Ghoomer Movie Review: Story, Performances & Direction & More

Abhishek Bachchan has always been associated with films that are heavy on the topic, and his upcoming film is no different. Bachchan portrays a cricket coach in the upcoming sports drama Ghoomer. Ghoomer is the true story of Olympic medalist Kroly Takcs served as the basis for the movie, and based on the Ghoomer trailer, the film appears to be worth seeing. The narrative of Anina, who is regarded as a young batting prodigy, is told in the movie. However, when she is involved in an accident and loses her right hand, things take a dramatic turn. When a harsh, unsuccessful cricketer gives her fresh hope, she decides to give up on playing the game altogether. He decides to teach her unusual tactics and create a novel bowling motion.

Ghoomer Movie Review: Script Analysis

Taking a page from the late athlete who endured a hand injury and went on to win two Olympic gold medals, R Balki, Rahul Sengupta, and Rishi Virmani co-wrote the movie. The script’s primary flaw is that it focuses more on the journey of the inebriated player-turned-coach than it does on the player herself. If you recall anything about Shreyas Talpades Iqbal and Deepika Padukone’s Lafangey Parindey, this is their unofficial love child. 

Balki’s preference for Abhishek’s tune offers the audience something to anticipate, but it also takes them away from the movie’s core message. The film’s USP is its depiction of cricket, which is extremely slow-paced and never really excites you to care about the result.

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Ghoomer Movie Review: Storyline And Critique

Anina Saiyami Kher, a rising female cricketer, is introduced in the first half of the movie and is introduced as someone who will stop at nothing to fulfill her dream of playing for the Indian cricket team. However, the first half of the movie starts off slowly and has way too much detail. 

Anina succeeds in joining the squad with the help of her Dadi Shaban Azmi and Jeet Angad Bedi, a childhood buddy. Anina and her loved one’s season of joy, however, was short-lived as she tragically lost her arm in an accident. The movie abruptly ramps up the pace as it enters the second half. While Abhishek Bachchan had his share of memorable moments in the first half, his Padam Singh Sodhi Paddy persona hadn’t yet been fully developed.

Ghoomer Movie Review: Performances

Saiyami Kher captures audiences’ hearts with her portrayal of an innocent young woman who is trying to establish her name but ends up becoming the victim of a catastrophe. As Anina’s mentors, Abhishek Bachchan and Shabana Azmi have done an amazing job. The roles of Shabana and Abhishek are complete opposites, with Shabana guiding the girl in the first half and Abhishek in the second. Angad Bedi, while having a small screen presence, did a great job of making us smile in the supporting part of a boy who is in love. Every significant character in Balki’s film was thoroughly developed, and Amitabh Bachchan made a cameo as a commentator and “true Indian.”

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Ghoomer Movie Review: Direction, Music

R Balki keeps up his mediocre form after a good Padman and the “second-half mess” Chup. Except for Abhishek’s character in the movie, he uses a formula to mask his true-to-life sports movie. This is a mash-up of old tales; there is nothing novel about an ambitious disabled athlete who is encouraged to make a comeback by a failing athlete.

The soundtrack by Amit Trivedi is unmemorable, much like the movie. The title track’s hook is memorable, but the cheesy visuals detract from its impact. Apart from Swanand Kirkire’s Purnaviram, which is a good situational track, nothing else really works.


A sports drama called Ghoomer is based on the real-life experiences of Olympic medallist Kroly Takcs. In the movie, Abhishek Bachchan plays a cricket coach who helps Anina (Saiyami Kher), a young woman, recover from a career-ending injury and return to play. The script for the movie has drawn flak for emphasizing Abhishek Bachchan’s persona too much and not enough of Anina’s. Saiyami Kher and Shabana Azmi in particular have received accolades for their roles in the cast. Formulaic direction by R. Balki has also drawn criticism. However, Amit Trivedi’s soundtrack for the movie has received appreciation for its memorable songs.

Ghoomer is a mixed bag all around. Although it has some excellent performances and a touching plot, the generic storyline and direction let it down.

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