Southern cinema has seen a lot of biopics in the recent past, with many going on to become huge blockbusters. When Nani’s Jersey was announced as a cricket-based drama that will focus on the life of late bloomer, speculations were rife that the film would be a biopic of a famous cricketer. However, the team was quick to clarify that it was a fresh script on the whole. But now, there seems to be a change to the statement.
According to close sources in Tollywood, Jersey is loosely based on the real life story of Indian cricketer Raman Lamba, who was known for his late entry into the team, still making a mark in the 32 ODI matches that he got to play. He was quite popular for his attacking mode of play in Bangladesh’s Dhaka Premier League, and also represented Ireland in some unofficial international games.
Raman passed away through a freak on-field accident in 1998, after a ball hit him on the temperal bone and sent him into a coma. Though we are still unsure as to whether the film will be covering this aspect too, it looks like Jersey is indeed based on a player that the outside world is not too aware of.
The Gautam Tinnanuri directorial is now done with its shoot and is getting ready for a release this summer.