Doosra is fiction meets reality: Abhinay Deo


“The girl takes inspiration from that victory, which was history in the making. Our country was richest and advanced at one point in the world but in the recent past, we are battling inferiority complex against that world. Her character comes from an orthodox household in Jodhpur and starts to rebel against patriarchal norms. It is a story of India, cricket and Sourav. “There is hardly anyone in our country who does not have a fascination for cricket be it filmmakers, creative people or common public. Plabita Borthakur of Lipstick Under My Burkha fame plays the role of Tara in the film. In the film, the girl is going through her own struggles and she takes inspiration from the cricket world, from Sourav Ganguly and changes her life,” Deo said. The then euphoric Indian captain Sourav Ganguly took off his shirt and waved it in the air to celebrate the win. Then there is this girl, who is growing up around the time when there was a lot of buzz in the world of economics, politics and cricket. In our film, the footage of the 2002 match and the interviews of prominent personalities runs parallel to the fiction story. “It talks about freedom from many things, social prejudices, inferiority complex. According to Deo, the film touches upon courage, freedom of expression and fighting social prejudices among other things. Doosra is currently in the final stages of post-production and the makers are finalising how, when and where to release the film. I was fascinated with what that period in cricket did for our country,” Deo told PTI in an interview here. 0
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The docu-fiction is set against the backdrop of India’s win against England in 2002 Natwest series. Advertising

“We decided to merge fiction and documentary.