‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams‘ which chronicles cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar’s journey from a young boy to one of the most celebrated sportsmen of all time is set for UK release on Monday 26.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker, James Erskine, this cinematic ode to one of the greatest players in history offers an intimate and engaging peek into the world of the global hero, allowing fans to step into the ‘Master Blaster’s’ life.
In 1992, at the age of 19, Tendulkar became the first overseas-born player to represent Yorkshire. He went on to play 16 first-class matches for the county and scored 1070 runs at an average of 46.52.
He was back in the UK earlier this month promoting the film to his fans in the UK.
He said: “This film has helped me relive the important moments of my life through its making. I remain a private person but realised that there is much I have not revealed or spoken about to those who have been instrumental to my life and career, especially the fans. I hope the film will be yet another avenue for fans who have showered their love and blessings on me to cherish the journey that we undertook together for over 24 years.”
The film brings the marvel of Tendulkar to the silver screen, with the legend himself at the heart of the filmic process. It charters the backstory and phenomenon of a national treasure that has inspired generations.
Beyond his home country, Tendulkar is celebrated globally as one of the most iconic sports heroes in history. He is emblematic of the common man gifted with extraordinary talent, who has gone on to achieve greatness in the game, winning worldwide adulation along the way.
The film comprises a seamless montage of moments of cricketing glory combined with personal moments, unseen footage from the dressing room and much more. It further presents fellow team members such as M.S. Dhoni and Virender Sehwag offering their own insights into his life and legacy, complemented by music composed by Academy, BAFTA, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning musical genius, A.R. Rahman.
Watch the official trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gTeE6pa4Kg