Aamir Khan's DANGAL is yet to see its release and Salman Khan's SULTAN has already set the cash registers ringing in and the nature has thrown a ready-to-cook script for our filmmakers. So, the question remains, who will pick up the rights (YRF) of Narsingh Yadav's story full of highs, lows and much more.
||NARSINGH YADAV, SULTAN and DANGAL POSTER
Well, after digesting Bollywood flicks week-after-week, this seems like a resource out of nowhere. And I don't follow sports and that too wrestling, not even cricket for that matter. But am an avid AIR (All India Radio, for the new entrants) listener. For the first time I noticed this piece of news that a sportsman called Narsingh Yadav was to represent India at Rio Olymics instead of the otherwise known Sushil Kumar. And that was the beginning of the Narsingh-Sushil-Rio controversy.
In this story, we have an underdog, in Narsingh Yadav (for the sake of Bollywood, please) whose employment hopes hit a low when he was caught copying a Police academy. He is our protagonist! Then there is Sushil Kumar, a medal winner at an earlier Olympics. In this case an antagonist. Since he stood against the already qualified protagonist to participate in the upcoming Olympics, the antagonist slaps a case asking for a game between the two to represent the country at the big event. This is the twist in the protagonist's life. The courts reject after a tug-of-war for this too, which means the protagonists chance was now subjective. The next twist in the tale is that the responsible authority names the protagonist to represent the nation and we feel relieved for the underdog protagonist. But there is a twist again. The protagonist fails the dope test. What the hell! No, this can't be possible. And the audience smells the rat, but is it. The law will take its own course. But is that the end of the problems for the protagonist? No. Since he has failed the dope test, the authorities pick up a third contender in the form of Praveen Rana. Oh, neither the protagonist nor the antagonist, so what is in store for the audience and all the fans of the sport? The end is still dangling and the event is nearing too fast. The protagonist hints at foul play, but it needs to be proved and our heart sinks. What next is the question for all of us? Who will finally represent the nation in the particular competition???
There is news again that the National Anti-Doping Association (NADA) has gone through its process and probably decided, but the announcement is reserved. Oh my God. We can have an ‘O Palan Haretype' song here. But for which character?? Anyways for the protagonist, it is quite a few twist and turns. Instead of practicing for the big game, everyone is concentrating on the likelihood of participation. And comes Monday, the day of the big announcement. The announcement is in favour of the protagonist. The authorities also accept that they suspect foul play, but that is a different story all together as for now. For all the mellow-drama loving Bollywood buffs, the protagonist wins (at least pre competition). And not to forget, in our story the protagonist has to win the big game. Else, it will give fodder for yet another Bollywood story, this time a sad one from the antagonist's PoV.
In the meanwhile, we hope and wish Narsingh Yadav to do the best and win the medal for the country. So the entire exercise of sending him proves fruitful… All the best.