: इक़्बाल) is a 2005 Hindi Bollywood
film written by Vipul K Rawal
and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor
and was released under Subhash Ghai
's new banner, "Mukta Searchlight Films".
The story follows a cricket-obsessed boy from a remote Indian village as he aims to overcome his difficulties and become a cricketer
and fulfil his dream of playing for the Indian national cricket team
Written by Vipul K Rawal
, and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor Iqbal
tells the story of Iqbal (Shreyas Talpade
), a deaf and mute boy, who dreams of playing cricket for India. However, he is discouraged by his father who thinks that Iqbal's daydreams are a waste of time. Instead, he wants Iqbal to help him tend to the crops and become a farmer like him, which would be a stable profession.
Iqbal's sister, Khadija (Shweta Prasad
), however, helps him try out for a nearby academy run by Guruji (Girish Karnad
), an influential former India captain, who accepts him for his talent. However, when Iqbal competes with a rich boy, Kamal, who is also the star of the academy, he is thrown out by Guruji out of fear of Kamal's father, who bankrolls the academy. Iqbal seeks help from the local drunkard, Mohit (Naseeruddin Shah
), who was once a great cricketer and persuades him to be his coach. They are able to train in a nearby field, using Iqbal's buffaloes (named after actual members of the... Read More