India Masala

Bollywood and culture in an emerging India

Meerabai Not Out: You’ll love it if you like cricket


To be honest, I didn’t watch “Meerabai Not Out” with a lot of expectations. Maybe that’s why I enjoyed the film so much at the end of two-and-a-half hours.

Or maybe it was because it took me back to my teenage years, when many afternoons were spent cutting out pictures of my favourite cricketers and pasting them in a scrapbook.

Or watching one-day matches between India and Bangladesh with the fervour worthy of a World Cup final.

“Meerabai Not Out,” directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni, is a simple film that explores just one phenomenon — India’s obsession with the game of cricket.