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Kaun Pravin Tambe Review – Predictable Yet Inspirational Biopic

By Binged Binged Bureau - April 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Binged Rating2.75/5

Kaun Pravin Tambe Review - Predictable Yet Inspirational Biopic BOTTOM LINE: Predictable Yet Inspirational Biopic

Rating: 2.75 /5

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Platform: Disney Plus Hotstar Genre: Drama, Sports

What Is the Story About?

Kaun Pravin Tambe is a biopic of cricketer Pravin Tambe. He is the oldest player to make his IPL debut at the age of 41 years, and that too without playing an international game. It is an astonishing and unbelievable journey, and the biopic covers most of the critical events in his life.


Shreyas Talpade plays Pravin Tambe in the biopic. He is a perfect choice as he not only fits the background profile but also has prior experience with a sports-based drama, particularly cricket.

Right from the start, Shreyas Talpade lives in the role. It also helps him that a big chunk of it involves light-hearted drama with the family, friends and colleagues at the office. He nails those segments, and when it comes to cricket, it is alright.

There is infectious positive energy with Shreyas Talpade, and it goes very well with the character of Pravin Tambe. The never say never attitude and relentless effort to achieve the dream are conveyed effectively due to the actor’s natural intensity and lively presence. When a particularly disappointing moment occurs during the second hour, we feel the pain due to the vulnerability brought by Shreyas. It is, therefore, a memorable part for him.


Jayprad Desai directs Kaun Pravin Tambe. The real-life content is so dramatic that there is no need to overdramatize the movie. All the director needs to execute the whole thing neatly.

The first thing that catches our mind is the smooth and organic flow of the narrative. The director takes us into the world of Pravin Tambe instantly. The typical low-rent apartment setup seen in Mumbai backdrop subjects and the nagging housewife are stereotypes. Still, they also help us instantly familiarise ourselves with the background of the cricketer. Even if one doesn’t know him, they are likely to be drawn into the story just the same.

While the setting and establishment of the world are all fine, there is a lack of freshness at the same time. The ‘fresh’ aspect begins when the cricket life of Pravin Tambe gets going with a flashback.

The drama related to the cricketing aspect is toned down, and the focus is mainly on the events. There are too many of them that it takes time for one to believe. Can a single person go through all these is the first thing that comes to one’s mind? At times, it also appears very cinematic as well.

Most of it works despite the cinematically stitched screenplay of the real-life events. The journalist angle could have been better worked out. It feels rough on the edges compared to the smooth flow. The result is uneven and rushed in parts.

Still, the sheer unbelievable journey of the cricketer holds attention. It is more appealing for a cricket enthusiast who also follows the Indian Premier League. The speciality, debut at such late age, and the records (however brief) created will be seen in a new light.

At the end, there is a bout of positive energy and a feel-good factor looking at the journey, and that’s the success and takeaway from Kaun Pravin Tambe. It gives an inspirational feeling.

Overall, Kaun Pravin Tambe is a well-acted and intended sports biopic drama. It is rushed and repetitive in parts but ends on a positive note. Give it is a try if you like sports (especially cricket) drama or just to see an unbelievable journey despite minor hiccups.

Other Artists?

Many actors are seen playing small bits and pieces roles, but it is the crucial supporting people, family and journalist who stand out. Arun Nalawade and Chayya Kadam play the parents, whereas Anjali Patil is seen as the wife. They are good in their respective parts.

Ashish Vidyarthi gets the role of a coach. It starts on a predictable note but gets better as the narrative progresses. And finally, Parambrata Chatterjee plays the second most important role in the movie, that of a journalist. The character should have been neatly integrated into the narrative. He does a good job, as usual, but the required impact at the end is missing.

Music and Other Departments?

Anurag Saikia provides the music for the movie. They are fine, although nothing memorable. Sai-Piyush give the background score. It is also in a typical zone with a few good moments. Sudir Palasane’s cinematography is good, even if there is no real attempt to deliver stand out output. The cricket scenes could have been captured well. Ghorakshnath Khande’s editing is neat. There is a razor-sharp quality to the proceedings, at times and overall also is decently paced. The writing is adequate, keeping the lead character in mind.



Shreyas Talpade


Feel Good Positive Feeling At The End


 Rushed In Parts

Uneven Journalist Track

Repetitive Moments

Did I Enjoy It?


Will You Recommend It?

Yes, But With Slight Reservation

Kaun Pravin Tambe Movie Review by Binged Bureau 

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