An over confident cricketer who ruins his career must prove his worth by starting all over again



(dialogue script), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dishkiyaoon (2014)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Viki wants to become a legend and gain respect.

Director: Sanamjit Singh Talwar
Stars: Harman Baweja, Harsh Chhaya, Sunny Deol
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A young man has only ten days to locate his soulmate as dictated by the stars, otherwise he could lose a fortune. He thus embarks on a journey through love, looking through twelve girls to find the one who fits his horoscope.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Stars: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra, Anjan Srivastav
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

After his script is plagiarized, and he is forced to marry, an unemployed movie writer self-destructs.

Director: Neeraj Vora
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Amrita Rao
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Deprived of playing football by oppressive British, children decide to join a group of freedom fighters.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sikander Kher
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A feisty cricket-expert Punjabi girl enters the men's cricket team to play in a cricket tournament between Indian and Pakistani local teams; however, she is in a predicament when she falls for her handsome cricket coach.

Director: Anurag Singh
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Anupam Kher
Ishq Vishk (2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Rajiv Mathur decides to go conditionally steady with fellow collegian, Payal, so that be can be permitted to go on an outing. Payal accepts, and accompanies him. During the outing, he gets ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Ghosh
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao, Shenaz Treasury
Animation | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The sacrifices of the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji (tenth guru of Sikhs) - Baba Ajit Singh ji, Baba Jujhar Singh ji, Baba Zorawar Singh ji and Baba Fateh Singh ji.

Director: Harry Baweja
Stars: Om Puri, Harman Baweja
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Riya lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Mumbai and works as an Assistant Director for a movie producer, Bharucha. After the passing of her mother, she is consoled by a young man, Anthony ... See full summary »

Director: Eeshwar Nivas
Stars: Nikhil Dwivedi, Amrita Rao, Mithun Chakraborty
Victory (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Axel Heyst lives on a secluded island near the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya. The year is 1913. While on personal business to the port, he visits the hotel owned by racist German ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Peploe
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Irène Jacob
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A common man works as a tax collector in a small city. A TV journalist uncovers the mysterious hero's back story.

Director: Anil Sharma
Stars: Sunny Deol, Amrita Rao, Urvashi Rautela
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

With the help of his uncle, a man travels to the future to try and bring his girlfriend back to life.

Director: Harry Baweja
Stars: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani
Athidhi (2007)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

While the nation is terrorized by a slew of kidnappings and murders, a young woman falls in love with a mysterious man; not realizing that he is the one who went to jail for the murder of her parents, thirteen years earlier.

Director: Reddy Surender
Stars: Mahesh Babu, Amrita Rao, Baby Anni


Cast overview, first billed only:
Vijay Shikhawat
Allan Border ...
Mike Hussey ...
Simon Jones ...
Brett Lee ...
Tony Greig ...
Sajid Mahmood ...
Dmitri Mascerhanes ...
Waqar Younus ...
Brad Hogg ...
Michael Slater ...
Smita Hai ...
Ram Shikhawat
Arun Bakshi ...


An over confident cricketer who ruins his career must prove his worth by starting all over again

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

one word title | See All (1) »


Drama | Sport


See all certifications »





Release Date:

30 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Victory: From Ashes to Glory  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


Anil Kapoor was signed for Gulshan Grover's role but opted out due to realizing the role was too small. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The underdog pulls an upset Victory...
11 January 2010 | by (Bermuda) – See all my reviews

Going into the film I had absolutely no expectations...I tend to find any hyped bollywood movie to be overly hyped and full of rubbish. But I was left surprised, very pleasantly surprised and that was a good thing. There's nothing worse than having to sit through a movie with no expectations and get what you expect...

Sure there are flaws in this movie...Vijay's historic rise as a top class batsman is quite unbelievable given that he's goes straight from a virtual nobody to being the hero of the nation in one series...Not to mention the high scores he was achieving...Having watched cricket games it's not all fours, sixes and slogs always...not in ODIs. It's a different matter if we were talking about 20/20 but the game in this movie was ODI and not 20/20. If you want to get technical you've got to consider the weather, the state of the pitch, the ball etc etc. But we'll ignore these. Even so I'm sure the likes of Tendulkar, Dravid and Yuvraj would love to post consistent numbers as Vijay starts off with...

If the script lapsed in notable fashion it would have to be the transition of Vijay from earnest hardworking, straight laced batsman to playboy, rich kid snob. This faux pas could have been forgiven in the 80s when this sort of thing might have been the norm but sportmen of today are a different breed. They watch what they eat and do, how they act, what actions you perform. The eyes of the public, thanks to the scrutiny of the media, is piercing and unyielding. How Vijay can allow himself to act like a 70s rock star is nonsensical and the transition from one extreme to the other shows a one dimensional thought from the director and writers. Are there any cricketers who act like that today? Would that sort of behaviour be tolerated for an extended period of time? The flow of the movie is decent- there is thankfully not too many moments of over melodrama though the tense ending is quite a stretch.

Acting wise not many complaints. Harman Baweja is okay but at least he takes to the batsman role quite well having done some background research and practicing the swings and poses. At times he looks like a real player but we'll ignore the stupendous amount of sixes he hits. Amrita Rao had a small role but and she was okay. She's quite the expert in playing the friend whose girlfriend/love potential is never realized till the last third of the movie.

Victory is very much like Chak De India though thankfully there's no shah rukh khan to overact and spoil the flow and energy. So far it is the best cricket movie to be made thus far with the exception of the excellent Iqbal. Hopefully there will be others good ones to come forth, just as I hope there will be other football movies to outshine the terrible Goal movie and its subsequent sequels.

Who should watch this? Everyone- it might get a bit slow at times but at the end you won't really find a reason to account for the lost time.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Victory (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: