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Old April 22, 2011, 09:50 PM
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Fire in Babylon

[From the award winning producer of " The Last king of Scotland" & "One day in September"]

Synopsis:

Fire In Babylon is the breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history.

In a turbulent era of apartheid in South Africa; race riots in England and civil unrest in the Caribbean, the West Indian cricketers, led by the enigmatic Viv Richards, struck a defiant blow at the forces of white prejudice worldwide. Their undisputed skill, combined with a fearless spirit, allowed them to dominate the genteel game at the highest level, replaying it on their own terms.
This is their story, told in their own words.

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Release date: 23 April 2011
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Old April 25, 2011, 07:08 AM
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I am looking forward to it now.
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Old May 26, 2011, 12:46 AM
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how many of you have seen 'i know how many runs you scored last summer'?
if you haven't seen it.. don't
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Old May 26, 2011, 02:50 AM
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how many of you have seen 'i know how many runs you scored last summer'?
if you haven't seen it.. don't
I tried my best, but couldn't continue, had to stop. Pity on my soul.
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Old May 26, 2011, 03:08 AM
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A list of Cricket related Documentaries and Movies:

Documentary:

Trobriand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to Colonialism (1976) (Australia/Papua New Guinea)
Not Cricket: The Basil d'Oliveira Conspiracy (2004) (UK)
Cricket and the Meaning of Life (2005) (Canada)
An Aussie Goes Barmy (2006) (Australia)
An Aussie Goes Bolly (2008) (Australia)
Breaking Boundaries (2008) (Ireland)
Out of the Ashes (2009) (UK/Afghanistan)
Fire in Babylon (2010) (UK)

Movies:

[The Final Test]] [1] (1953) (UK)
P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982) (UK)
Arthur's Hallowed Ground (1984) (UK)
Playing Away [2] (1987) (UK)
Awwal Number [3] (1990) (India)
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) (India)
Stumped [4] (2003) (India)
Wondrous Oblivion (2003) (UK)
Iqbal (2005) (India)
Chennai 600028 (2007) (India)
Jannat (2008) (India)
Victory (2008) (India)
Hansie [5] (2008) (South Africa)
I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer (2008) (Australia)
Hit for Six (2009) (Barbados)
Dil Bole Hadippa! (2009) (India)
Patiala House (2011) (India)

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Old May 26, 2011, 04:06 AM
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Seemed a bit Fabricated, but informative and much better production:

Hansie Cronje (Movie)
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Seemed a bit Fabricated, but informative and much better production:

Hansie Cronje (Movie)
thanks a lot mate for sharing the link.

Gotta watch few documentaries that you have mentioned earlier.
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This Documentary discusses "Depression in Sports" where Marcus Trescothick speaks of his mental depression illness.



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A bit strange kind of 'Injury' .
Thanks for the link Naimul vai.

By the way, have you seen the movie "Wondrous Oblivion"? I am searching for it for years
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A bit strange kind of 'Injury' .
Thanks for the link Naimul vai.

By the way, have you seen the movie "Wondrous Oblivion"? I am searching for it for years
You are most welcome brother. Btw, how did you not find "Wondrous Oblivion" ? Its on Youtube

Here is the full movie its a nice one. Enjoy !

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Old June 25, 2011, 05:59 AM
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You are most welcome brother. Btw, how did you not find "Wondrous Oblivion" ? Its on Youtube

Here is the full movie its a nice one. Enjoy !
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One of the first cricket films based in India Gaurav Kumar was a movie called road. The film had the feel of the night in the title role, but poverty to riches story of an ordinary man does not really make a mark.
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a good tv serial...
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Empire of Cricket is a nice documentary on the development of Cricket in the Commonwealth though it only focuses on West Indies, Australia, England and India. The documentaries are available on YouTube in parts:
West Indies (Part 1) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spsF8VFExXA
Australia (Part 1) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LD8kUQZJEc
England (Part 1) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKhW5v8y8V0
India (Part 1) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAcIkiZSL3M
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^ thanks for sharing
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By the by, have any of you seen Fire in Babylon yet? I watched it yesterday. While the clips of Australian, English and Indian batsmen being pulverized by great West Indian bowlers was really fun, the socio-political motivations that the movie tries to attribute to the players seems artificial. (Except for maybe Viv Richards!) I think they played professional cricket because they were good at it, enjoyed the sport and were being paid for it while regional pride and 'black power identity' were only secondary considerations. It was probably late in their careers or even after they retired that they really understood what their actions meant for the people of the Caribbean and their diaspora; that their victories were like "slaves whipping the as*** of masters".
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So finally found "Fire in Babylon" and watched half of it. Absolutely engrossing and I highly recommend it.
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