In 2008, J. B. Bernstein is a sports agent who finds his business being seriously outplayed by his deep-pocketed competitors. Inspired by reality shows and Indian cricket games on TV, Bernstein gets the bold idea of finding cricket players in India and training them to become pro baseball players in America. After a long search, Bernstein finds two talented, but non-cricket playing, youths, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel. Together, Berthstein takes his prospects to Los Angeles where they find mastering a new sport in a foreign land a daunting challenge. As these boys struggle amid an alien culture, Bernstein must find a way to make their dream come true. In doing, Bernstein finds a deeper humanity to his work with growing friendships he never expected to have.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bill Paxton plays Tom House who not only consulted on the film, but was a real Major League pitcher and coach. House is known for two things in his career: as a coach with the Texas Rangers, he helped Nolan Ryan through the end of his Hall of Fame career. As a young pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, he was in the bullpen when Hank Aaron hit the home run that broke Babe Ruth's all-time career home run record. House is seen on film catching Aaron's ball, and is then seen at home plate fighting his way through a crowd of people to present Aaron with the ball after he has jogged the bases. See more »
When JB introduces the Indians to pizza, the pizza is definitely from Papa John's, as evidenced by the pizza delivery guy's uniform and the pizza boxes. However, when Rinku is grabbing the last slice of pizza from the box, he is grabbing a slice of New York-style (thin-crust) pizza. Papa John's only serves thick-crust pizza, not thin-crust. See more »
[referring to Cricket]
It looks like an insane asylum opened up and all the inmates were allowed to play.
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The CGI Disney castle opening has Indian music instead of the usual "When you wish upon a star" refrain. See more »
All I can say is that this film makes me proud to be an Indian!
Regardless of how people say the film was a Disney Film, predictable, etc, unaware of this true story, all I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed the film. Being an Indian student in America, the film connected me to my culture in India. The background music, the sentiment, and the portrayal of Indian traditions made me feel nostalgic of how I miss my home back in India. All I can say is that watching this movie made me feel like I was in India enjoying this experience with Rinku and Dinesh! The music was excellent. AR Rahman killing it as usual! Suraj Sharma has a bright acting future and Amit looked very cute. Excellent film! Go India!
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