Sachin: A Billion Dreams, a docu-drama that chronicles the journey of Sachin Tendulkar hit the theatres this Friday (May 26), and needless to say, the cricketing legend’s legion of fans from all over the world are frolicking to the theatres to witness his journey on the big screen. The film, which was released in over 2400 screens in India and 400 screens overseas opened to a decent occupancy of 40 percent. As a result, the movie has earned Rs 8.40 crore at the domestic box office on its first day, which is quite impressive considering it’s a docu-drama and not a commercial Bollywood film. Since there is no other major Hindi movie release this week, Sachin: A Billion Dreams is expected to do good business over the weekend.

 

A grand premiere was held for Sachin: A Billion Dreams, which was attended by a galaxy of Bollywood celebs. Amitabh, Aihwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Kriti Sanon, Sushant Singh Rajput, Anushka Sharma along with Virat Kohli, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor along with the whole Indian cricket team attended the do. ALSO READSachin A Billion Dreams SPOILER ALERT: 5 secrets we learnt about Sachin Tendulkar after watching the film

India.com film critic, Smrity Sharma watched the film and here’s what she had to say about it. “It is interesting to note here that the director doesn’t make it an exasperating affair by abrupt flashbacks or sudden shifts between the highs and lows of Sachin’s journey as a cricketer and the present day Sachin Tendulkar – the legend as we know him. The film flows smoothly from one milestone to the next, keeping you gripped and entertained. A fan or not – Sachin: A Billion Dreams is a must watch for every Indian. It will inspire you to chase your dreams and fill your heart with immense pride.” You can read the full movie review of Sachin: A Billion Dreams right here.

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