I have always found sports-related movies to be inspiring (Iqbal, Lagaan, Chak De) – it surely boosts my morale.
The movie plot is simple – a girl is very interested in cricket and she is actually a very good player. She dresses like a man and gets into the team, saves the match, a few songs here and there and all ends well.
In my earlier organization, of which thatscricket was part of, it was managed by two members – both women. ThatsCricket is now Oneindia’s cricket channel.
Sometime in 1999 our employees had arranged for a cricket match and I landed there only to see one of the girls was thrashing the ball all over the ground. Our boys were seen frantically running, gasping this batswoman! I asked around “Who is she? How come she plays so well?” They told me “She is Mamatha Maben, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team!”. I wasn’t aware we had such a high profile employee amongst us. Currently, she coaches the Chinese cricket team.
The other team member was Niveditha Aluri who was also a team member of the Indian women’s cricket team.
When I say I can relate to this movie, I mean I have worked with two women cricket players. And they did their job well for sure.