For the first time in almost three years, fans will get to
see the 'Master Blaster' back on the cricket field with a bat in his hand but
this time through the silver screen.
Sachin Tendulkar tweeted to announce that his biographical
movie, 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' is all set to release on May 26.
Incidentally, this is the date, Tendulkar announced his retirement from the
Indian Premier League in 2013. He dramatically announced that he would not play
in the next season of the IPL, moments after winning the trophy with Mumbai
The teaser of the movie takes you down memory lane and gives
you the chills showing his journey from a 'Wild Child' to a 'Virtuous Hero'
as the background is filled with the
familiar chants of 'Sachin Sachin'.
Two biopics on Indian cricketers released last year. Azhar -
based on former captain Mohammad Azharuddin's life and MS Dhoni - the Untold Story.
After the stupendous success of the Dhoni biopic, people are
eagerly waiting to know the life story of one of the most iconic Indian
Tendulkar pulled the curtain down on his illustrious career
in November, 2013 when India took on the West Indies. In his last and 200th
Test in Mumbai, he made an elegant 74, ending his international career with
If the success of Tendulkar's autobiography, 'Playing It My
Way' is any indication, the biopic could be another raging hit. The book was
acclaimed by former players and fans who have been given a rare glimpse into
the life of man who captured the imagination of the cricketing world for a
quater of a century.
It had also entered the Limca Book of Records for being the
best-selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories. The
book also holds the record in retail value terms having logged up Rs. 13.51
crore with its cover price being Rs. 899.