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We love cricket. India loves the game! Cricket is the reason for our very existence. Cricketers are our Gods-our triumphant boys in blue. Our religion?-cricket! Our love?-cricket!!
Well thatís clear enough.
Pritish Nandy Communications brings you the craziest, amazing love story of the year! And the one thing itís not about is hearts, flowers and Cupid with his bow-n-arrow! Infact, tweak it a little, take away the bow-n-arrow and put a bat in Cupidís plump little arms and what youíve got is MEERABAI NOT OUT!
Meera Achrekar, a mathematics teacher at Vishwaprem Vidyalaya, has been happy and single for quite a while now. The great love of her life has been, and will always remain, cricket and Anil Kumble. The meticulous number cruncher is, despite not being the classic eye-candy-teenage-fantasy-fodder, a huge hit in class, and thatís because Meera, unlike most teachers of her school, is more fanatical about her religion-cricket-than even the school cricket captain
Living with her family in their small home in a Mumbai chawl, Meera was initiated into her temple of Wankhede Stadium by her brother, Mahesh.
Mahesh Anant Achreker played cricket at the Ranji Trophy level. Sadly, middle class making-ends-meet economics got the better of the impreessive Maharashtrian leggie, and passion had to make way for responsibility. Mahesh is today a cricket cynic. So while Meera bunks classes and fights for season tickets to every cricket match that is played at Wankhede stadium, Mahesh steers clear even of the cricket scores!
While the folk at Bhaktiyog Society have cast aspersions on her craze forwards the game, the bigger problem that worries the Achrekar family is Meeraís still-single status. Love suddenly blossoms with heart-specialist, Dr Arjun Sachdeva and Meera realizes that perhaps there is more to life than praying for Team India and Anil Kumble! However, in between this fabulous exchange of text messages, Valentineís Day outings and walks along Chowpatty, she confesses to Arjun that she is already married-to cricket!!
So, while the maidenís heart beats for Anil Kumble and Indiaís fortunes, the more important question is: will Meera be able to commit to her non-striker beau and keep her prospective father-in-law at bay?
This seasonís most charming, reality-struck romance is here to warm your heart! Cross your fingers and pray that Meera doesnít have to choose between love and Anil Kumble!
Directed by Marathi cinemaís finest and most successful filmmaker, Chandrakant Kulkarni, with music by the phenomenally talented Sandesh Shandilya, written by Soumik Sen with dialogues by Ajit Dalvi, starring the lovely Mandira Bedi: Indian Cricketís First Woman, Anupam Kher: brilliant as ever, the stunning Mahesh Manjrekar and introducing the charming Eijaz Khan, MEERABAI NOT OUT! Is a marvelous whirlpool of talent. What makes it even more special is a special appearance by Charu Sharma and Anil Kumble in his first even Bollywood performance!
We have already briefed youíll about Mandira Bedi and Mahesh Manjrekarís characters, now check out the other two
Eijaz Khan as Arjun Awasthi:
While the folk at Bhaktiyog Society have cast aspersions on her craze towards the game, the bigger problem that worries the Achrekar family is Meeraís still-single status. Love suddenly blossoms with heart-specialist, Dr Arjun Awasthi and Meera realizes that perhaps there is more to life than praying for Team India and Anil Kumble! However, in between this fabulous exchange of text messages, Valentineís Day outings and walks along Chowpatty, she confesses to Arjun that she is already married-to cricket!
Anupam Kher as Dr. Awasthi:
Dr. Awasthi, Awasthi Senior, witnesses the effigy burning hysterical Meera scream on the road and is quite flummoxed and disgusted. Despite his fatherís outrage, Arjun hopes the face paint has camouflaged his belovedís countenance. Not quite though, till the day Arjun invites her over and Awasthi Senior discovers her explain betting techniques to Arjunís friends. He restrains his anger but itís quite obvious, that Meera Achrekar canít possibly be a bahu in this Maharashtrian family.