Renowned cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle has offered his perspective on the upcoming Bollywood film ‘Ghoomer,’ directed by acclaimed filmmaker R Balki. The movie, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Saiyami Kher in lead roles, is set to hit theaters on August 18. Notable actors Shabana Azmi and Angad Bedi also play significant roles in the film.
‘Ghoomer’ follows the journey of a female cricketer portrayed by Saiyami, who faces the challenge of reclaiming her place in the Indian national cricket team after losing her arm in an accident. Abhishek Bachchan, essaying the role of a cricket coach, experiences a life-altering transformation upon encountering the determined paraplegic player.
In a video shared by Hope Productions, the film’s producers, Harsha Bhogle shared his thoughts after watching the movie. He expressed a mix of excitement and curiosity before offering high praise for the performances delivered by Abhishek and Saiyami.
“I went to see a movie recently and I went with a combination of excitement and unease. It’s not just Saiyami – who is a proper cricketer. She’s an actor, but she’s also a proper cricketer. So there was never going to be any doubt about that,” Harsha Bhogle commented.
“Then there was Abhishek Bachchan. I think he lives the role of the coach. Sometimes you can have a coach who’s trying to motivate a player, whether it’s the hard way or the soft way, but sometimes the lines can appear a little straight out of a motivational lecture. I love the way Abhishek married the two into his character. I could recognize a couple of cricketers within the character that Abhishek plays, but I’ll leave it for you to decide. But needless to say, he is outstanding, especially in the first half,” Harsha Bhogle shared.
Was intrigued by a cricket film #GhoomerInCinemas which had people I knew @SaiyamiKher @Imangadbedi @juniorbachchan and made by Balki. Particularly by how they would do the cricket parts. Some thoughts on the film #Ghoomer pic.twitter.com/bXjlOxHapU
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 16, 2023
Amitabh Bachchan expressed his gratitude to Bhogle on Instagram, writing, “My gratitude Harsha Bhogle ji .. couldn’t agree with you more.” Abhishek also acknowledged the commentary, stating, “This is amazing. Thank you so much @bhogle_harsha ji.”
Saiyami, portraying the central character in ‘Ghoomer,’ disclosed that she drew inspiration from the legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh’s battle with cancer to prepare for her role. The actress, aged 31, revealed that she had met Yuvraj Singh while getting ready for her role in the movie.
— Abhishek 𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧 (@juniorbachchan) August 16, 2023
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