4.0 / 5
Kaun Pravin Tambe? based on the life of cricketer Pravin Tambe who made history when he was selected to the IPL at the age of 41. Tambe hadn’t even played at National or Ranji level before that, although he was known. coming widely in the cricket club world. He was a wild card that came through, picking up a hat-trick against the KKR team in his first game. He went on to be the player with the most goals in the tournament that year. He then realized his dream of becoming a Ranji player for Mumbai. He has played in the T10 and Caribbean Premiere League and is still actively involved with cricket aged 50 and up. His is a baseless story waiting to be told and director Jayprad Desai has done a great job of making it into celluloid.
Pravin Tambe (Shreyas Talpade) is portrayed as a young man who is loved by everyone for his good looks. He grew up loving cricket with all his heart and mind. Interestingly, he does not dream of playing for the Indian cricket team but wants to be a part of the Mumbai Ranji team when he grows up. He is a great cricketer. The sassy boy has the fun idea of gathering with his friends in a little girl and just playing sports all day long. Director Jayprad Desai introduces us to the world of leagues like the Times Shield and Kanga League, where the heart of Mumbai’s cricket really bleeds. Players who play in such tournaments do not endorse international brands, live in high-end homes or have their own coaches guide them every step of the way. They are men with day jobs as secretaries, supervisors, salespeople or even bartenders. They play sports for sheer passion. More often than not, they are sought after by various companies for their proficiency in the sport. They can stand side by side with the giants, but fate must live in their shadow.
Playing under the tutelage of a lethargic boss (Arif Zakaria), Pravin helps his team reach the final of the club tournament but even his best efforts are thwarted by the scouts. choose in Mumbai to ignore. He doesn’t give up on his dream, despite the difficulties. He lost his job and had to be unable to do odd jobs, even flirting as a waiter in a dance bar. But he continued to play at exciting cricket tournaments, winning numerous awards. Fortune shines on him in the form of former teammate Abey Kuruvilla (Nitin Rao), who invites him to work as a building supervisor at a stadium. He returned to playing in the club league, helping his team to top Group A. He began working with bowling coach Vidyadhar Paradkar (Ashish Vidyarthi) who asked him to change from a mid-tempo athlete to a spinning bowler. That’s when he started to have more success as a pitcher and was eventually selected for the IPL. As written earlier, his first season for the Rajasthan Royals was nothing short of magical. The underling finally defeated his evil and won.
Thankfully, director Jayprad Desai and his screenwriters didn’t write a melodrama but kept the process light, using humor to lighten the situation when things got heavy. masonry. What shines through is Pravin’s never-dead spirit, his ability to find the positive in any situation.
Life offers us both heroes and villains. If the heroes in Pravin’s life are his supportive father and brother, then the villain is sports journalist Rajat Sanyal (Parambrata Chatterjee), who is never convinced of Pravin’s talent and always has negative view of him. Rajat’s transformation into a supporter is one of the most moving scenes in the film. Parambrata is an underrated actor that should be watched often. The scene where he humiliates Pravin for working in a dance bar is done through subtle gestures. Nothing much is said but very strong intentions. The main cast of the film is as hard as the main character. Aashish Vidyarthy is a strict coach who only cares about his student’s well-being. Powerhouses Anjali Patil and Chhaya Kadam play Pravin’s wife and mother respectively and are the essence of a caring wife and mother. They nag him constantly but their love and care is also genuine.
The film belongs to Shreyas Talpade. He started his journey as a cricketer in Iqbal (2005). It was considered one of the best roles of his life and now life turns 17 years later. Shreyas lives and breathes his character. We see him go through every range of emotions Pravin Tambe goes through as he struggles with failure over and over again. His eyes never lose their determination and always have a ready smile on his lips. Shreyas makes you a fan of Pravin and the joy of him scoring a hattrick can really be felt.
