Mumbai-based stand-up comedy group All India Bakchod has an 'alternative' idea for a biopic on Rahul Dravid. Read on to find out...
Biopics and documentaries on cricketers seem to be the flavour of the season.
There is a documentary on cricket -- 'Death of a Gentleman', which has already been released. But it is raining biopics with there about to release. There are movies being made on the life stories of MS Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin and also Sachin Tendulkar.
While Sachin's is titled 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams', Dhoni's is called 'M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story' and Azhar's is 'Azhar'.
According to Mumbai-based stand-up comedy group All India Bakchod, there is another one coming soon to a theatre near you -- on Rahul Dravid.
Dravid: The Movie!— All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) April 29, 2016
Coming soon! pic.twitter.com/8AtIqCNyZM
The stand-up comedy group has released a poster of the 'proposed' movie with the catchphrase: The untold story of the unsung hero in the unwatched movie'.
The poster seems to be spoofing the number of biopics in the pipeline and while at the same time highlighting the fact that Dravid was always quietly waiting in the wings during his career for his moment in the spotlight. While he was one of the four stalwarts of Indian cricket in the 1990s and 2000s, he never got the credit he deserved with the media and fans discussing the other three- Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman -- more often.
Tendulkar had once called Dravid the "unsung hero of Indian team" and said his value was reflected by the sheer amount of runs he has scored. Dravid amassed 10,820 runs in 343 one-dayers and had scored 13,288 runs in Tests, which was the fourth highest aggregate in history behind Tendulkar (15,921).
Dravid is currently the mentor for Delhi Daredevils in IPL 9 and was the coach of the Indian u-19 team that reached the final of the u-19 World Cup.