After the critically acclaimed web series, Inside Edge, which is set in the world of a fictional T20 cricket league, along the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL), it was only a matter of time before the IPL became the subject of a movie given its with its numerous highs, lows, and controversies. Well, that time is here as producer Vishnu Induri is keen on making yet another sports drama film after the Ranveer Singh starrer 83.
This will be based on the IPL, one of the most celebrated sporting events in the country. He has acquired the rights to sports journalist Boria Majumdar's upcoming book, Maverick Commissioner: The IPL - Lalit Modi Saga, which he will be adapting into a feature-length film. The film focus on the mastermind behind the IPL, Lalit Modi, and how the league was made possible. It will also go into the struggles, challenges, and difficulties it had to go through in the process.
Indian film critic and trade analyst, Taran Adarsh, took to his Twitter handle to announce the news about this. " '83', 'THALAIVII' MAKER'S NEXT FILM ON IPL - LALIT MODI... The book #MaverickCommissioner: The IPL - Lalit Modi Saga, written by sports journalist #BoriaMajumdar, will be adapted into a feature film by #VishnuVardhanInduri [producer of #83TheFilm and #Thalaivii]", he shared.
'83', 'THALAIVII' MAKER'S NEXT FILM ON IPL - LALIT MODI... The book #MaverickCommissioner: The IPL - Lalit Modi Saga, written by sports journalist #BoriaMajumdar, will be adapted into a feature film by #VishnuVardhanInduri [producer of #83TheFilm and #Thalaivii]. pic.twitter.com/MYm1W66YIL— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 18, 2022
A certain source has revealed, “It will begin right from 2007 when the IPL was announced, and the teams were subsequently formed. As the tournament rolled out, some cricketers became famous overnight”. The league was a marriage between cricket and Bollywood, as stars became owners of teams like Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, and Punjab Kings. Among its many past and ongoing controversies, the biggest of them all which caught everyone's attention was Lalit Modi’s suspension in 2010 over alleged financial irregularities which led to him being banned for life for indiscipline and misconduct by the BCCI (The Board of Control for Cricket in India) in 2013.
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