Indians are crazy about two things - Bollywood and cricket. Bring them together and you have what one calls a winning formula. Films like Iqbal and Lagaan with cricket as the central theme are still fresh in our minds. Similarly who can forget the IPL extravaganza last year where Bollywood made its presence felt in large numbers on the cricket field?
It is this very winning formula of combining cricket and cinema that the makers of Victory seem to banking on. Starring Harman Baweja and Amrita Rao in lead roles along with Anupam Kher, Dilip Tahil and Gulshan Grover, Victory (directed by Ajit Pal) tells the story of a small town boy, who like millions of Indians, dreams of making it to the Indian cricket team. How he achieves this dream forms the crux of the story.
However, apart from the lead cast, it's the presence of the who's who of the cricketing world that forms the highlight of the film. So get ready to see superstars like Brett Lee, Mike Hussey, Simon Katich, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chaminda Vaas, Muralitharan, Graema Smith sweat it out with Harman Baweja on the cricket field. As for all you Indian cricket fans, don't fret as yet because you have the likes of Harbhajan Singh, Dinesh Karthik, R.P.Singh, Yusuf Pathan and Praveen Kumar making an appearance in the film.
With the coming together of so many cricketers in one film, Harman surely must be hoping that this film starts his 'Victory' march in Bollywood sooner than later.