After ruling the world of cricket for over 24 years, India’s batting maestro and arguably the greatest cricketer ever, Sachin Tendulkar, is all set to rule the silver screen now. A yet to be titled docu-feature, will capture the life of the Little Master right from his childhood days to the days of his cricketing glory. This docu-feature will capture the rise of the batting maestro and it promises to show some of the unknown facts about Sachin Tendulkar’s life, on and off the field.
This docu-feature will be made by 200 Not Out, a Mumbai-based production house, in co-ordination with World Sports Group (WSG), the firm that managed the ‘Tendulkar’ brand. Sachin Tendulkar is all set to play himself in the mega docu-feature.
Sachin Tendulkar will be the first Asian whose life will be captured in theatrical release. He joins the list of Michael Jackson and Ayrton Senna.
The production house 200 Not Out has produced many advertisements and short films. 200 Not Out have roped in London based award-winning director James Erskine for heading the docu-feature. Erskine directed several films like One Night In Turin on 2010 Football World Cup and also directed a cricket film, From The Ashes.
As reported by Times of India, Ravi Bhagchandka, founder, 200 Not Out, confirmed that the film isn’t a biopic on Tendulkar. Bhagchandka said, “It is our honour to work on this unique initiative. As a young passionate team, it is our commitment to present the viewers with never-before-seen facets and footage on the Master Blaster. We decided on working with James Erskine after studying the many incredible films involving sports personalities. This will be the first time he will be working in this part of the world. We will work with the best in the business for this docu-feature, so it becomes a fitting tribute to the unparalleled achievements of Sachin Tendulkar.” Ravi added that the film is not a biopic on Tendulkar.
By The Cricket Lounge