Opening this Friday Victory is directed by Ajitpal Mangat and stars Harman Baweja, Amrita Rao, Gulshan Glover and Anupam Kher. The film is all about Cricket and so also seen in the film are players from International Cricket teams including:
South Africa: Makhaya Ntini,Graeme Smith, Andre Nel
New Zealand: Martin Crowe
Pakistan: Shoaib Mallik, Umar GulSuhail, Tanvir Kamran, and AkmalWaquar Yunus
India: Dinesh Karthik, R.P. Singh, Praveen Kumar, Yusuf Pathan, Navjot Sidhu, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel, Sreesanth, Gautam Gambhir, Kapil Dev
Sri Lanka: Sanath Jayasurya, Lasith Malinga, Chaminda Vaas, Kumara Sangakkara
Australia: Brett Lee, Mike Hussey, Simon Katich, Stuart Clarke, Bra Hogg – Brad Haddin, Allan Border (Ex), Michael Slater (Ex).
In India, cricket is much much more than just a game; it is a passion, an obsession, a religion!
Millions of youngsters, in all the corners of the country, dream of playing for India! A dream which incredibly only ONE in every 100 MILLION realizes.
Victory is the story of a father, Ram Shekhawat, who saw such an impossible dream for his son! This is also the HEROIC story of his son Vijay Shekhawat.
Hailing from the small town of Jaisalmer, Vijay Shekhawat becomes India’s latest world-class batting sensation and is catapulted to superstardom!
But it is the glamour and the glitter of this very demi-god status that makes the young, vulnerable small-town boy Vijay stray from his true vocation of cricket. Unfortunately this leads to a loss of focus and to a miserable drop in his performance. But by the time Vijay realizes the error of his ways, it is too late and he finds himself thrown out of the Indian cricket team because of disciplinary reasons. Suddenly the hero of the cricket crazy India becomes a villain in everyone’s eyes. His father Ram Shekhawat’s dreams are shattered and suffers a paralytic stroke.
This tragedy awakens Vijay’s conscience and sense of honor. He wants to redeem himself in the eyes of his father and every Indian. Against great odds, he once again makes it back to the Indian team and gets to play in the finals of the Champion’s trophy against Australia where he plays a stellar role in enabling India to win the Trophy. Where in the emotionally moving final, in spite of being hospitalized mid-innings because of an injury, Vijay returns to bat, risking permanent injury, when India are nine down, to pull off an impossible victory against the world champion, Ricky Ponting’s Australia.
In this match Vijay Shekhawat fulfils his father’s dreams and enters the pantheon of Indian cricket.
If Goal was the definitive soccer film, and Bull Durham the definitive baseball film then Victory will be the definitive cricket film.
Synopsis courtesy of official site: http://victorythemovie.com