New Delhi: The first look of R Balki’s upcoming film ‘Ghoomer’ starring Abhishek Bachchan and Saiyami Kher, was unveiled on Monday. The film depicts an amputee female cricketer and her determination to play for the country, despite facing physical challenges.
According to the makers, the film narrates “a triumphant story of a paraplegic sportsperson (Kher), who excels as a cricketer under the guidance of her coach (Bachchan).”
The 34-second teaser starts with a voiceover saying, “Logically ek haath se koi desh ke liye khel sakta hai? No.”
The Reel video shows a glimpse of Saiyami as Anina, a paraplegic sportsperson, who has her right arm amputee, and is holding a cricket ball in her left hand. She is wearing a white sports uniform.
We then see a glimpse of Abhishek as a coach, in an intense and thoughtful look, wearing a black jipper, and a matching t-shirt and joggers.
The voiceover further can be heard saying, “Lekin ye life na logic ka khel nahi hai. Magic ka Khel hai.”
The scene then shows Abhishek resting his one hand on the shoulder of Saiyami’s character while she powerfully displays the determination of a specially-abled sportsperson.
The video shared by Abhishek is captioned as, “Lefty hai? Left hi hai”.
Written and directed by R Balki, the flick also stars Shabana Azmi and Angad Bedi in the pivotal roles.
The story revolves around Anina, a young woman batting prodigy who loses her right hand in an unfortunate accident on the eve of her international cricketing debut.
An unsympathetic, failed, and frustrated cricketer enters her life, gives her a new dream, and transforms her fate with the most innovative training to make her play for the Indian cricket team again as a bowler.
Ghoomer is the new style of bowling they invent to bamboozle the opposition.
The story is co-written by Balki, known for ‘Cheeni Kum’ and ‘Ki and Ka’, with Rahul Sengupta and Rishi Virmani.
‘Ghoomer’, which will open the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne on August 12, also stars Shabana Azmi and Angad Bedi in prominent roles.
The film is set to release on August 18, in cinemas.
Web Title – Abhishek Bachchan Turns Coach For Saiyami Kher In This Sports Drama Directed By R Balki