[From the award winning producer of " The Last king of Scotland" & "One day in September"]
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.
A list of Cricket related Documentaries and Movies:
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)
[The Final Test]]  (1953) (UK)
P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982) (UK)
Arthur's Hallowed Ground (1984) (UK)
Playing Away  (1987) (UK)
Awwal Number  (1990) (India)
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) (India)
Stumped  (2003) (India)
Wondrous Oblivion (2003) (UK)
Iqbal (2005) (India)
Chennai 600028 (2007) (India)
Jannat (2008) (India)
Victory (2008) (India)
Hansie  (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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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.
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".