Ghoomer : R Balki directed sports drama starring Abhishek Bachchan and Saiyami Kher set for world premiere at IFFM Melbourne 2023
R Balki another unique concept is set to win hearts again. After Cheeni Kum, Paa, Ki & Ka, Padman and Chup Balki has spun another surprise –Ghoomer - a story of a paraplegic sportsperson who excels as a cricketer under the guidance of her coach.
Saiyami Kher plays the sporytsperson and Abhishek Bachchan plays the coach.
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) tkicks off from August 11th to 20th, 2023, promises to captivate audiences with an unforgettable opening night that sets the stage for a remarkable cinematic experience.
R Balki's Ghoomer will be the festival opener.
Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher, Angad Bedi, and Shabana Azmi, Ghoomer tells a triumphant story of a paraplegic sportsperson portrayed by Saiyami Kher, who excels as a cricketer under the guidance of her coach, played by Abhishek Bachchan.
R Balki and Abhishek Bachchan have been reportedly quoted jointly saying, “It’s indeed an honour and pleasure for us that Ghoomer will be the opening film at the IFFM. Ghoomer is a story of turning adversity into an advantage. A story of innovation when faced with extermination. Ghoomer is a tribute to Sport and the reservoir of human resilience. It’s only fitting for a film that believes that ‘Sport makes life worth living’ to be launched in the Sport capital of the world, Australia, the land of the MCG. Welcome to the first preview of Ghoomer”.
Adding to this, Saiyami Kher has been quoted saying, “ I am thrilled & extremely honoured that Ghoomer will be the opening film at IFFM. This is a film very very close to my heart. Playing a sport on screen was always my dream, I have been manifesting it since I started acting. I’m so glad it’s finally come true. For me, this film is much beyond the sport. It’s a story of triumph in extreme adversity. It has been the most physically and emotionally demanding film I have done. Feels extra special that people will be watching Ghoomer at IFFM for the first time. Couldn’t have asked for anything better coming to the land of the great Shayne Warne to showcase our film”.