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Victory (2009)

Victory2009

Victory (2009) is a 2009 Indian cricket-based sports film starring Harman Baweja, Amrita Rao and Anupam Kher. It is Harman Baweja’s second release after his debut film Love Story 2050, which performed very badly at the box office. The movie was filmed in Australia and India, and is said to be one of Bollywood’s most expensive movies to date. Victory tells the story of a struggling cricketer who defies all odds to realize an almost impossible dream.

Plot

The story revolves around the life of Vijay Shekhawat (Harman Baweja) and his father Ram Shekhawat (Anupam Kher). Ram has great aspirations for his son Vijay, who he dreams will play for the Indian cricket team one day. His dream eventually comes true when Vijay makes it to the Indian team. His childhood friend Nandini (Amrita Rao) has believed in him since the very first time he spoke the name of cricket and never ever doubted him. However, this happiness is short-lived as Vijay soon loses his place in the team, as well as the respect he has earned, when he lets his new-found fame get the better of him.

Vijay soon discovers how quickly the media and the public can make a villain out of a hero. Unable to bear the shock and humiliation, Ram suffers a brain hemorrhage. Nandini takes the responsibility to care for Ram and take in Vijay. Vijay and Nandini fly to Australia to have surgery on his back.The surgery is successful and Vijay soon realises that Nandini his childhood friend could be his life partner. He grows feelings towards her but Nandini is still healing after Vijay’s bad side took over and is finding it hard to trust him and behave like his true best friend again and act like old times. They return back to Jaisalmer and Vijay vows to be a better cricketer for his country. He proves himself to his father and Nandini that he can play for his country and his coach relies on him too. He gets selected once again to play in the major international cricket tournament, he earns himself an injury whilst playing but vows to still play no matter his health. He wins the cricket tournament and returns to his hometown Jaisalmer, to see his dada and Nandini. Vijay and his dad reconcile and just when everything is going fine Ram dies in Vijay’s arms. They hold the funeral and we see Vijay and Nandini comforting each other in the end scene. We assume they get together. And it finishes with Vijay once again playing in a cricket tournament and playing for his country, Dada and his religion.

Cast

Harman Baweja as Vijay Shikhawat
Amrita Rao as Nandini
Smita Hai as Shakuntala
Anupam Kher as Ram Shikhawat
Arun Bakshi as Chander
Anupam Maanav as Chutku
Tinnu Anand as Vedpal
Gulshan Grover as Andy Singh
Dipti Mehta as Gauri
Dalip Tahil as Dilip Malhotra
Jane Thomson as Maria
Ishant Malhotra as Harman double
Krishna Bhatt as Jaiselmer fast
Alan Border as Himself
Mike Hussey as Himself
Simon Jones as Himself
Brett Lee as Himself
Tony Greig as Himself
Sajid Mahmood as Himself
Dmitri Mascerhanes as Himself
Waqar Younus as Himself
Brad Hogg as Himself
Michael Slater as Himself
Kamran Akmal as Himself
Rao Iftekar as Himself
Sanath Jayasuriya as Himself
Dean Jones as Himself – Cricket Commentator
Dinesh Karthik as Himself
Simon Katich as Himself
Praveen Kumar as Himself
Dilhara Fernando as. Himself
Farveez Maharoof as Himself
Shoaib Mallik as Himself
Ajantha Mendes as Herself
Albee Morkel as Himself
Morne Morkel as Himself
Muttiah Muralitharan as Himself
Andre Nel as Himself
Yusuf Pathan as Himself
Ramesh Powar as Himself
Singh R.P. as Himself
Kumar Sangakara as Himself
Navjot Singh Sidhu as Himself
Harbhajan Singh as Himself
Maninder Singh as Himself – Cricket Commentator
Pankaj Singh as Himself
Graeme Smith as Himself
Pat Symcox as Himself
Sohail Tanvir as Himself
Chaminda Vaas as Himself
Atul Wasson as Himself – Cricket Commentator

Sound Tracks

“Aisa Toh Socha Na Tha”
Written by Amitabh Varma
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Kay Kay
Music Label T-Series

“Balla Utha Chhakka Laga”
Written by Syed Gulrez
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh, Daler Mehndi
Music Label T-Series

“Maza Aa Gaya”
Written by Syed Gulrez
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Sonu Nigam, Suresh Wadkar, Sudesh Bhosle, Altaf Raja, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Sumitra Iyer
Music Label T-Series

“Money Money”
Written by Syed Gulrez
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Anushka Manchanda, Krishna
Music Label T-Series

“Tu Ne Re”
Written by Syed Gulrez
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Shaan
Music Label T-Series

“Victory”
Written by Syed Gulrez
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Dibyendu Mukherji
Music Label T-Series

“We Love Kriket”
Written by Syed Gulrez
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Kailash Kher
Music Label T-Series

Reviewed by ChathuRangA on 02 January 2011

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