What can a blind man do… this was a line from a dear friend's short film that got etched in my mind. I was reminded of this with yet another friend's project, based on the handicap, only if I dare say so.
Between the innocent, the romantic, the sensual, and the unthinkable. There are still some things we're yet to imagine..
We have seen a lot of sports based movies in the recent past with the latest being that of a 5 year old kid Budhia Singh or who can forget SULTAN. Movies like CHAK DE INDIA, BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG, MARRY KOM, SAALA KHADOOS, BADLAPUR BOYS, PAN SINGH TOMAR, etc. made its mark and got their fair share of recognition.
But the point is that these are all about popular people playing popular sports. Have we seen a film about actual heroes playing an otherwise the most popular sport but are still unacknowledged. DOT BALL's story is written and conceptualized by Ravi Mishra and is a combined vision of producer Vidyadhar Pathare of Iris Flicks.
The teaser of the movie itself is interesting enough, so much so that when it was narrated to well-known actors, they got immediately hooked to it. The kind of interest shown by these actors shows the strength of the concept.
DOT BALL is a story that saw the unseen from the people who can't see.
It is a story in a country where cricket is a religion, and the ‘God of Cricket' resides. Where the heroic victory in cricket remained unseen, unsung, unacknowledged. It is a story in a country that beat Pakistan thrice to win the world cup. The story is inspired from an inspiration where ‘this' type of cricket is still not a main stream game.
But it is not a story about the sport. It is a ‘love story' that challenged the obvious cliche.