The story is simple. A talented boy, a doting father and a grumpy grandpa stay together. The boy is a cricketing genius and his father wants him to go to a camp at Lords. For that he needs a big amount of cash, which he is not able to raise by legal ways. So, what will he do? The only option he has is to ask Sachin Tendulkar to lend his Ferrari for a day to a local politician! Protracted enough, he manages to do the same, with loads of bumps in the way. But all’s well, that ends well!
First the good bits. The story is simple and is simply made. The screenplay obviously benefits from the presence of the master storyteller “Raju Hirani”. There are several scenes throughout the film that would make you smile, and some will make you laugh out loud. The acting is overall competent. Boman Irani is spectacular as the grumpy grandpa. The ensemble cast does an excellent job. The background score keeps the mood light and the music “though unremarkable” fits the screenplay rather comfortably.
Now, the not so good bits. The ride is a little too sweet in bits. Mapuskar and Hirani, twist the story and stretch it, so as to manipulate your emotions all along and there are too many "Oh so convenient moments". Unnecessary tear jerkers are added, in the second half, which the film could have done without. Yes goodness is good, but in limits.
What keeps you with the film is the sincerity of the performances by all the leads and the ensemble. The young boy playing Sharman’s son infact does a really really good job. There is no big message here, it’s all about ambition and sacrifice. Watch it with your family in the theatre and it will surely give you a bumpy but sweet ride.
Rating: 6 / 10