22 Yards

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22 Yards
22 Yards film poster.jpeg
22 Yards Poster
Directed byMitali Ghoshal
Produced byMitali Ghoshal, Surya Sinha
Screenplay bySamrat
Story bySamrat
StarringBarun Sobti
Rajit Kapur
Panchi Bora
Rajesh Sharma
Music byAmartya Ray and Amartya Bobo Rahut
CinematographyRanjan Palit & Amit Singh
Edited byAjay Sharma
Release date
  • 22 September 2018 (2018-09-22) (BASAFF)[1]
  • 15 March 2019 (2019-03-15) (India)[2]

22 Yards is a 2018 Indian sports drama film starring Barun Sobti, Rajit Kapur, Panchi Bora and Rajesh Sharma.[3][4] The film has been directed by sports journalist turned filmmaker Mitali Ghoshal.[5] The film premiered at the 2018 Bay Area South Asian Film Festival and is scheduled to release theatrically on 15 March 2019.[1] The trailer of the film was launched by Sourav Ganguly.[6][7]


22 Yards is about a successful sports agent and his fall from grace. The film delves into the commercial aspects of sports. Barun Sobti plays the lead, a cricket enthusiast and a talent manager.[8]


Release and reception[edit]

22 Yards had its world premiere at the inaugural Bay Area South Asian Film Festival (BASAFF 2018) where Barun Sobti bagged the Best Actor (Feature) award.[9] The film was slated to release on 22 February 2019, but it has been pushed back to 15 March 2019.[2]

The official trailer of the film was released on 18 January 2019.[10]

Critical response[edit]

Nandini Ramnath in Scroll.in writes, "Barun Sobti scores in a familiar cricketing tale of failure and redemption."[11]

News 18 gave the movie two stars out of five and wrote 'an average film that gives a simplistic insight in to the crafty world of Cricket'.[12]


22 Yards
Soundtrack album by
Amartya Ray, Amartya Bobo Rahut
Released15 February 2019[13]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelZee Music Company
External audio
audio icon Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The music of the film has been composed by Amartya Ray and Amartya Bobo Rahut while the lyrics have been written by Amartya Ray and Siddhant Kaushal.

Track listing
1."Bande Daud"Siddharth Mahadevan3:58
2."Ruk Ja Nadeem"Amit Mishra5:11
3."Sanjheya"Nikhita Gandhi and Pardeep Singh Sran3:50
4."Ruk Ja Nadeem (Amartya Ray version)"Amartya Ray5:11
Total length:18:19


  1. ^ a b https://www.hungamacity.com/order/16022/22-yards-world-premier-feature-film-competition-basaff-2018
  2. ^ a b "Movie details 22 yards". Times of India. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Barun Sobti in 22 Yards". The Quint. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Barun Sobti in 22 Yards". Scroll. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Mitali Ghosla directs 22 Yards". Cinestaan. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Sourav Ganguly to launch trailer of 22 Yards". Yahoo. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Sourav Ganguly launches the 22 Yards trailer". Yahoo. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Barun Sobti plays a sports manager in 22 Yards trailer". Times of India. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Barun Sobti wins at BASAFF". PinkVilla. 22 September 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  10. ^ "22 Yards - Official Trailer|Barun Sobti Amartya Ray & Panchi Bora|Mitali Ghosal". Zee Music Company on YouTube.
  11. ^ https://scroll.in/reel/916654/22-yards-movie-review-barun-sobti-scores-in-a-familiar-cricketing-tale-of-failure-and-redemption
  12. ^ "22 Yards Movie Review: This Barun Sobti Film is Skilfully Mounted Except for the Initial Stage". News18. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Listen to all 22 Yards songs now! Download or play 22 Yards songs online on JioSaavn". JioSaavn. 15 February 2019.

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