You always know what you are in for in a biographical drama. You have seen or read about those amazing sports icons achieving against odds and with meagre means. You want to re-live the nostalgia around them and if that comes with some untold stories, nothing could be better than that. On that account, Sachin A Billion Dreams offers a heavy dose of the glorious ’90s, an era in which the BCCI became the superpower of world cricket.
What can a film maker portray us on our God of Indian cricket of whom we know every nook and corner ? James Erskine managed to cover the pain , happiness , ascendancy of Sachin’s entire life in the film Sachin A Billion Dreams . At one juncture you’ll have goosebumps and another you will get bored while at another the tears are unstoppable . This movie is not at all cinematic but is a mixture of Observational Documentary and Participatory Documentary which not only shows the memories of Tendulkar but also ours. Go for it of course with lot of patience if you want to revise your childhood , teenage , youth age and later age in the name of SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR in just 2 hours 20 minutes.
So,if i had to conclude the review of the film in a single line tat could be : “Journey of the god will always be an epic story and same applies to the GOD OF CRICKET “