Victory (2009 film)

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Victory
Victory hindi.jpg
Poster for Victory
Directed by Ajit Pal Mangat
Produced by Manmohan Shetty
AjitPal Mangat
Written by Ajit Pal Mangat
Starring Harman Baweja
Amrita Rao
Anupam Kher
Gulshan Grover
Several International Cricketers[1]
Music by Anu Malik
Cinematography Attar Singh Saini
Release date
  • January 16, 2009 (2009-01-16)
Running time
159 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Victory is a 2009 Indian cricket-based sports film starring Harman Baweja, Amrita Rao and Anupam Kher. It is Harman Baweja's second release after his debut film Love Story 2050, which performed very badly at the box office. The movie was filmed in Australia and India.[2] Victory tells the story of a struggling cricketer who defies all odds to realize an almost impossible dream.

Plot[edit]

The story revolves around the life of Vijay Shekhawat (Harman Baweja) and his father Ram Shekhawat (Anupam Kher). Ram has great aspirations for his son Vijay, who he dreams will play for the Indian cricket team one day. His dream eventually comes true when Vijay makes it to the Indian team. His childhood friend Nandini (Amrita Rao) has believed in him since the very first time he spoke the name of cricket and never ever doubted him. However, this happiness is short-lived as Vijay soon loses his place in the team, as well as the respect he has earned, when he lets his new-found fame get the better of him.

Vijay soon discovers how quickly the media and the public can make a villain out of a hero. Unable to bear the shock and humiliation, Ram suffers a brain hemorrhage. Nandini takes the responsibility to care for Ram and take in Vijay. Vijay and Nandini fly to Australia to have surgery on his back. The surgery is successful and Vijay soon realises that Nandini, his childhood friend, could be his life partner. He nurtures his feelings for her but Nandini is still healing after Vijay's bad side took over and is finding it hard to trust him and behave like his true friend again. They return to Jaisalmer and Vijay vows to be a better cricketer for his country. He proves himself to his father and Nandini that he can play for his country and his coach relies on him too. He gets selected once again to play in the major international cricket tournament. He injures himself whilst playing but vows to play no matter his health. He wins the cricket tournament and returns to his hometown Jaisalmer, to see his father and Nandini. Vijay and his father reconcile and just when everything is going fine Ram dies in Vijay's arms. They hold the funeral and we see Vijay and Nandini comforting each other in the end scene. We assume they get together. And it finishes with Vijay once again playing in a cricket tournament and playing for his country.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Harman Baweja Vijay Shekhawat
Amrita Rao Nandini
Anupam Kher Ram Shekhawat
Gulshan Grover Andy Singh
Dalip Tahil Indian Team Coach

Track Listings[edit]

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Aisa Toh Socha Na Tha" Kay Kay 2:01
2 "Balla Utha Chhakka Laga" Sukhwinder Singh 2:17
3 "Mazaa Aa Gaya" Sonu Nigam, Suresh Wadkar, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Sudesh Bhonsle, Altaf Raja, Sumitra Iyer 1:36
4 "Money Money Money Show Me The Money" Krishna Beura & Anushka Manchanda 2:03
5 "Tu Ne Re" Shaan 1:48
6 "Victory" Dibyendu Mukherjee 1:46
7 "We Love Kirket" Kailash Kher 2:26

Box office[edit]

The film faced competition from other films such Raaz 2 and Dev D and failed to do well. With a huge budget it only managed to gross 1 Crore and was declared an disaster by boxoffice-india. It was Harman Baweja's second film which failed to do well at the box office.[3]

Production[edit]

Victory has been produced by Manmohan Shetty and AjitPal Mangat under the banner of Walkwater Media and Moving Pictures, and directed by AjitPal Mangat. It was released on 16 January 2009.

Cameo appearances[edit]

Victory is notable for special appearances by several current and past international cricketers from India, Pakistan, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand. This has been done to give the film an authentic look and feel. Some of the cricketers featured include:

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