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‘Iqbal’ screened at Bharat Bhavan
A Hindi film ‘Iqbal’ showcasing the aspiration and dream of a deaf and dumb boy to make it big in cricket was screened at Bharat Bhavan on Monday.
Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor the movie Iqbal features Shreyas Talpade, Shweta Prasad and Naseeruddin Shah as the protagonists of the movie.
The story revolves around a young boy Iqbal who aspires to become a cricketer and play for team India. He is a cricket-obsessed deaf and mute boy from a remote Indian village. However, he is discouraged by his father who thinks that Iqbal's daydreams are a waste of time.
Iqbal's sister, Khadija (Shweta Prasad), however, helps him try out for a nearby academy run by Guruji (Girish Karnad), an influential former India captain, who accepts him for his talent. But, when Iqbal competes with a rich boy, Kamal he is thrown out by Guruji out of fear of Kamal's father, who bankrolls the academy.
Iqbal seeks help from the local drunkard, Mohit (Naseeruddin Shah), who was once a great cricketer and persuades him to be his coach. Mohit trains Iqbal and gets him a place on the Andhra Pradesh Ranji Trophy team, despite Iqbal not having any previous cricketing experience.
Iqbal plays marvelously for the team, ends up winning the match. Surprisingly he also impresses the on looking national team selector Kapil Dev and wins a place in the Indian national cricket team. In the end Iqbal is shown donning the Indian Cricket Team's Blue Jersey and walking in the ground to make his international debut.
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