Iqbal – an inspirational movie

Sometimes, a movie comes along that leaves a deep impression within you and one that you will remember for a long time. Iqbal is one such movie.

Superbly directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, Iqbal is a touching story of a deaf and dumb boy (played remarkably well by Shreyas Talpade) for whom cricket is more than a game – it is a passion. His aim in life is to become a great bowler and become part of the Indian cricket team. His mother and sister (wonderfully portrayed by the young Shweta Prasad) encourage him all the way but he faces resistance from his father, who wants him to think about what he is going to do in his life, how is he going to earn his living etc. Naseeruddin Shah plays the role of the village drunkard Mohit who was once an aspiring cricketer and whose career was cut short by the politics of the higher level coaches. Having found a new zest in life, Mohit coaches Iqbal, teaches him some new tricks and tips and finally, after a lot of hard work and a bit of luck, Iqbal manages to enter the Ranji Team and finally into the Indian cricket team.

It is a very inspiring story indeed. When you finish seeing the movie, you feel a sense of enthusiasm about you and makes you feel that you can achieve what you want – you just need to want that badly!

Go watch it and hope someone of us can turn into an Iqbal in whatever we do.

Best,
Thyaga

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