Sachin A Million Dreams: Movie Review
The cricket crazy nation can watch almost anything and everything related to the God of cricket. Sachin A Million Dreams is the film the entire nation was eagerly waiting for. Watching Sachin on the big screen for almost two and a half hours is pure bliss, isn’t it?
From the narration in his very voice to the old clips and his retirement speech; everything feels beautiful and memorable. There is nothing you won’t like about the film. BUT… there’s hardly anything new that the film tells you.
The nation knows everything about this self-made man and we expected the director to throw some light on his personal life. Fans were expecting to learn unknown facts about the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. When the film moves slightly into the personal space, the director immediately shifts to the cricket zone and fans are left yearning for more.
It is basically a playlist of Sachin videos put together beautifully with the magical voice of the legend in the background. There are a few moments in the film that are adorable but you won’t get much of the personal touch.
It is his journey from childhood to retirement and yes you will leave the theatre teary-eyed because we still want to see this man play forever and ever. Critics are super impressed with the film because who doesn’t want to walk down the memory lane?
Taran Adarsh tweeted, “OneWordReview… SachinABillionDreams: Superb A journey worth experiencing… Entertains. Enthralls. Enlightens.”
Rajeev Masand gave the film 3 stars out of 5 and said, “Sure there’s a lot more this film could’ve been, but it coasts along on the strength of nostalgia, familiarity, and our collective love for a man who’s name we turned into a chant.”
Raja Sen from NDTV said, “It feels, instead, intimate – as intimate as it can feel, anyway, for a film where an audience claps and cheers alongside those who clapped and cheered live, years ago. Which is to say: it is us today applauding in time with us yesterday.”
Watch out for the trailer if you are still thinking whether to take this shot or not: