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‘Sachin – A Billion Dreams’ trailer unveiled
MUMBAI: Former batsman Sachin Tendulkar launched the trailer of ‘Sachin – A Billion Dreams’ in Mumbai today.
Also present at the launch was the director James Erskine who had flown down from the UK specially to attend the trailer launch. The producer Ravi Bhagchandka of 200NotOut, and founder, chairman Carnival Group Shrikant Bhasi also shared the dias with Tendulkar and director James Erskine after the screening of the trailer.
As Tendulkar settled down to answer questions, he was joined by Erskine, and producers, Bhagchandka, Bhasi and Anil Thadani.
Tendulkar 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 my 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.”
Said Bhagchandka, “Making this movie has been my pilgrimage! I personally am a huge fan of Sachin and it was Sachin who was my inspiration when I used to play cricket. My company’s name, 200NOTOUT is also dedicated to his highest score in ODIs. Sachin is dearly loved by all Indians as well by cricket fans all around the world. He has been an idol for three generations of cricket fans and continues to inspire. This film will give his fans who have watched his cricketing feats on the television screen, the opportunity to see Sachin on the big movie screen.”
The trailer gave the eager audience a hint of what the film has in store for Sachin’s fans. With glimpses of key scenes from the film showing moments of cricketing glory, personal moments, unseen footage from the dressing room and much more, the film promises to be every Sachin fan’s dream come true.
Erskine said, “Directing the film was a wonderful experience! Coming from the UK, I knew that Sachin was a cricketing legend but even then, it was an eye-opener to see the adoration and respect that Sachin commands across the globe. Scripting his journey for the big screen involved interacting with Sachin, his family, his teammates as well as players from rival teams and others. Sachin is both gracious, and a perfectionist, and being able to make this film for the Indian people and many more across the globe was a true honour.”
Bhasi said, “We are glad and extremely proud to be a part of India’s first sports film, and we are confident on the success of project ‘Sachin: A Billion Dream’. I’ve always been keen to the idea of bringing the marvel of Sachin on the silver screen with the legend itself making his big debut. Carnival Cinemas will make sure that the movie reaches audience all across the country across all strata, as Sachin is a phenomenon everywhere.”
“Carnival Motion Pictures intends to begin its innings in mainline content generation and distribution, with this being an amazing start. There are many more interesting projects in pipeline that we will announce soon in the next few weeks,” he added.
Following the launch, Tendulkar also had an exclusive screening of the trailer on ‘Extraaa Innings T20’ on Sony Max.