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Budhia Singh - Born To Run Review

  • Merkwürdige Liebe

    Merkwürdige Liebe

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    2.0
    Desimartini | Updated - August 05, 2016 6:21 PM IST
    3.3DM (788 ratings)

    Verdict - Standard issue sports film with strong acting.

    Budhia Singh - Born To RunWatch trailerRelease date : August 05, 2016

    The sports biopic genre is one which comes with its own set of inescapable cliches, and Budhia Singh - Born To Run doesn't avoid those. Manoj Bajpayee stars as the coach who trains kids for judo in Orissa, one of whom is the protagonist, a kid of marvellous stamina who, unfortunately, doesn't make it to the ongoing Rio Olympics with which this film's release coincides. The film is replete with sports biopic must-haves - montages of the protagonist training tirelessly, blown-up situations which only someone as unusually talented as the hero can tackle... But while none of this feels particularly new, it is the acting that really gives the film its power. Manoj Bajpayee continues hs good form, as does the kid Mayur Patole who plays Budhia Singh. The film does take certain liberties as is probably unavoidable in the genre, but there's a sense of sincerity to it and that's what makes it worth a watch. I usually don't like sports biopics, but I didn't quite mind this one all that much.

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