do was to pick up a bat and play cricket for India. That was my dream,” he said.
He also took a walk down memory lane and shared a few memories of his childhood days. “I was of 3-4 years when at home, my family were constantly talking about a movie called Maa and then finally a day arrived when our entire family decided to go watch it in a theatre. We were travelling in a bus and the conductor naturally approached us and asked me ‘Which ticket do you want?’ Instead of telling him Bandra or Santacruz, I blurted out ‘Maa movie ki ticket chahiye (Give me a ticket for the movie Maa)’.” While the audience burst into laughter, Tendulkar switched to Marathi when asked to name a few of his personal favourites from the Marathi film industry. He spoke of the 90s blockbusters Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi and Thartharat, terming them as timeless and as ones that manages to bring up a smile even today.
If we come to the music of the trailer,the background music composed by AR Rahman is a great fit with each and every shot. Brownie points to the track that plays when the cricketer is all set to walk out to the pitch. It is sure to create goosebumps amongst the audience. The shots of him on the field, running for victory and going for boundaries look amazing.
However, the more interesting part of this trailer is about this legend’s personal life. It is about how cricket was always his first priority. Even when he is having fun with his kids, acting all goofy – in the back of his mind, cricket has a space forever.
The times when match fixing was confirmed, to fans taking out their anger on the cricketer, the trailer has it all. And the best part is, the trailer shows billion or more fans that Sachin has come to gain over the years. It concentrates lightly on the struggles and more so, on the man himself. There is also a glimpse of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni talking about Sachin.
Although the movie is not at all similar to all other biopics and documentaries made by James Erskine but the trailer has managed to capture the attention of of the fans.