Time Out says
Kukunoor’s fifth film tells a familiar tale of a youngster overcoming his humble origins to follow his dreams – a sort of ‘Billy Elliot’ with balls. And despite a few flaws – the father’s hostility to cricket is not entirely convincing and a scheming selector’s character borders on the stereotypical Bolly-baddie – Kukunoor has delivered a charming feelgood film. This is largely down to his charismatic cast, who win us over with their intense, poignant performances. The result is often superbly entertaining.
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