Amidst these epic biopics being made, gaining acclaim, and in return, these movies inspiring people too, what could have been a better opportunity to make a movie on the Indian badminton Olympics champion, Saina Nehwal. The biopic was released as ‘saina,’ the first name of the player.
Saina OTT and Theatrical Release:
The sports movie was released on 26 March 2021 in the theatres with a 50% occupancy rate. The film was initially scheduled to be released in September 2020 but kept getting delayed due to the COVID 19 restrictions.
The movie was also being considered for an OTT release; however, confirmation is being in talk and hasn’t been official yet. The digital platform might be the safest and the most secure way for the makers to market their work. We can expect the release within the next few months.
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The movie has been under Amole Gupte’s direction and has been produced by the T Series and Front Foot Productions.
The soulful music of the movie has been composed by Amaal Malik. AA Films have claimed the distribution rights of the film.
Parineeti Chopra as Saina Nehwal, Manav Kaul as Pullela Gopichand, Eshan Naqvi as Parupalli Kashyap, Meghna Malik as Usha Rani Nehwal, Subhrajyoti Barat as Harvir Singh Nehwal, Ankur Vikal as Jeewan Kumar, Tawhid Rike Zaman as Rohan’s Friend, Sharman Dey as Damodar, Sameer Bassi as Rohan.
The actress Shraddha Kapoor was initially being considered for Saina Nehwal’s role and continued with the making of the film up to September 2019.
After that, she opted out of the film. Thereafter Parineeti Chopra was finalized for the role.
Manav Kaul, who plays the role of Sania’s coach, made a humble appeal to the audience to watch the movie, as it is an awe-inspiring movie of dedication and discipline.