A very familiar, very formula underdog sports movie with nothing to distinguish it from similar, equally slick Hollywood product--except for maybe a Bollywood-norm run time of 150 minutes.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Indian underdog sports film will make American girls cheer.
| Original Score: 3/5
India is definitely Bollywood, ashamed of neither sentimentality nor predictability. Yet its sharp-eyed view of Indian society makes for a world of difference from old-style, sugar-coated Bollywood films.
A patriotic heartwarmer that scores some old-fashioned entertainment goals despite its flaws.
Director Shimit Amin and his cast bring considerable conviction to familiar characters and situations.
Weaves its familiar story with some fresh textures and even manages to invest the conflict on the field with a resonance that transcends the tick-tock turnover of the numerals on the scoreboard.