The official trailer of Sachin: A Billion Dreams, a biographical film covering the journey of Sachin Tendulkar, India’s most celebrated cricketer, has finally been released.
The Sachin movie is being produced by Ravi Bhagchandka and Carnival Motion Pictures, under the production house named 200 Not Out Productions. The music of the movie is composed by AR Rahman, two times Academy and Grammy award winner.
The trailer shows Sachin narrating his journey from the maidans of Shivaji Park to the biggest stadiums across the world, his rise from the small lanes of Mumbai to the towering heights of becoming a global icon of the sport.
The trailer also has snippets of his former teammates and opponents, including the likes of MS Dhoni and Wasim Akram heaping praise on the Little Master and his exploits at the international level for twenty-four years.
Directed by James Erskine, who has credited films like One Night in Turin, Battle of the Sexes, (a movie that highlights the story of the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs) in 1973, the movie is set to release on 26th May 2017.
Most recently, Erskine directed a movie called Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist, covering the story of Italian cyclist Marco Pantani. He's also directed a cricket film, From the Ashes, which was released in 2011.
Sachin made his debut for the Indian team in 1989, as a sixteen-year-old, and continued to play for the team till 2013, compiling the most runs ever in both Tests and ODIs, as well as a record hundred centuries in international cricket.
Watch the trailer and you’ll surely get goosebumps, just like I did. Once again, the diminutive batsman, a hero to multiple generations of Indians, will come out to bat, with chants of “Sacchinnn, Sacchinnn” reverberating all around.