Synopsis: The movie starts off with the three friends Ishaan, Govind and Omi wanting to start a sports shop. They also manage to start a cricket academy in the adjacent ground that they find. Ishaan finds Ali, a kid with immense batting potential and wants to groom him to play at the Ranji level. Govind gets involved with Ishaan’s sister while tutoring her. Unable to pay back the loan Omi has to get involved in his uncle’s political party.
Some scenes are good like the whole India Vs Australia 2001 Cricket match helping heal the broken friendship and Ishaan’s sister scolding him and the scenes following Omi’s parents death.
The whole Muslim kid angle and a lot of scenes involving the kid seemed a bit forced or deliberate. There are some scenes which seemed a bit too much like a Kendriya Vidyalaya school not having a physical education class and wanting to have this sports shop/academy do a presentation so as to have Cricket training for 1000 students? There is surprisingly a huge crowd for a local match. Ishaan wanting to get the kid because there is a cricket match (where selectors are coming to watch) during riots seemed totally ridiculous.
Sushant Singh Rajput was good in some scenes but he was doing his usual over earnest acting that he used to do in the TV Serial Pavitra Rishta. Raj Kumar Yadav was good but acting wise he was not that different from his role in Talaash. Amit Sadh was good. His role is smaller but has the biggest character graph. He acted very well in scenes where he had to show his hurt/anger but he was a bit off in the crying scenes. Amrita Puri was ok but a better looking actress should have been been chosen instead.
Cinematography is good. Manjha song looked good in the movie. Abhishek Kapoor’s direction is good in parts. The movie is somewhat pro Muslim and am surprised that there have not been no controversies yet. The movie is decent/good but it could have been better.