The title has a certain sense of duality, it’s smart. It suggests not just the dismissal of a cricketer on the pitch but also his exposé outside. Director Supriya Sobti Gupta’s irresistible choice of subject is tempting. But no documentary with a theme this sensational can be complete without an equally dramatic narration. And Gupta assembles veteran sports journalists and CBI officers to take us back in time when Indian cricket’s biggest scandal shook the nation.Caught Out: Crime. Corruption.Cricket. 2023 Movie Download.
Tehelka’s Minty Tejpal is clearly having fun narrating all those bone-chilling revelations about match-fixing scandals. Supriya and cinematographer Amit N juxtapose the narrations of journalists with slow-motion shots of anonymous bookies making those phone calls. We see close ups of tape recorders and shadows of those masterminds that changed the way Indian Cricket was looked at. In between, the director also adds montages of some glorious matches of the yore and how they propelled ordinary players to demi-god status.
The itch of an investigative journalist from Outlook to dig deeper into a match-fixing rumour opens the documentary’s mood. With one appalling revelation after another, from Manoj Prabhakar to Kapil Dev to Mohammad Azharuddin to the South African hero Hansie Cronje, Caught Out really comes into its own. For fresh cricket fanatics, obsessed with the likes of Dhoni and Kohli, this could be an innocuous watch; for veterans, it could be a discomforting trip back in time.Caught Out: Crime. Corruption. Cricket. 2023 Movie Download.