Sachin: A Billion Dreams and a Few Disappointments

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Sachin: A Billion Dreams and a Few Disappointments

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shifted uncomfortably in my seat, unable to completely relax in the perfumed crowd that filled the air-conditioned theatre. I was here to watch Sachin: A Billion Dreams, and despite my love for the man, I was feeling apprehensive. Biopics in India have a way going wrong, very wrong – they are even worse when they are approved ones. They are populist, cloyingly sentimental, and careful of skirting all controversy. But this was a docudrama. I had faith.

The lights dimmed, and the Dolby surround sound system roared to life with a familiar chant, set over a driving percussion beat.

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