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The Bollywood Cricket Quiz

August 25, 2005 16:30 IST
Remember Chamatkar, the comic drama in which Naseeruddin Shah plays a ghost and teaches the villains a lesson during a tell-tale game of cricket?

Sport has often featured in Bollywood movies. If cricket as a sport is yet to find a global clientele, Aamir Khan's Lagaan put it on the international map in a jiffy. On many occasions, our favorite heroes (Shah Rukh Khan in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Akshay Kumar in Hera Pheri and Hrithik Roshan in Yaadein) are depicted as sport champs.

On the eve of Iqbal's release, let's take a look at the films where cricket played a substantial role.

1. Who plays Kumar Gaurav's brother who helps him become a cricketer in All Rounder?
a. Vinod Mehra
b. Ramesh Deo
c. Shakti Kapoor

2. In Awwal Number, Aditya Panscholi is dropped and a new cricketer is taken in the team. Who is he?
a. Dev Aanand
b. Aamir Khan
c. Rahul Roy

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Lagaan and Awwal Number had two things in common - Aamir Khan and cricket. Though Awwal Number bombed at the box office, Lagaan was not only a hit but also won an Oscar nomination.

Awwal Number, written and directed by Dev Anand was a rare movies that focussed on sport while dealing with jealousy, passion and love.

Correct!
Did you know? Lagaan and Awwal Number had two things in common - Aamir Khan and cricket. Though Awwal Number bombed at the box office, Lagaan was not only a hit but also won an Oscar nomination.

Awwal Number, written and directed by Dev Anand was a rare movies that focussed on sport while dealing with jealousy, passion and love.

3. Which of these cricketers has a role in Stumped?
a. Sachin Tendulkar
b. Vinod Kambli
c. Sunil Gavaskar

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is A.
Did you know? Raveena Tandon had Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Zaheer Khan, Ravi Shastri and Yuvraj Singh promote the film. These cricketers state in the film that they are not heroes but the soldiers fighting the war are the real heroes. Raveena said in an interview that the cricketers obliged her because they liked the script and the film's intentions.

The film was made very fast and, therefore, didn't have any star except for Salman Khan. Stumped was produced by Raveena Tandon.

Correct!
Did you know? Raveena Tandon had Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Zaheer Khan, Ravi Shastri and Yuvraj Singh promote the film. These cricketers state in the film that they are not heroes but the soldiers fighting the war are the real heroes. Raveena said in an interview that the cricketers obliged her because they liked the script and the film's intentions.

The film was made very fast and, therefore, didn't have any star except for Salman Khan. Stumped was produced by Raveena Tandon.

4. Which song forms the backdrop of the cricketing practice sessions in Lagaan?
a. O palanhare
b. Ghanan ghanan
c. Chale chalo

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? While shooting the cricket scenes, the filmmaker used the locals from the village as spectators.

Villagers turned up in their very best clothes. But what Aamir Khan's team wanted was an authentic village feel, and so the spectators were asked to change into dhoti-kurtas.

Strangely, Most of the villagers did not know how to tie a dhoti. They were all given a mass training by a crewmember.

Correct!
Did you know? While shooting the cricket scenes, the filmmaker used the locals from the village as spectators.

Villagers turned up in their very best clothes. But what Aamir Khan's team wanted was an authentic village feel, and so the spectators were asked to change into dhoti-kurtas.

Strangely, Most of the villagers did not know how to tie a dhoti. They were all given a mass training by a crewmember.

5. Who is the commentator along with Sajid Khan in the climax of Mujhse Shaadi Karogi?
a. Navjot Singh Sidhu
b. Kapil Dev
c. Yuvraj Singh

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is A.
Did you know? The producer, Sajid Nadiadwala, came up with a 64-page palm-sized book, which gives us the story in detail and speaks about the love triangle. The book also has tips on how to impress a woman.

The film's climax was shot in Bangalore. The leading actors - Salman, Akshay and Priyanka - were accompanied by cricketers Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Mohammed Kaif, Ashish Nehra, Parthiv Patel and Javagal Srinath. The climax took place on a cricket pitch.

Correct!
Did you know? The producer, Sajid Nadiadwala, came up with a 64-page palm-sized book, which gives us the story in detail and speaks about the love triangle. The book also has tips on how to impress a woman.

The film's climax was shot in Bangalore. The leading actors - Salman, Akshay and Priyanka - were accompanied by cricketers Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Mohammed Kaif, Ashish Nehra, Parthiv Patel and Javagal Srinath. The climax took place on a cricket pitch.

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Compiled by Patcy N
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Patcy N