2016 is turning out to be a year for biopics on cricketers. In a country that worships the sport, it was long time coming. While directors were busy making films on the lives of unsung heroes, finally this year, we will see three back-to-back biopics being made on three of the biggest national icons. First up is Azhar which revolves around the life of Mohammad Azharuddin that releases this May 13.
Then, we have Sushant Singh Rajput starrer MS Dhoni: The Untold Story which hits theatres in September this year. Now, we hear that the biopic on Sachin Tendulkar which was being planned will also release this year.
Here’s all you need to know about the film.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 11, 2016
What’s it called?
The biopic on SRT will be titled ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’.
What’s it about?
The film will capture his cricket and personal life in great detail and the highest run-scorer in the history of the game will also chip in with his inputs for the film which will be released in 200 theatres across the world.
Sachin in it as well!
While it’s still not confirmed if Azhar or MS Dhoni will be making their appearances in heir respective biopics, we can officially announce that Sachin will indeed be a part of his biopic.
Who’s making it?
Mumbai-based production company 200 Not Out will be making the film. The company has over 150 advertisements and short films to its credit and has bagged the rights to make the film from World Sports Group (WSG). London-based award-winning writer, director and producer, James Erskine has been roped in to direct the film.
The work on the biopic has already begun last year and it is presently being shot in real-time. Many personalities across the world are also contributing to it. The production company is also in touch with cricket boards across the world to access video footage from the past which will be slotted into the movie.
There’s more to it!
Apart from following the phenomenal rise of Sachin, the film will also reveal a few never-seen-before aspects of his life. Incidentally, the makers wanted to capture the glorious years of the Indian legend for the next generation. However, they were not interested in making a biopic, so they zeroed in on the idea of making a feature film after getting Sachin’s consent.
Be ready to ROAR….. SACHHHIIINNNN… SACHIIINNNNNN !!!