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A tale of a small boy with dreams and his journey to becoming the God of Cricket and the most celebrated sportsperson in his country. | Add synopsis »
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Sachin Tendulkar ... Adult Sachin Tendulkar

Mahendra Singh Dhoni ... Player 1
Akshay Bhagat ... Bookie
Mayuresh Pem ... Nitin Tendulkar

Virender Sehwag ... Player 2
Mayur More ... Ajit Tendulkar
Shantanu Bhake ... Student 2

Directed by
James Erskine 
Writing credits
Siva Ananth (written by) &
James Erskine (written by)

Sandeep Srivastava (hindi dialogue)

Ajit Bhure (marathi dialogue)

Produced by
Ravi Bhagchandka .... producer
Ravi Bhagchandka .... producer
Sanjay Mehta .... executive producer
Mehjabeen Raja .... executive producer
Sudipto Sarkar .... line producer: UK
Bhasi Shrikant .... producer
Original Music by
A.R. Rahman 
Cinematography by
Joel Devlin 
Chris Openshaw 
Film Editing by
Deepa Bhatia 
Avdhesh Mohla 
Casting by
Rohan Mapuskar 
Production Design by
Nitin Chandrakant Desai 
Art Direction by
Mandar Nagaonkar 
Costume Design by
Mandira Shukla 
Makeup Department
Shashank Desai .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Sengupta Lipi .... post-production manager
Kapil Madnani .... post-production manager
Amaan Mehar .... production executive
Satvender Singh Pothiwal .... production manager
Satvender Singh Pothiwal .... production manager
Akshay Shetty .... post-production supervisor
Yogiraj Shetty .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Krishna Ananthan .... assistant director
Krishna Ananthan .... associate director
Aakanksha Dua .... second assistant director
Satish Murugesan .... assistant director
Durgesh Raje .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Soma Bhattacharyaa .... assistant dialogue editor
Bishwadeep Chatterjee .... sound designer
Durga Chiranjeevi .... dialogue editor: tamil and telugu
Justin Jose .... atmos mixer
Justin Jose .... re-recording mixer
Manish Kamble .... sound mixer
Sarath Mohan .... associate re-recording mixer
Kingshuk Moran .... sound effects editor
Shijil Nair .... assistant re recording mixer
Kevin Pinto .... location sound recordist
Karnail Singh .... foley artist
Varun Visoi .... foley recording
Shantanu Yennemadi .... assistant dialogue editor
Shantanu Yennemadi .... dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
Ketan Murlidhar Bhoir .... Sr. Matchmove Artist
Siddhartha Gandhi .... visual effect colorist
Nilesh Gupta .... matchmove artist
Haresh Hingorani .... vfx creative director
Sidharth Iyer .... lead digital strategist
Sahil Khurana .... vfx line producer
Shahzneen Mehershahi .... compositor
Truptesh Naik .... compositor
Rakesh .... mattepainting lead
Sarfaraaz Shaikh .... lead.motion graphics artist
Apurva Raj Kumar Sharma .... sr. production coordinator
Dhiraj Shetty .... compositor
Keitan Yadav .... chief operating officer
Camera and Electrical Department
Israr Azam .... camera operator (UK Segments)
Jonathan Binks .... camera operator (UK Segments)
Ashish Joshi .... second unit dop
Piyush Puty .... Second Unit DOP
Casting Department
Shantanu Bhake .... casting associate
Abhishek Wadodkar .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Salil Deshpande .... Head Production redchillies.color
Parikshhit Jha .... associate editor
Ken Metzker .... colorist
Music Department
Christoph Bauschinger .... music editor
Ishaan Chhabra .... music programmer and score co-producer
Kaly .... singer: opening titles music
T.R. Krishnachetan .... music programmer & song mixing engineer (as T.R. Krishna Chetan)
Dilshaad Shabbir Shaikh .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Hitesh Patel .... transportation: U.K. London & Yorkshire
Other crew
Ravi Bhagchandka .... creative director
Paul Gardner .... Archive Producer
Rajesh Nair .... head of production: Carnival Motion Pictures
Himanshu Nanda .... publicity design
Rahul Nanda .... publicity design
Vinodhini Vaidynathan .... voice-over artist

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sachin" -
"Sachin A Billion Dreams" - USA (alternative title)
"Sachin The Film" - USA (alternative title)
"Сачин" - Russia
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138 min
Color | Color (HD)
Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Ireland:PG | Singapore:PG

