Ghoomer review: Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher’s stellar acting will win your heart

Nikshey Dhiman

Ghoomer review

Ghoomer review: Abhishek Bachchan is back on the big screen with Saiyami Khe. The film features the story of a handicapped bowler, played by Saiyami Kher. Abhishek is playing the role of her coach who motivates her to make a career in bowling. The Diwali scene in the movie defines the title perfectly as Saiyami goes to wish Happy Diwali to her coach but he challenges her to bowl with one hand. He motivates her to come out of her comfort zone and push the boundaries of her life and this scene perfectly defines the title and theme ‘Ghoomer.’

Ghoomer Story

Ghoomer transports you to a universe where rationality meets heart. It’s a well-made video that teaches us the importance of self-belief and a never-say-die attitude in life. It simultaneously inspires and empowers. The film follows Anina (Saiyami), a cricketer who aspires to be a member of the Indian National Women’s Cricket team.

And if she is chosen, fate has something else in waiting for her. In an accident a few days before the event, she loses her right arm. She has lost all hope of ever playing cricket again when Padam Singh Sodhi or Paddy sir (Abhishek), a failed and disillusioned former cricketer who is now an alcoholic, comes knocking at her home. She’s at his door the next day, looking for a second chance at life, at the game, and at being a winner. Ghoomer shows us how Paddy becomes her coach and how she transforms from a batter to a left-arm bowler.


Ghoomer is based on the true story of a late athlete who had a devastating hand injury but went on to win two Olympic gold medals. Balki co-wrote it with Rahul Sengupta and Rishi Virmani, and the film is strongly focused on empathy. He immediately connects you with his characters because to his outstanding writing and straightforward screenplay. You sympathize with both Anina’s struggle and Paddy’s misery. While Anina’s predicament makes you feel powerless, Balki never depicts her in a pitiful position.

Ghoomer is sharp and rarely appears slow at 2 hours 20 minutes. Balki discusses gender equality, sports prejudice, the necessity of education, and superstitious beliefs that frequently come into play. Vishal Sinha’s cinematography deserves special notice for the manner he visualized the cricket sequences. He catches the essence of Ghoomer brilliantly, from above shots of the stadium to moving between the stands and the pitch.


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