Sachin A Billion Dreams Movie Review

This is story of a little boy who has great dreams and aspirations. The films follows his path of becoming known as the, “god of Cricket”. Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most adored athlete in India. Many people look up to him. His fans celebrate with him the journey of how far he has come in life and in sport.

Sachin Tendulkar was not only the subject of the film but starred in it as well.

The story begins when Sachin was a little boy. He and his community were watching the crickets playoffs. India had won the 1983 World Cup. From the day, everything had changed. He could see himself holding the World Cup and being champion. He became obsessed the sport. He begin to play with the local boys. Then, he began to have more formal coaching. The coaches had begun to recognize right away that Sachin had a great gift at the sport.

However, it wasn’t all positive there was rumors that some of the matches had been fixed. This throught the sporting community into a rage.

Things eventually got better in the sport. The community started up their passion for the sport and for their favorite player, Sachin.

For him cricket was almost like a religion. Which, is fitting as he has been called the “god of Cricket.”


The director James Erskine also lent his talents to the screenwriting for the film. Erskine is an Emmy Nominated director and much celebrated in the film industry.


Music for the film is by A.R. Rahman. He comes from a musical family. He is a prominent composer in India. He has received many awards for his works. He has been awarded with one of the most notable awards two Oscars. He has also seventy-five other wins and over seventy nominations.

Some of the films are very well known Hollywood films. These films have had much critical success. The films include Slumdog Millionaire, 127 hours, and most recently The Hundred Foot Journey. He is a much in demand arranger, composer, and musician.


The movie is one of most anticipated films for spring. Since, it’s about one of the most celebrated athletes in India’s sporting history. The film will bring in big audiences and a lot of money. The audiences will be able to share in the film watching at a greater level due to the languages it’s presented in. The film will be available in Hindi, Marathi, English, Tamil, and Telegu.


This movie is part documentary, part drama and all heart. You cheer and cry along with Sachin on his road to success.

Film Details:

Genre: Bollywood, Hindi, Drama, Biographical Movie, Documentary

Cast: Mayuresh Pem, Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag

Director:    James Erskine

Writer/Screenplay: Siva Ananth, James Erskine, Sandeep Srivastava, and Ajit Bhure

Producers: Ravi Bhagchandka, Sanjay Mehta, Mehjabeen Raja, Bhasi Shrikant

Production Company: 200 Not Out and Carnival Motion Pictures

Release Date: May 26th, 2017


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Half Girlfriend Movie Review

The film is a Romantic drama film. It’s adapted from a novel by the same name. The novel is written by Chetan Bhagat. He is famous for his novel and other writings in the comedic drama genre. Many of his novels focus on the middle class millennials dwelling in cities in India. He is a well know journalist, and speaker. Bhagat’s works have sold many millions of copies. He has even been known as the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history per the New York Times. He has been awarded for his screenwriting efforts and has been given Best Screenplay honors.  This is the author’s second film based on one of his novels.


The film, “Half Girlfriend” centers around Madhav a young guy and his life. When a girl comes into his life (Riya) he falls in love. Riyah doesn’t really want much to Madhav. But, he is totally infatuated with her and wants to have in his life. He does everything to try get her to be his girlfriend. After much persistence, Riya finally decides to be his “half girlfriend.” She really only wants to be friends with.

Madhav doesn’t speak English very well but Riya does. He wants to get into this school. This is where he meets Riya.  For Madhav it is pretty much love at first sight. She (Riya) is more interested in doing her own thing. Yes, she is beautiful But, she is also very independent and doesn’t want to be tied down in a relationship.

You can really feel Madhav’s pain and longing for Riya. It’s very obvious that to him she isn’t a half girlfriend. But, she is becoming the center of his entire life.

So, the questions is can they find what they have in common and begin to form a relationship?


It was film in Summer of 2016 in a wide variety of locations. With the beauty of each one adding to the overall quality of the film. Locations included: Delhi, Patna, Dumraon, Varanasi, New York City and even Cape Town.

The music for the soundtrack is composed by Raju Singh. He has to date composed for Mohit Suri’s films. There are a variety of composers working on the music for the film. These include the following; Mithoon, Tanishk Bagchi, Rishi Rich, Farhan Saeed, Ami and Rual Mishra. The lyrics for the songs have been written by , Manoj Mustashir, Kunaal Vermaa, Arafat Mehmood, Tanishk Bagchi, Laado Suwalka, Anushka Shahaney and more. The soundtrack includes ten 10 songs and was released the end of April.

The music really follows along with the journey of their love story.

Film Details:

Genre: Bollywood, Hindi, Drama, Romance

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Rhea Chakraborty, Seema Biswas

Director:  Mohit Suri

Writer/Screenplay: Chetan Bhagat, Tushar Hiranandani

Production Company: ALT Entertainment, Balaji Motion Pictures

Release Date: May 19th, 2017

Movie Run-time: 1 hour and 39 minutes


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Meri Pyaari Bindu

This is a story of a young successful writer, Abhimanya Roy (played by Ayushmann Khurrana).  Abhimanya is upset with the responses to his writing and is wanting more acclaim and accolades to his name. He decides to go back to where he grew up in Kolkata. His desire is to pen writings that have more substance to them than his current pieces. So, he imagines and writes a traditional story about love and life.

In the process of writing, he becomes stuck all because he is thinking about his past one true love, Bindu. But, he doesn’t know where she is or how to find her.

When he goes back home he comes across a mix tape of they made for each other. He flashes back in time to their relationship and their favorite songs. How they worked together to find all the songs that expressed their relationship journey.

So, with Bindu in mind, he writes this story of love. With each chapter in the book, another chapter of their love story is unfurled. He tries to capture all of who she is in the book. But, how can you tell the story of their love after all this time? How can the book hold of her wild-spirited and joyful nature?

Bindu is played by the beautiful Parineeti Chopra.

It’s a fresh young look at the loves you lost along the way. It shows how even though time has passed memories and feelings many times stay the same. It’s a fun, relaxed easy romantic comedy. You will sit back and enjoy a good ride about love past and present.

Meri Pyaari Bindu is a journey through love told through great music.

The music is by Sachin-Jigar. Which is a composing duo from Mumbai? Lyrics for the soundtrack are written by Kausar Munir and Priya Saraiya. The soundtrack has six songs included on it. You will sing along with some familiar tracks. As well as, some new tracks. All of which would make a good addition to your own playlist.

Parineeti has also has recorded a song on the soundtrack. This is her first ever time to have her vocal talents featured on a soundtrack.

The director Aditya Chopra is a well-established and much awarded as well.

Filming took place in locations Kolkata, West Bengal throughout India.

This is one of the most anticipated Bollywood films for spring. This film shows us that life is always better with the right person behind you. The right soundtrack is also key to listen to on the journey of life and romance.

Film Details:

Genre: Bollywood, Hindi, Drama, Comedy, Romance, Music

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Parineeti Chopra

Director:  Akshay Roy

Producer: Aditya Chopra, Maneesh Sharma

Writer/Screenplay: Suprotim Sengupta

Production Company: Yash Raj Films

Release Date: May 12th, 2017

Movie Runtime: 2 hours and 25 minutes


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