Tigmanshu Dhulia to direct biopic on cricketer Baloo Palwankar

Like Paan Singh, Baloo Palwankar too is unknown outside cricketing circle. “I prefer telling stories about unsung heroes. He is hailed as the first member of the Dalit caste to make a significant impact on the sport. He asked me to read it too because the story was absolutely fascinating. During an upheaval in the colonial India, a Dalit bowler became known for his heroic struggle. Despite being one of the finest cricketers of his time, Baloo was apparently never allowed to lead the team as a captain because of his so-called lower caste status. “Tigmanshu had read a book by Ramachandra Guha which had a chapter about Baloo. Titled Baloo, the film will chronicle the story of the left-arm spinner Baloo Palwankar, who played for the Hindu Gymkhana Club in the early 1900s. Baloo is written by Dhulia and Darab Farooqui and co-produced by Namrata Sinha. Produced by Vinay Sinha and Priti Sinha, the film is expected to roll out next year as currently the makers are finishing the research work of the movie, being carried out by historian Dr Ramachandra Guha. He not only played cricket but also entered politics later. His story is the story of India and what better backdrop to have than cricket,” Tigmanshu told PTI. Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia is now all set to make a biopic on the cricketer. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now Also read: Sanjay Dutt biopic: Ranbir Kapoor’s cute click with his on-screen kids proves he’ll be a super cool dad in real life. It will be made under the banner of Reel Life Entertainment (I) Pvt Ltd in association with Tigmanshu Dhulia. The producer says they have obtained a no objection certificate from the cricketer’s family and will be looking to cast an A-list Bollywood star once the writing for the project is complete. His life is worth putting on the big screen,” Priti told PTI. See pic
Apart from this film, they will also roll out their other production Super 30, directed by Vikas Bahl. This will be another biopic on a cricketer after series of films like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Azhar and the upcoming documentary on Sachin Tendulkar. 2017-04-13T13:27:32+00:00″>
Published:April 13, 2017 1:27 pm

Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Baloo will chronicle the story of the left-arm spinner Baloo Palwankar.