Drama - Development 2010

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama, Family
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Bhairavi PATEL, Raiomond MIRZA, Renu PATEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Renu PATEL (Kaybee Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • Parminder returns home from university, after completing his degree, with the intention of taking over the family restaurant from his widowed mother, Jai, having given up on his life-long dream of playing cricket professionally.
      When his Jai threatens to sell the restaurant unless Parminder chooses to pursue his dream of playing cricket, he turns to his father’s old friend and local cricketing hero, Faisal Ali.
      Faisal has since become a philandering and cynical individual due to prejudices he faced from England cricket team selectors, when he was a young player. He reluctantly agrees to help Parminder by attempting to contact old, forgotten colleagues to do him a favour. However, he is turned down by almost everyone.
      Faisal’s old flame, Patricia, who chairs a local cricket club, is persuaded into letting Parminder join the underdog team if Faisal will coach them. Parminder meets Catherine, Patricia’s daughter, who has quite an affect on him. With Parminder on the team, he raises their profile and local reporters eventually take notice.
      Despite failing at any attempts with Catherine, Parminder is soon selected by Surrey County Club, and thereafter, invited by selectors to join the England Cricket team in a One Day International against India. One of the selectors, Charles ‘Charlie’ Beckworth, is dubious about having Parminder on the team.
      During the match, Parminder is run out, losing the game for England. Beckworth suggests to colleagues that perhaps the young player got out on purpose so that the Indian team would win. The press pick up on Beckworth’s comments and a media frenzy ensues, painting Parminder as a victim of racism from England selectors. Matters aren’t helped when best friend Alex’s lost mobile phone is found with footage of Parminder showing support for the Indian cricket team, resulting in some reporters siding with Beckworth.
      Parminder finds the media intrusion unbearable and gives up cricket altogether and confining himself to managing his mother’s restaurant.
      Faisal and Jai are witness to Parminder’s unhappiness and other people keep trying to push him into facing the reporters and getting back into cricket. After some time, Parminder can no longer keep his passion for the sport suppressed.
      With the support of Faisal, Jai and Alex, Parminder makes it back onto the county team, handles the press, and gets the girl.
      Soon enough, Parminder has been selected by England once more, and he greets the crowds at Lord’s, as one of the opening batsmen in a One Day International match.
    • Partners & financing
    • Finance already attached.
    • Production schedule
    • Prep: May/June
      Shoot: July/August
      Post: September-November
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2010