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Music for the film has been composed by 2-time Academy Award winner A.R. Rahman.See more »


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Sachin- A Billion Dreams- An Emotional Joyride., 31 May 2017
Author: Aditya joshi from India

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"I started out with a hundred in the first match of the season, scoring 125 before getting out, and it was a dismissal I have never forgotten. I was out stumped to an off-spinner who was hearing- impaired and I vividly remember the expression on his face when I was beaten by a beautifully flighted delivery. But the ball went on to elude the keeper and within a fraction of a second, the bowler's expression turned from euphoria to despair as he saw the missed stumping opportunity. Yet I did not go back to the crease and instead started walking back to the pavilion, allowing the wicket keeper to complete the stumping. It was the only time I was out in that season's competition. While I didn't consciously mean to show sympathy to the bowler, it was one of those moments that are difficult to explain. It was not an act of charity exactly. Rather, it was a good ball and I knew I had been comprehensively beaten. The keeper fumbled the take and the bowler looked distraught at the missed opportunity. He had done everything for the wicket and deserved the dismissal."

– Page 24, Sachin Tendulkar- Playing It My Way- My Autobiography.

This was just the beginning of a small boy's journey to become a gentleman. This was an evolution that was going to create a revolution in coming years. This was going to become a reason for a billion people to watch a game as religion and him as God. It was the making of a living God.

Around two-and-a-half years back when I was reading this book, somewhere in the back of my mind I was imagining it to be made into a movie. I could picture every single word written into it. I could see Sachin narrating his own life story. Today, when James Erskine finally gave pictures to those words, and I went to watch it on the silver screen, it was more like a nostalgia for me and surely for million others. It made me really happy that they made it into a docu-drama and not a feature film because I feel that a full-length feature film couldn't have done justice with those 24 years of Sachin's life.

There is nothing that we don't know already. It's the journey of the biggest cricketing superstar ever to walk on the face of the earth, who spent 24 years carrying the burden of expectations of a country of a billion people. It's not just about an extraordinary personality but about an ordinary person's journey to do extraordinary things. It is the story of how a single person changed the definition of cricket, how he single-handedly stopped the time in India and how he lived a dream and inspired people to dream big.

There are some moments in the film which we didn't know about. The footage from Sachin's personal life, his connection with his family, friends, fellow cricketers, coaches, and mentors are heart-warming to watch. His ups and downs throughout his career make you smile but at the same time leave you teary-eyed too. It's not that filmmakers deliberately try to make you cry but it's the impact that Sachin has created which automatically make you emotional.

The film revisits the life and time of Tendulkar. A naughty middle- class Bandra boy who went on to become youngest Indian cricketer to play for his country. It portrayed every single moment we want to live again and again. Be it his four sixes against Abdul Qadir when he was at his peak or when he sent Shane Warne's balls out of the park at Sharjah. His unparalleled 100th hundred or his milestone of first ever 200 not out runs in one day international. It has covered almost everything we grew up watching and experiencing and will not get tired explaining to our children.

As for the movie, there is nothing much to judge. It's a simple, linearly progressing drama. There is no dramatization of facts, no use of artistic liberties, just a plain simple story which at most part we know but still, want to watch. It's a well-directed docu- drama with a brilliant piece of background score by none other than AR Rahman. I never thought that 'Infinite Love' can ever be used in such a way that it will be hard to take it out of your head. A legend composing for another is more than what you can ask for. The acting part, which was hardly there for two-three scenes, was good.

From the time he first walked on the field till the time he touched those 22 yards in his final match, he faced several injuries and countless criticism but every time he came back stronger than before. In his good time or bad, he continued to inspire. He is not just a cricketer but an emotion, and those emotions have been captured pretty well here.

I can fill pages after pages after pages to write about this film or about Sachin. But no words can explain the feeling of experiencing it on the big screen. It's a journey down the memory lane and an emotional roller-coaster ride which every Sachin fan should experience. I don't think this docu-drama needs any review or rating to be judged. It just needs to be watched and cherished.

Sportspersons will come and go. Some will remain unnoticed, some will become superstars. A few of them will be household names for a long time to come but there is only one name that will always remain an integral part of every Indian cricket lover's life. BHARAT RATNA SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR.

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