The Sachin Anthem received a grand launch by Sachin Tendulkar and A. R. Rahman. The event was nostalgic in every sense for Sachin as well as for his fans. It was filled with a sense of pride, laughter and memoirs of unconditional love that the cricketer has received over the years. Plus, the live performance by singer Sukhwinder Singh made it even more special.
Sachin and Rahman candidly interacted with media at the Anthem launch. Here are few highlights of the same, When asked the master blaster about the first time he heard “Sachin, Sachin” in real, he quickly recapped a childhood memory saying, “I remember my mother would do that when I was playing downstairs and wouldn’t come home. She would say, ‘Sachin…Sachin upar aa jaao (Sachin come back upstairs)’.”
The anthem strikes an emotional chord with Sachin and, expressing his views on it, he said, “Talking about the movie and the life that I have been able to relive through it is simply magnificent and overwhelming. Today, knowing that a movie is being made on my life, and now the Sachin Sachin song that AR has done with Sukhvinder, it’s a formidable combination I would say. I didn’t know ‘Sachin Sachin’ would go beyond my playing days, and here it is now playing in the theatres.”
On being asked what is in the movie that his fans still don’t know about him, Sachin said, “No, you guys don’t know everything! That’s why this movie. There are so many moments, and the footage that we have been able to capture, and take the footage from my personal account at home which stays in my locker, that footage nobody had access to, it was only for the family and no one else. Being a private person I had to kind of balance that out, I know my fans want to know more about me and I also want to get closer to them by showing the other side of me which they had not seen.”
The Anthem and its visuals will make you feel proud about Sachin and the great life that he has lived so far. Plus, the echoing beats of “Sachin Sachin” with the drum are sure to give you an adrenaline rush.
Watch the video of Sachin Anthem from Sachin: A Billion Dreams here: