Tulsidas Balaram was part of the Indian football team that finished a historic fourth in the 1956 Olympics and remembered how iconic Balbir Singh Sr took pain-killing injection before the summit clash against the arch-rivals.
Rani Rampal has been playing hockey for close to two decades. She has helped India qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in July-August this year. Rani was voted World Games Athlete of the Year 2019, the first Indian ever to win this award
Given the obstacles lined up against her, no one knows when Bani Singh’s documentary would see the light of day. Instead of the raw emotions—and the jagged backcloth here—that propel players towards achievements, will India have to stay content with another fictionalised, unsatisfactorily executed Bollywood period drama?