Sachin - A Billion Dreams movie review: It has everything to make you nostalgic :


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Sachin Tendulkar is a name that carried the burden of over a billion aspirations in 200 Test matches and 463 One Day Internationals. Still, when he was delivering his last speech at a jam-packed Wankhede Stadium on November 16, 2013, there wasnt a single person who didnt secretly wish to see the humble giant (metaphorically, of course) walk down the 22 yards one more time.

James Erskine, Emmy-nominated director of the biographical drama, does well in naming the film in a way that reflects popular sentiments. After all, its about a man with a spotless cricketing career encompassing 24 long years.

However, this also makes the biopic challenging.

Erskine decided to cast Sachin Tendulkar as himself. What if he couldnt justify his character? Its not a pure-form documentary, but a film that also requires a substantial bit of acting.

Sachin: A Billion Dreams has some good actors as well.

Sachin: A Billion Dreams relies mostly on video footage, quite a bit of which - like childhood, marriage, initial cricketing days and familial relationships - is drawn from his private life. Its a smart move on the directors part because what more is there to know about Sachin Tendulkars on-field genius? You have seen it all.

Remember what happened with MS Dhoni: The Untold Story? There was hardly anything untold. So, it is only wise to focus on the unseen side of the Master Blaster in Sachin: A Billion Dreams.

The narrative traces the cricketers lifelong journey, from being discovered by his brother to leading India through crucial times. Tendulkar recalls different incidents - at times emotional, at times aloof. AR Rahmans music works its charm, and you feel the need to go down the memory lane. Nevertheless, a few questions remain unanswered. While not being an actor does pose difficulties for the cricketer at important junctures, Sachin: A Billion Dreams has a different feel to it. Watch this space for the complete review. Follow @htshowbiz for more


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