Sachin Tendulkar and Wife at the Screening of “Ghoomer”
Abhishek Bachchan and Saiyami Kher's recent release, "Ghoomer," which hit theaters on August 18, has garnered positive attention not only from audiences but also from the cricket community. A special screening of the film was organized, graced by none other than Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali. The event included Saiyami Kher, the female lead who portrayed an inspiring story of a paraplegic sportswoman who defied all odds and transformed into a triumphant cricketer with the guidance of her coach.
On August 20, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali Tendulkar were captured attending a special screening of "Ghoomer," hosted by R Balki and Saiyami Kher. A video shared by a paparazzo on social media depicted the couple posing alongside actress Saiyami with cheerful smiles, while director R Balki also posed for the cameras. Sachin looked effortlessly stylish in a blue floral printed T-shirt and trousers, while Anjali wore a printed top and jeans. Saiyami embraced a cool look with a vest and black jeans.
Sachin Tendulkar immediately showered the film with praises, calling it "truly inspirational" and "authentic.”
Tendulkar took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the film and lauded the performances of the actors and the direction of Balki. The Master Blaster penned his thoughts, expressing, "Really enjoyed watching #Ghoomer by #RBalki. It was truly inspirational and should be watched by all youngsters. @juniorbachchan was fantastic as the Coach, @SaiyamiKher looked very authentic, her love for Cricket and her ability to understand the character was amazing. @Imangadbedi was perfect as her constant support and @AzmiShabana ji’s one-liners made my day. Simply loved the film.”
“Ghoomer” also found appreciation from seasoned cricketer Virender Sehwag and cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle.
Virender Sehwag expressed his enjoyment of the film, stating, "Really enjoyed watching the film ‘Ghoomer’. Cricket, inspiration, and emotions are overflowing. Take your tears with you to the theater."
In his comprehensive review of Ghoomer, Harsha Bhogle praised Abhishek Bachchan for his "exceptional performance." Bhogle highlighted, "Then there was Abhishek Bachchan. I think he lives the role of the coach. I love the way Abhishek marred the two into his character. I could recognize a couple of cricketers within the character that Abhishek plays, but I'll leave it for you to decide. But needless to say, he is outstanding, especially in the first half.”
The film's main actors, Abhishek and Saiyami, made visits to theaters in Mumbai to gauge the audience's reactions to Ghoomer. They engaged with the viewers, interacting, signing autographs, and taking selfies. Some fans even hailed Abhishek as a 'rockstar' and encouraged his more frequent appearances in movies.
Abhishek posted a video from one of these visits, expressing his heartfelt appreciation, “My heartfelt thanks to all of you who came together and shared your love. Being a part of this was truly touching and meant a lot to me.”
"Ghoomer" has garnered favorable reviews from both critics and audiences, commending its authentic depiction of cricket, its inspirational theme, and impressive acting. The movie hit Indian theaters on August 18.