Shreyas Talpade leads biopic of a cricketer out on HOTSTAR
Kaun Pravin Tambe? is based on the inspiring true story of the Maharashtra-born Tambe who had never played first-class cricket and had tried hard to get a Ranji selection for years
Picked at the age of 41 by the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL – the sport’s most high-profile platform in the present day – and later making it to the Ranji stage too.
Kon Praveen Tambe starring Shreyas Talpade is an inspiring tale of perseverance, passion for the game and a refusal to retire dreams.
Kaun Pravin Tambe? is modest in its narrative style, but not in its length. In an attempt to provide a rounded portrait, the 133-minute film devotes several scenes to the Tambe family dynamic
Kaun Pravin Tambe? also offers some solid insights into lower-middle-class Mumbai, never more so than in the hilarious yet poignant scene on the night of the hero’s and his brother’s joint wedding.
Kaun Pravin Tambe? isn’t as unwatchable as the recent Hindi sports biopics such as Saina and Rashmi Rocket—remember those?—but it isn’t much better.
As slow-burning as Pravin Tambe’s feat at times, the biopic nevertheless works as an ode to thinking small and scoring big
It pieces together a fascinating life story that is much more about dour tenacity than about flashy achievements and staggering statistics.