Director Jayprad Desai has brought us a vibrant humanities film under the guise of a sports biopic. You won’t see the great feats of sports here. It’s a movie about an ordinary man who strictly accepts things his way and just goes from one foot to the other in hopes of one day crossing the line to victory. It may not get you hooked on cricket but will certainly make you see life with fresh eyes…
Trailer: Kaun Pravin Tambe?
Pallabi Dey Purkayastha, April 1, 2022, 1:20 PM IST
3.5 / 5
STORY: Despite his age – and society’s perception of what is considered ‘normal’ – Pravin Tambe (Shreyas Talpade) becomes the first Indian cricketer to make his international debut at the age of 40. Please Note: Tambe’s story is not for conformists, but believers in the magic of a promising tomorrow: rain or shine.
REVIEW: In spirituality, it is said that once a conscious creator sets an intention, he/she manifests steadfast faith — even if their present is shaky — until the wish comes true. want that to manifest in the physical world. If that theory were to be tested, Pravin Tambe would be a living embodiment of that. At the age of 41, the real-life cricketer kicked off his international ticketing career with the Indian Premier League (IPL). No, he didn’t want gold or riches, just played the Ranji Trophy he coveted once.
Jayprad Desai’s sports drama – despite a few omissions – proves that when it comes to breaking out of obscurity, age is never an obstacle. One’s beliefs against that possibility are.
Be it the track to riches or the premise of a quintessentially stubborn sportsman entering the mainstream scene against all odds, these stories often start at the end or vice versa. However, this part opens with the back of a mysterious man — who turns out to be Parambrata Chattopadhyay, later — in Nauvari sari, nathni and a pose that suggests he’s going to break into a Lavani (Maharasthrian dance, if you’re wondering) at any time. The element of intrigue is established right in that frame. Then the story goes back to the origin of that first scene, which revolved around a Pravin Tambe in the 80s, 90s up to the time he scored a hat-trick in 2014.
Thanks to the all-round player popularity mentioned, unlike ‘Dangal’, among others, Desai doesn’t need to hype him up before throwing in that (good drama) climax. But, he did. In an effort to distance himself and avoid comparisons with other sports sagas, writer Kiran Yadnyopavit has taken the script into the intriguing pitfalls of emotional domination over technical details. Cinematically speaking, the duo needs to show more confidence in the source material and might start with the politics of the game: an open secret. And then goes on to show off the moral dilemmas of the man inside the cricket. It’s an argument, an elderly mother twisting and turning the uncertainty swirling over her son’s head, and a wife raising three children — two of age, and a third. negate. Unorthodox stories require unique storytelling and ‘Kaun Pravin Tambe?’ Deserves better, narration wise. That, and exaggerated background point.
No one was surprised, however, when Shreyas Talpade disguised most of the inconsistencies with her manageable rage and hopeless optimism. Of course, as a Marathi, the actor glides into the everyday Mumbaikar life with the utmost ease. In one scene, after being rebuked by her arch-nemesis, Talpade’s Tambe vents her years of pent-up frustration in a closet, surrounded by powdered faces – perhaps someone who wants to be back. actors and another a singer, all of whom work in dance bars Now; must be the early 2000s — and he thrives. That scene should have been the show thief, instead of us watching him mourn his fading dreams in the distance. After his impressive performance in a similar arrangement in ‘Iqbal’, this was a missed opportunity. Unfortunately!
In recent years, Parambrata has carved out a niche for itself as the second wheel star of the viable art scene for the protagonist. In ‘Tambe’ we marvel at his scope as an actor with a bit of gray to his on-screen character. Ashish Vidyarthi plays an upbeat coach who is another character who is neither black nor white. Playing Mrs. Tambe in the film is Anjali Patil: a clean, confident avatar. Not that we expected anything less from her.
Unless you’re venturing into the sports biography genre with ‘Kaun Pravin Tambe?’ – let’s be honest here – it won’t wow you. What it will do is inject new enthusiasm into pursuing your own dreams, and that is an accomplishment in itself. After all, as Vidyarthi said, “Life Hi match, all you need is a good ending. “