Bandon Mein Tha Dum: Rousing Salute To The Incredible Team India
What: Bandon Mein Tha Dum – Neeraj Pandey gives a rousing account of Team India’s incredible and historic triumph at Gaba during the India Australia tour in 2020/21.
The triumph by the team of youngsters led by Ajinkya Rahane that wrote history as they lifted the Border Gavaskar trophy 1920/21.
Bringing India’s biggest passion that transcends religion and other barriers – cricket and cinema Neeraj Pandey earnestly documents the journey of Team India’s unforgettably incredible 2020/21 cricket triumph during the India Australia tour in 2020/21 - the Border Gavaskar trophy 1920/21.
Coming at a time when the world was fighting the deadly Covid in India and other parts of the world.
There are great documentaries on cricket - James Erskine's From the Ashes ( about Ian Botham's terrific role in winning the Ashes in the early 1980s, and of course Fire In Babylon by Stevan Riley - the outstanding story of the mighty West Indies dominance in world cricket during the 70’s led by Clive Lloyd.
Bandon Mein Tha Dum is riveting, telling the story of the Indian cricket team facing pathetic humiliation in the second test getting all out at an all time low and then coming back as determined and aggressive winners.
Bandon Mein Tha Dum is rousing as the triumph of team India at Gabba is without its stalwart captain– Virat Kohli, the undforgettabble day of reckoning for Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav etc.
A motivational account of triumph, written off, ridiculed and insulted after the worst batting display, how the young and very less experienced Indian cricket team got united to assert their pride and to recover the dignity and retain the Border Gavaskar trophy for the third time in a row.
How Ajinkya Rahane and his team silenced those critics all over that included some seniors from the cricket fraternity s well.
There is no bigger emotion than playing for India and winning keeping aside all personal gains, losses – the touching story of Mohammed Siraj will bring tears.
Bandon Mein Tha Dum has interviews, match footage and less behind the scenes. Interviews from cricket fans, lovers, the family of the players who brought India the triumph, reactions from the Indian team, Virat Kohli, Sachin, Dhoni are missing.
The remorse of the disastrous collapse of the Indian batting order could have been shared in more detail manner that would have added extra shine to the glory.
Bandon Mein Tha Dum is an honest and rousing account of Team India’s 2020/21 historic triumph against the powerful Australia. And the best part is – it’s a test cricket triumph = the fading glory of test cricket got a new life and hope during the Covid pandemic. Life and sports are not about winning, it’s about hope, Bandon Mein Tha Dum is a great story of hope as well.